Thursday, February 14, 2013

Will you take the Challange?!?!

It's a great time of year to start decluttering, and do some deep cleaning..

Who wants to join me in a weekly adventure to Spring Clean one room of your home a week?

Let's start with the Kitchen ( it happens to be my favorite room to clean.. I am weird I know...bathroom is my less favorite).. I use to spring clean people's homes for fun and a paycheck.

Here are some basics:

  • Remove all appliances,etc. from the counters. Wipe down
  • Wipe down walls, appliances.
  • Clean inside of stove, dishwasher, sink,and microwave. (Katy's Tip: windex makes a sink shine, you can also wet some paper towels and place the in the microwave for a minute, and helps get gunk off the microwave ceiling)
  • Wash windows
  • Dust tops of cabinets, use Murphy's oil on baseboards, and cabinets
  • Move out appliances and sweep.mop behind them
  • Wash your trashcan and lid
  • Clean out your fridge, throw away old condiments, and wipe everything down
  • Go throw your seasonings, and check expiration dates.
  • Empty out canisters and give them a good cleaning
  • organize under your sink, junk drawers,pantry.
  • Dust blinds, wash curtains, tablecloths,place mats,floor mats, oven mitts,etc.
  • clean, dust table and chairs ( if you have cushions wash these too)

Here are some other things to do:

• dus t r e f r i g e r a t or coi l s

Turn off power at circuit breaker or fuse box. Coils are usually

at the bottom of the refrigerator, under the grill. Clean coils with the crevice attachment of

a vacuum or a specialty refrigerator-coil brush, available at hardware stores.

• de frost t h e fr e e z e r

Turn off power at circuit breaker or fuse box. Empty freezer’s contents;

wipe interior with a solution of 2 tablespoons baking soda per 1 quart hot water.

• E n s u r e F I RE S A F E T Y

Change batteries in smoke detectors
(this should be done twice a year), and make sure units
are free of dust. Teach everyone in your household how to
use a fire extinguisher, and review escape place.

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