Kitchen Remodel for Spring
The kitchen is arguably one of the most important areas in your home. It is the center of everyday living, where meals are made and conversations are had.
Because so much time is spent in these rooms, miscellaneous junk and dirt can easily collect on fixtures and in drawers throughout the year. At Legacy Bath and Kitchen, we know that spring is a great time to spruce up your kitchen cleaning routine and we’ve made a list of steps to help you get started. Read below to learn more!
What Supplies Do I Need to Clean My Kitchen?
It’s best to be prepared with the proper supplies when you’re getting ready to clean your kitchen for spring.
Some supplies you may want to have on hand before starting this project are:
- Boxes or bags
- Rubber gloves
- A long-handled duster
- Microfiber cleaning cloths
- All-purpose cleaner
- Floor cleaner
- Broom or vacuum
- Trash can and recycling bin
- Stainless steel cleaner
- Plastic baggies
- Rubber bands
- White vinegar
A good spring cleaning around your kitchen will have you appreciating the beauty of one of the most-used rooms in your home again. Below are a few steps you can take to kick off the process!
Cleaning your kitchen cabinets is a great place to start on your spring cleaning checklist. Start by removing all the clutter and junk from inside your cabinets. Place the important items in your boxes and discard any items that may not be useful to you anymore.
Use wipes to clean the interior of your cabinets and use an ice pick or knife wrapped in a cloth to dislodge any debris from the crevices. You can use your vacuum to clean up any larger particles that may have fallen.
When putting your pots, pans and other cabinet accessories back into your kitchen cupboards, organize them in a way that’s most useful to you, keeping space in mind.
Clean all of your appliances thoroughly, using your stainless steel cleaner and a paper towel or microfiber cloth. Make sure to clean the counter under your appliances with an all-purpose cleaner.
Dump any food debris from items like your toaster, and don’t forget to scrub your microwave! Take out the glass plate from the microwave and give it a good scrub in your sink before replacing it.
Your sink is one of the trickiest areas to clean, but one of the most important! To thoroughly clean your sink, fill it with hot soapy water and about one cup of bleach. Let the solution sit for an hour, then drain it and clean it with a paste of water and baking soda.
Cleaning your kitchen faucet is also important because all the water you cook and wash your hands with comes from it. To clean deposits from your sink fixtures, grab your plastic baggie, white vinegar and rubber bands.
Add the vinegar to your baggie and place it over the faucet fixture, securing it with a rubber band. Let this sit for 20-30 minutes and use a sponge to clean any extra bits that may remain.
Your pantry may be the most cluttered part of your kitchen, but you can fix this! Remove everything from your pantry, check expiration dates and clean any jars, containers or boxes that may have dirt or sticky substances on them.
Clean the shelving of your pantry using a mixture of hot water and dish soap, then return the items to the shelves, grouping them in ways that are pleasing to you. Be sure to wring out whatever sponge or cloth you are using, so as not to flood the shelves with too much water and warp the materials.
After you’ve cleaned all areas of your kitchen and have everything organized the way you want it, sweep and mop your floors, including in your pantry, and you’ll be done! Use a mild cleanser that has been approved for your flooring material, and warm water.
A successful kitchen spring cleaning will do wonders for your home and give you the ability to breathe easily knowing your space is clean.
Call Legacy Bath and Kitchen for Your Kitchen Remodeling Needs!
When the needs of your kitchen go beyond spring cleaning, call the pros. At Legacy Bath and Kitchen, we’ve proudly served the San Antonio area for years and our kitchen remodeling services will make you fall in love with your home again.