Spring cleaning tips for your kitchen and pantry

Whether or not you like cleaning, spring is a natural time to clear things out and start fresh. The promise of a new season and better weather ahead has us itching to clean and organize. Spring cleaning your kitchen and pantry doesn’t have to be overwhelming or difficult. You can work on it slowly over a week or two. When you’re finished, you and your family will love having a clean kitchen and pantry. The following tips will help you get started.
Start out clean

It might seem silly, but get ready for your spring cleaning by cleaning your kitchen. Keep in mind, this doesn’t have to be a thorough cleaning. But you’ll want to have your countertops cleaned off and your sink empty. It’s hard to organize a space when it’s dirty to begin with.
Plan your time

Unless you have a small kitchen, you’ll want to break up your kitchen and pantry cleaning into zones. Common zones might be your fridge, pantry (or half the pantry if it’s large), under the sink, pots and pans, Tupperware, baking supplies or bakeware, etc. Plan to clean your kitchen and pantry in small increments of time over about a week or two. Aim for cleaning sessions of 30 minutes to one hour. Based on those time constraints, zone your kitchen into areas, then simply work on one area at a time until you’ve completed the job. After all, how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.

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