Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spring Cleaning Checklist - Kitchen

This is the first of several posts I will create each week that will focus on cleaning one room of your house. The kitchen is the most used room in The Good House, hands down. I like to start my spring cleaning with this room just to get the hardest out of the way first. All the other rooms are a breeze after this.

My trick for any whole room cleaning is to start at the top and work your way down. I try to do my spring cleaning on days that are sunny but a bit cool, so I can open the windows to air out the house, but the chill will keep me from overheating and work a little faster.

I also like to turn the on the 80s radio station and rock out while I clean, but Bon Jovi is optional.

Kitchen:

~Dust ceiling and corners of walls

~Dust and clean the ceiling fan

~Wipe down walls, minding spots behind the stove and counter top appliances

~Remove and clean all art and photographs from wall

~Remove all draperies, curtains, and blinds and wash or have cleaned

~Wash all windows

~Dust and clean the tops of the cabinets

~Clean the inside of the oven

~Remove knobs, burners, and burner covers and wash

~Clean the fridge

~Wipe down and clean the small appliances

~Wipe off the shelves inside the cabinets

~Dust and polish the outside of the cabinets

~Wipe down and clean out any drawers

~Clean the switch plates

~Dust and polish the outside of the drawers

~Clean the dishwasher by running an empty cycle

~Wash the counter tops in your kitchen

~Wash the sink

~Clean the outlet covers

~Dust and wash the baseboards

~Sweep and mop the floors

~Empty and wash out the trash can

1 comment:

Micaella Lopez said...

I love to clean out my kitchen - I'm moving right now so it is nice to know that I cleaned out my kitchen every year ;)

Mica
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