Are you ready for a kitchen deep clean? Spring is the perfect time to pay special attention to deep cleaning tasks. Deep cleaning days require a little bit of elbow grease and it can sometimes feel like a daunting task, but you will love the way your kitchen looks when it’s done. I like to keep it as simple as possible and use natural cleaning supplies. Today I will share my kitchen deep clean checklist and my cleaning routine for cleaning the entire kitchen. It feels so good to have a clean kitchen and it’s really pretty simple.
Kitchen Deep Clean
What is best to use to clean the inside of the refrigerator?
First, it’s a good idea to remove any magnets, calendars, & shopping lists. I fill a sink with soapy water (dish soap in warm water) and wipe down all the surfaces – front, sides and the top of the refrigerator, with a clean rag.
I use baking soda and a scrub pad to clean the handles and any other tough marks. Baking soda is a natural product and is a great all purpose cleaner and gentle cleanser.
I empty out the inside of the refrigerator, and I mean everything. While doing this I throw out any expired food or things that I won’t use anymore.
I wash all of the drawers and shelves with clean soapy water (dish soap and water). I also use a clean cloth to wipe off the sides, ceiling, and base of the refrigerator & freezer.
Put back only the items you want to keep. Take your time. Now is a great time to re-organize if you want, use baskets, baking sheets lined with shelving paper on your shelves for easy clean up, etc. I love an organized fridge.
Okay, honestly I do clean my fridge & freezer frequently, but this is the “deep cleaning”.
How do you clean painted doors?
I wipe down the door, door creases, the molding around the door, and the top ledge above the door with soapy water. For those tough spots, I use baking soda and a scrub pad. Don’t forget the door handle, around the door handle, and those nooks and crannies in the door.
How do you clean dust and cobwebs?
I have a telescoping duster to clean the high spots in my home. I go around my kitchen and get all of the ceiling creases, corners of walls, the tops of windows, etc, and remove any cobwebs and dust from my kitchen. This works great for the ceiling fan as well.
What is the best way to clean baseboards?
How do you clean walls without removing paint?
How do you clean windowsills?
I wipe all of these up with a bucket of warm soapy water. You’ll be amazed at the dirty spots around your table and the food scraps that actually hit your kitchen walls. I’m not really sure how that happens since my kids are teenagers and not little anymore.
How do you clean dirty wood chairs?
I wipe all of these down with a bucket of soapy water as well. I wipe the entire chair and bar stool. There are all kinds of fingermarks in all kinds of places on those chair rails. Plus there is collected dust behind the rails on the chairs, and the under rails of the chair.
How often should you clean light fixtures?
How do you clean electrical outlets?
What is the best way to clean light switches?
Using a bucket of soapy water, I wipe down my light fixture. Mine is hard to get apart so I do the best I can wipe them down. Otherwise, I recommend removing the light bulb and glass, washing the glass, and replacing all when dry. I also wipe down all of the outlets and light switch plates. They tend to collect fingerprints as well as grease cooking particles over time. You could remove these, wash them in your sink, and then replace them as well if you like.
What is the best way to clean grease off kitchen cabinets?
I use Murphy’s Oil Soap and water to clean these. It was something my mom taught me to use and I have been very happy with the product. It cleans them, is safe for wood cabinets, and doesn’t dry them out. You can find my full tutorial & video here
What is the best thing to clean windows with?
I am excited to share a chemical-free way to clean your windows and leave them streak-free! It’s one of the best ways I have found to clean windows. I use 2 microfiber cloths and water – that’s it! The first cloth is the one I dip in the clean water and ring out. I then wipe the entire window down with this damp cloth. The second cloth is completely dry and I use this cloth to wipe up the water. I am so pleased with the results.
(Thanks Dad for sharing these special clothes with me – it was definitely worth the purchase.) You can find these cloths here – Moja Works Window Cleaning Cloths
How do you clean an oven quickly?
I have a self-cleaning oven but it doesn’t get the window clean. Here is a link to my tutorial on cleaning my oven window you can use this method to clean your whole oven if you do not have a self-cleaning oven. How To Clean Your Oven.
How do I make my oven racks shiny again?
Oven Racks – Here is a link to cleaning your oven racks.
It’s so easy and effortless, it’s one of my favorite things to clean in my kitchen.
Other Kitchen Deep Clean DIYs
- Your kitchen floor, use your vacuum cleaner to get the worst out of it, then mop the floor.
- Garbage disposal
- Dirty Dishes
- Small appliances and big kitchen appliances
- Kitchen table and chairs
- Kitchen sink
- Kitchen stove top
- Inside the microwave
- Go through all of your food items and get rid of anything expired.
- Don’t forget to clean all of your cupboard doors
- You can use stainless steel cleaner, bar keeper friend, use glass cleaner and a disinfecting wipe
- Garbage cans
- Tops of cabinets
- kitchen drawers
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Betty Crow says
Lots of work, but the end result is satisfying.
Thank you Betty and you are so right.
Jean | DelightfulRepast.com says
Very inspiring! And, believe me, I needed some inspiration to tackle an almost-summer spring cleaning!
Thank you Jean, it is such a task and you are right I think we all need inspiration to get us going 🙂
Do you rent out???!!!!!! Ha!
Lol, love that Snap 🙂 Humm, might need to think about another career 😉
Michele Morin says
Wonderful to see a sparkling clean kitchen! The result is worth all the work!
Thank you Michele, I do love a clean house.
The fridge is the one thing that I always make sure is clean and organized, I think it makes the whole kitchen seem clean if the fridge is clean. Thanks for the tips, I think I’ll have to get more detailed with my spring cleaning from now on!
Thank you James. I completely agree, as I like to keep my fridge clean and organized as well.
Donna Reidland says
My granddaughter has been helping me tackle some of this. It is nice to know everything is nice and clean.
That is fantastic that you have help. I think planning on recruiting my kids to help do the rest of the baseboards. Great way for them to contribute and be nice to my knees at the same time.
Cathy Lawdanski says
So many good tips and tutorials! Thanks!
Thank you Cathy 🙂
Great tips & tutorials for spring cleaning. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday. Hope to see you at the party next week
Thank you Jenny and thanks for stopping by.
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