Spring Cleaning

SpringCleaning

Today I have been catching up on some much-needed cleaning.  I don’t know about you, but sometimes I let things go longer than I should (cleaning out the refrigerator, for example) because other things like laundry, grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning out the cat’s litter box, etc. take priority.

Usually when I clean on the weekends, I try to cover the entire house in one day.  I do the obvious things like dusting and cleaning the floors.  But I have decided I need to make the time to really focus on one room at a time and clean each one from top to bottom.

Today was the kitchen.  I worked on it for about 3 hours which included:

  • cleaning out the oven as much as I could.  I think I need something stronger for the rest
  • cleaning out the pantry, which included wiping the shelves and throwing out expired food
  • wiping down the cabinet doors and drawers
  • cleaning out the freezer and wiping it down
  • wiping the trash can clean
  • cleaning the inside of the microwave
  • wiping down all appliances
  • cleaning the stainless steel appliances to make them shine
  • wiping the countertops
  • dusting the baseboards
  • sweeping and mopping the floor
  • wiping the toaster down and cleaning out all the crumbs
  • cleaning the sink

Here are some of the after pictures:

I am glad it is done.  Honestly, cleaning out the freezer has been on my to-do list for an embarrassingly long time.

This is my first post in a few months. My husband and I have been working on a big house project so I have been busy with that. I had intended to post about it here once we were far enough along but it’s taking much longer than both of us had expected (when we first started working on it in September we joked about it possibly not being done by Christmas and we thought the idea of it not being done then was hilarious. Now it’s March…)

I will post about that project and what we have so far in a few days.

If you are planning some spring cleaning, what are your goals?  Where do you start?

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