Spring is approaching fast and is the perfect time to do some kitchen maintenance. Doing routine kitchen maintenance will help to ensure that your kitchen is germ-free and clean. There are several things you can do to ensure that your kitchen is clean and ready for use.
When you are doing your maintenance on your kitchen and realize that you do not have enough space, you can decide to do a kitchen renovation. A renovation would allow you to add extra space to your kitchen. If you are wondering how you could afford this, you can get a loan. For example, if you are a veteran, you may be able to get a loan through the VA to upgrade your kitchen; just make sure that you check into your VA loan limits to ensure the amount you can do the renovation.
Cleaning Cabinets Out and Organizing
One of the best things you can do when doing your kitchen maintenance is to make sure that you clean your kitchen cabinets and get them organized. Take out everything in your kitchen cabinets. Wipe them down with cleaner and warm soapy water. Allow them to dry completely. Once you are ready to put items back into the cabinets, make sure you organize them neatly. Take your time and go through the items. If it is something that you will never use or something that has been expired, throw it out. This will help you to declutter and have more room in your cabinets.
Cleaning the Garbage Disposal
An often forgot about what you need to do at least once a year is to clean your garbage disposal. To clean your garbage disposal, you can use a mixture of baking soda and vinegar. Allow this mixture to sit in your garbage disposal for about 15 minutes to ensure that it dissolves any food particles and bacteria. If you want to go a step further in cleaning your garbage disposal, you can freeze ice cubes and rock salt. Place those down the drain and turn the garbage disposal on for a few seconds until it has ground down the ice. Remember to flush a few times with running water.
Deep Cleaning Floors
Your floors take a beating throughout the year. Mopping and sweeping can get up most of the debris, but some dirt can get caught down in between them if you have tile floors. Get a good scrub brush, and make sure that you address the grout. If you find any loose tiles, now would be an excellent time to fix that issue. You can also steam mop your floors, which will help to sanitize them.
Deep Cleaning Appliances
Springtime is the best time to deep clean all of your appliances. Start with your refrigerator. Clean out any old or expired food and clean it thoroughly. You will want to make sure that you get the freezer as well. If you have an ice maker, now is the perfect time to clean it. Disconnect the ice bucket and dump out all the ice. Clean the ice bucket well and reinstall. If you have filters in the refrigerator, now is the time to replace those to ensure that your water is filtered well. After you have finished with your refrigerator, you should do your oven. If you have a self-cleaning oven, make sure that you turn it on for the entire cycle to ensure that it cleans itself well—Wipeout any debris from the inside. After you have the oven cleaned, you can do your microwave and dishwasher. Routinely cleaning your appliances will help to ensure that they function well.
Doing spring maintenance on your kitchen can help ensure that your kitchen is clean throughout the year and that everything functions as it should. Consider getting a kitchen maintenance schedule ready for this spring.