The kitchen is truly the heart of the home. It’s inevitably where friends and family congregate. So when you’re in the process of spring cleaning, it makes sense that you should spend a little extra time focusing on your kitchen. There are so many areas in a kitchen to clean, but we’ve compiles some great life hacks that can help you whip your space up in no time.
- Refrigerator TLC
The fridge is a great place to start. Clear out all old food, condiments and containers. Remove the drawers and shelves and clean with warm soapy water. Spray white vinegar inside to clean the walls – no harsh chemicals, this is where you keep your food! Once everything is clean, line the shelves with clear plastic wrap. This will catch any spills and muck that always accumulates over time so the next cleaning will be a snap.
Put an open box of baking soda inside to keep smells to a minimum.
Put a lazy susan on a shelf to make perusing your contents easier too!
In your freezer, put plastic magazine racks on their sides to make “shelves” for smaller items so that everything is more organized.
- Expand your counter space
If you’re low on counter space while prepping food, open a stable drawer and put a cutting board on it. Voila! Extra counter space.
- Corral lids
Everyone has that one cabinet that is a mess of pot & pan lids. Here’s a quick fix…mount towel racks on the inside of your cabinet door. Then you can slide your most used lids in there and save precious cabinet space!
- Spotless stainless steel
Sprinkle flour on your stainless steel sinks and appliances. Rub gently with a damp cloth and your stainless steel will shine like it was brand new.
- Sparkling microwave
Dried bits of food on the walls of microwaves is inevitable. To clean more easily, microwave a bowl of water for 2-3 minutes. The steam will loosen the dried bits making wiping it down a breeze. Throw some lemon juice in the water for a fresh scent too!
- Avoid drippy garbage
Put those old newspapers to good use. Place a layer of them at the bottom of your garbage can to absorb any liquids that seep to the bottom of the can.
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