I’ve been doing a little extra deep cleaning in my kitchen over the past week or so, so I made a printable to keep track of my progress. Fall is a great time to get to the cleaning that was neglected over the summer. With the holidays coming up, I’d rather have my cupboards and appliances cleaned now rather than waiting until the week of Thanksgiving when I’d rather be cooking. Maybe your kitchen could use a little extra cleaning this fall too. Use this sheet and keep track of all cleaning you’ve accomplished. It coordinates with my Cleaning Kit - perfect to add to your homekeeping notebook and for tracking what you’ve deep cleaned and when you cleaned it.
A couple kitchen deep cleaning tips to jumpstart the process:
start at the top of your kitchen with a quick dusting of corners and cabinet tops, working your way down to the floor – it’ll save you time in the long run.
sort through your glass and/or plastic storage containers and toss any containers that have seen better days
quickly sort through your spice cabinet
group sweet spices together and savory spices together
alphabetize spices for quick locating
Group like items together when you can – in your refrigerator, freezer, cupboards and drawers – the time it takes to sort and group will be worth the time you’ll save when you don’t have to search
How about you? What’s your best kitchen deep cleaning tip?