Even though there is still a bit of snow in sun-deprived areas, I think we can finally call it spring here in West Michigan! As temperatures flirt with 70 degrees this week, you might even be tempted to open up the windows and let in some fresh air! I don’t know about you, but the smell of spring air coming in my kitchen windows inspires me to clean… well, about as much as anything is going to inspire me to clean!
I like to start in the kitchen because it’s the hardest room to clean and I like to get the hard stuff out of the way first, and it’s easy to feel successful since there are so many areas in the kitchen that need cleaning… and because a clean kitchen actually inspires me to cook! Find some great tips and inspiration for freshening up your kitchen here in the Spring Clean Your Kitchen article at Houzz.
For great how-to advice on cleaning your kitchen appliances, take a look at these informative appliance care and cleaning videos from SubZero and Wolf… even if these aren’t your brands, you’ll find lots of useful information, like how to best clean stainless steel surfaces and induction cook tops.
Done with the kitchen? Don’t forget about the laundry room… who doesn’t want the entire laundry room to smell as fresh as just-washed laundry? About.com offers some great tips for Spring Cleaning Your Laundry Routine. Not only will your laundry room shine, but you’ll find that just a bit of clean-up and organizing not only makes your space function more efficiently, but more enjoyable to use!
If you’re really on a roll, or feeling especially geeky, how about Spring-Cleaning Your Tech Toys? Getting rid of the dust build-up on television screens and stereo equipment will add clarity to your viewing and listening experience, and you’ll be amazed at how fast your Smartphone is after you archive a year’s worth of selfies and sunset photos.
Now that things are sparkling and smelling fresh, it’s the perfect time to do a little organizing, especially in the kitchen. Get some great ideas and inspiration for kitchen organization at Real Simple. You can also check out our Pinterest board, “That’s a Clever Idea!” for additional cleaning and organizing ideas.