(Scroll to the bottom of this post to print your FREE Kitchen Spring Cleaning checklist!)
When it comes to Spring Cleaning my kitchen, I need a list. I also need a partner to help. With my kitchen list ready to go, my sister-in-law came over to my home to help me clean out, de-clutter and deep clean our kitchen space.
I am not one to do a few things each week so that I don’t have a big day of cleaning in the spring. I tried that starting January 1st with a year long list for each day of the week. I have yet to print week 2. Knowing my limits, I decided to do something different this year. My sister-in-law and I are helping each other spring clean. After cleaning my sister’s home together before her big move, we all realized how much more “fun” cleaning is when you have a partner in grime. 🙂 This year, she’s coming to my house to help me clean and then I’ll be heading to hers. The goal was to do two long days of cleaning. However, with two little ones, we decided to break up my house into a couple of nap-times. We get to hang out and catch up at the same time AND my home gets clean!
And let me tell you, having someone to talk to, to keep me motivated in cleaning our kitchen was much needed! I’m so thankful that we’re doing it together this year. It means I’m going to get it all done!
Here’s a few tips from my Spring Cleaning session in my kitchen yesterday. (Scroll to the bottom for a FREE printable list to help you !)
When organizing your drawers use tupperware and other plastic containers to keep things like bag clips and children’s silverware in place. If you’re like me, you have lots of plastic containers to spare!
Think outside the box! I took this literally. One of our problem areas was the silverware drawer. The organizer fit perfect in width but it would slide to the back of the drawer over time. This caused a problem. The little space in the front soon became the catch all for extra straws, spoons, pens and fingernail clippers. I know.
By placing an empty spaghetti noodle box, it gave just enough to keep the drawer organizer in place. Problemed solved for $0!
I decided to remove a number of items from our cabinets and put them in our basement pantry. It’s not ideal, but our corner cabinet was so full and I could not see a thing. That led to food expiring before I knew it. Instead, I surrendered the corner cabinet to a few cute dishes.
I also moved my spices and baking items to the cabinet beside our oven. I love that they are close, but it also created a problem. Now that I have them where I want them, I’ll need to come up with a solution to be able to see what I need. Don’t feel like you have to solve every single organizing dilemma in one afternoon. Just by getting organized, I was able to set some new goals and start to problem solve. That means I’ll be on the lookout for spice containers soon!
If you’re motivated to start cleaning your kitchen, I’ve created a step by step guide for you! In only 6 steps you’ll have your kitchen spring cleaned!
Download Your FREE Spring Cleaning Kitchen Checklist here.
Included in the checklist is a “To Do” section. If you’re like me, you’ll have a few goals to set after organizing and cleaning. Enjoy this FREE printable and share with a friend!
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