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Monday, April 15, 2013

Easy Ways to Clean the Kitchen 101 BEFOE a Major Spring Cleaning

I am always on the lookout for easy ways to clean up the house and de-clutter.  I joined Simplify 101's mailing list months ago and they have helped me organize my home a lot since my move from the apartment.  More space means more clutter.  
I got the below info from an email I get from Aby Garvey over at Simplify 101 and thought I would share it with my readers:
Do you have the itch to do some spring cleaning, but aren’t sure where to start? The kitchen is a terrific place to begin your spring cleaning and organizing because it’s a space you use every single day. When your kitchen is organized, you’ll get your cooking and clean up done faster, and when your kitchen is clean, you’ll enjoy spending time there. 

Here are five simple ways to get started spring-cleaning your kitchen. Just carve out fifteen minutes a day to get started and make progress. Before you know it, your kitchen will be sparkling!  
  • Wipe cabinet fronts with Murphy® Oil Soap.
  • Deep clean an appliance such as your stovetop, the inside of your oven or microwave, or the outside of your refrigerator.
  • Clear easy clutter in your kitchen cabinets and pantry. Your goal is to simply create a bit of breathing room by clearing out some of the simple things like extra coffee mugs, travel coffee cups, plastic drinking cups from restaurants, cookbooks you haven’t used in years, and dish towels that have seen better days.   
  • Next, see if you can utilize some of the space you’ve just created to get a bulky item like your toaster or canisters off your kitchen counter.
  • Clean out the refrigerator and freezer, and make a list of frozen foods to use up soon before they go bad.

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