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Prepping For The Big Spring Clean

By Cabinets Direct USA  on  May 3, 2017

Everybody knows that spring holds the ideal opportunity to get rid of some old stuff that’s been taking up room in your home. Sometimes, we do not recognize old food with an outdated expiration date sitting inside of our cabinets- or a large amount of plastic containers with missing tops. The big spring cleanup is the perfect time to get rid of it all and finally have a fresh start. It’s amazing how a functional kitchen design can make your life easier so much easier. We want to help you achieve the ultimate cleanliness. So what are some steps to take in your kitchen for the big spring clean this year?

Clean Out Kitchen Cabinets

If you already have updated kitchen cabinets, then you should begin with simply cleaning out any cluttered cabinets. We suggest taking everything out of the cabinets and cleaning the inside lining to get rid of any stains that have collected inside the cabinets. If you have any mismatched containers or broken dishes, it’s a good idea to weave out those to be thrown out. It is so common for Tupperware to get mixed up or lose matching lids for their corresponding containers. You can do the same for any cabinet drawers in your kitchen as well, which usually wind up collecting old papers that serve no purpose anymore. Once you have cleaned out the cabinets and reorganized, it might be a good idea to look in the food pantry for any expired food. Then, take a cloth and polish all of your cabinets for a perfect finishing touch.

Wipe Down Countertops and Knobs

Be sure to wipe down all knobs, including the stove and kitchen cabinets, as they can show fingerprints and collect germs. Countertops can also collect dirt and crumbs that can be hard to see to the human eye unless you feel it with your hands. Depending on what kind of countertops you have, the cleaning supplies will differ. Usually, there will be cleaning supplies labeled for your specific countertop type at your local grocery store. For example, if you have granite countertops, there will be cleaner labeled as “granite cleaner.” Each countertop requires different cleaning products that will provide a better cleaning. If you’re completely unsure of what to use- warm, soapy water will always do the trick.

Sweep Under Appliances

Unplugging the refrigerator and cleaning behind and under it at least once a year can make all the difference. While you are sweeping under your appliances, you might as well mop the entire kitchen floor as well. We recommend making this the very last step since you won’t be able to walk around after the floor is wet. Congratulations, once you are done with this step, you can go lay down and relax! You might even want to crack a window open for to let in the fresh spring air and air out those overpowering cleaning fumes.

All together, a detailed kitchen spring clean up will probably take you up to an hour or more. Its important to do once a year because it will give you a chance to get rid of all the clutter that usually finds a way to pile up during the busy daily schedules of the year. It’s important to always make time to take care of your home since you have taken the valued time to build such a beautiful place for your family to live.

Free Kitchen Design in New Jersey

If you feel your current kitchen design is just not functional enough, you can inquire with our trained professionals for a free kitchen design at Cabinets Direct USA. We want to give you the very best design with a stress-free environment for cleaning, storage, and everyday family-functions. Find your perfect design that is customized to your family’s needs for no interest or down payments today.