Kitchens are arguably one of the most important rooms in the entire house. Why? Because the kitchen is not just a place for cooking; it is the heart of dinner parties, where the food is found, and wine glasses are stored, and it is where families come together at the end of a long day. Although we love kitchens, cleaning them is rarely an exciting task, but an important one nevertheless. If your kitchen is looking a bit dull, or you have a few friends coming round for some drinks and want to spruce the place up, read on for our tips on achieving a kitchen so fresh, it could be part of a show home!
Start with the Oven
The kitchen often contains so many things, that when it comes to the big spring clean, it can be overwhelming and difficult to know where to start. Cleaning the oven is a great place to start, as it is one of the most disliked household chores – so get it out of the way first! How to clean your oven will depend on what kind of oven you have in your home. If you’re not sure, check out these tips on cleaning an oven from Service Force for more info.
Organise the Fridge
There is nothing better than a clean fridge filled with fresh groceries! When spring cleaning your fridge, take everything out of it and put it on your table. Thoroughly clean and disinfect the inside of your fridge before sorting through the foods you want to put back, and the stuff that needs throwing in the bin! Get rid of any out of date food, or sauces that have been open for a long time. Organise the shelves with similar food groups, ensuring you keep raw meat separate to other foods. You’ll be surprised at how much space you can make for new foods!
Sort Out the Cupboards
How many things do you have stored away in cupboards that you haven’t used for years? The once-used blender you got as a wedding gift, the cookery book from when you were a student – kitchen cupboards are often filled with unwanted and unused appliances that take up the majority of space. Spend an afternoon going through each cupboard, organising them and separating the things that you no longer need or use. You could either sell them or donate them to a charity store. You will then be left with much more space and perhaps even some spare cash to spend on whatever you like!
Work Tops and Floors
Take everything off your work surfaces (appliances like toasters, microwaves) and wipe them down! You may be shocked at how much dirt and grime can accumulate behind them. Use an antibacterial spray to kill any germs and leave them smelling lovely! Don’t forget about the floor: using a good mop and floor cleaner will ensure any stains are removed and will leave the floor sparkling.
Add a Splash of Colour
The final touch to your sparkling kitchen is to add some colour! Consider getting some new cushion covers for the chairs, a fancy new kitchen clock, or some new artwork for the walls. Adding something as simple as this can really brighten up your kitchen, making it look modern and fresh – and you don’t have to spend a fortune! Adding a bright, scented candle, such as cinnamon or vanilla, can make your kitchen feel more homely and can hide any unpleasant smells.
So, what are you waiting for? Get your rubber gloves on and disinfectant at the ready. You won’t want to leave your kitchen once you have finished!