I’m excited to bring you part 2 of my Spring Cleaning mini series! Also, don’t forget to check out Part 1: the Bathroom if you missed it!
Part 2 is all about the kitchen, the most used room in the house. Again I try to use the safest (and most inexpensive) cleaning products, especially where I’m cooking my food… my two favorites happen to be vinegar and baking soda so you’ll probably see a lot of that below. Now let’s get into it!
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Just because it cleans your dishes doesn’t mean it’s clean! Check out my favorite dishwasher cleaning tutorial by Clean Mama.
I use this oven liner (for electric ovens only!) to make weekly cleaning easy, all you have to do is take it out, shake it off and give it a quick wipe down. But for spring cleaning I follow this easy oven cleaning hack that only uses vinegar, baking soda and salt!
To be honest, cleaning my cabinets is never at the top of my list but I force myself to do it once a year. Jillee has a miracle solution that will get your cabinets looking brand new in no time.
Cleaning the fridge is probably the easiest thing to do, yet the most neglected. Probably because it’s such a pain to take everything out and shuffle everything around but I highly recommend doing it on a regular basis! If you stick to a regular schedule you’ll know what you have in there, meaning you’ll be more likely to use everything which saves you money! Living Well Spending Less has an awesome tutorial on how to give your fridge a deep clean.
I clean and polish my sink about once a week because I can’t stand looking at a dingy sink. Centsable Momma has the best sink cleaning tutorial out there and I’ll bet you already have all the items in your kitchen. Bonus points if you want to make these awesome DIY garbage disposal bombs!
Cleaning your microwave doesn’t have to be hard, and you don’t have to scrub! Can you take a wild guess at what I use to clean it? Ding ding ding! Vinegar again for the win. The Teachers Hack summed up my method to a tee, get it cleaned in 5 minutes or less.
Last but not least on my list are all your small appliances – toaster, coffee maker, etc. Most toasters have a crumb bin that you can empty out and give it a good shake over the garbage. The coffee maker is an easy clean with a little vinegar, the Frugal Girls have a quick and easy tutorial to get it done!
What else do you include in your kitchen spring cleaning list?