This weeks cleaning challenge is the KITCHEN. (June 8- June 12)
Most often when someone started cooking a dinner for your family only to realize they don’t have exactly what they need to be able to prepare the meal?
From simple things like a sauce pan to the less common things such as a garlic press, it’s easy to miss some of the important kitchen tools we need.
My CLEANING and ORGANIZING CHALLENGE is to take a quick glance through our cabinets and drawers and see what tools you are missing.
( I DONT HAVE A PRINTABLE CLEANING CHECKLIST FOR THE KITCHEN , MAY BE I WILL HAVE TO MAKE SOME NOW )
Spend just a few minutes and make a wish list of the things you want/need! When you first start decluttering, cleaning, and organizing your Rooms , you are encouraged to spend 15 minutes per day Cleaning in the kitchen this week .
All Most Morning’s This is what I wake up to !!!
That’s it — step 1. Clear out those things that you don’t use or love. At the same time don’t forget to keep working Daily routines — do them everyday! (See the Daily routines for more information about this.)
Once you have a good start on your routines, it is much easier to do the weekly challenges work. So this week we will be doing the Kitchen & Dining Room .
Kitchen cleaning supplies ( credit – Martha Stewart)
WEEKLY CHALLENGE DETAILED
MONDAY – Take 15 minutes and scrub your stove top! Soak the knobs and drip pans in hot soapy water while you clean the stove top. Some elbow grease and hot soapy water will take care of a lot! Don’t become a perfectionist and try to get it as clean as the day it was new. Just do the best you can and then scrub the drip pans and knobs. Don’t scrub the knobs so hard that the numbers and words scrub off! and Disinfect the sink , mainly SHINE YOUR SINK
TUESDAY – Today we wipe down the doors of our cabinets. Use a damp rag and wipe down the fronts and the edges of your cabinets. This is really a simple thing to do but we have a tendency to ignore the cabinets because there is always so much more going on in the kitchen. Finger prints and grease attach themselves to the cabinets and make them a little sticky. A good thorough cleaning and organizing inside the cabinets is also a very good idea !! A good wipe down will make such a difference. Small little tasks that add up to a shiny kitchen .
WEDNESDAY– Inspect fridge. Take an inventory of your fridge contents and throw out any food that is spoiled or past its “use by” date. (Condiments, too.) When you store leftovers, be sure to write the date on a sticky label that will adhere to the Containers. Give the fridge a thorough cleaning . and once you are done with cleaning organize the fridge , for example below pic .
THURSDAY –Today we clean out under our sink! All the almost empty containers, the old nasty sponges,the grocery bags, the cleaners that we don’t use, the empty jars, the clutter that just seems to pile up under the sink. You all know exactly what I am talking about! shine your sink and lay down a fresh dish towel for the next day !!
For the most part, these extra chores can be done in addition to your regular dishes and surface cleaning. That said, some tasks will require more time than others.
Remember some nights you’ll order in and dishes will be slim or you won’t eat at home at all. Those are the nights to tackle large things if you need to swap out a chore.
If you have a small postage stamp size kitchen lke mine,then there’s a few things you can do on the same day.
I Basically do everything in one day now that I am used to the Routines from last 7 years , and i have a tiny kitchen , so do everything in one day and then organize one cabinet , one shelf , one drawer a day , the choice is yours to make ! hope you find this post useful.
𝒰𝓃𝓉𝒾𝓁 𝓉𝒽𝑒𝓃 𝐻𝒶𝓅𝓅𝓎 𝐻𝑜𝓊𝓈𝑒𝒞𝓁𝑒𝒶𝓃𝒾𝓃𝑔 !!!