I do it twice a year and have a deep love/hate relationship with it. Deep cleaning. You know, the kind that leaves you with sore arms and an achy back. It’s a rough job, but somebody has to do it! I’m always secretly excited about deep cleaning, until I’m about half way through and completely burned out on it. It can be so stressful! Especially if you have children running around messing things up faster than you can clean them. The key is to break it up your tasks and not overwhelm yourself with getting it all done in one weekend. To make my life a little less stressful I follow this week- by- week guide to deep cleaning as quickly and efficiently as possible. Every week I am going to complete 5 tasks that can be done in 30 minutes to an hour. One task, Monday- Friday, under an hour a day…I think I’m ready for Deep Cleaning Week 1: The Kitchen.
MONDAY: Refrigerator and freezer
Take everything out of the fridge and throw away all of the expired condiments and old food. Then use an all- purpose cleaner to deep clean the inside of your fridge and freezer. Then clean the outside of your refrigerator. Make sure to dust underneath of it!
Clean your oven (and under it), microwave, toaster, coffee maker, and any other appliances in your kitchen.
WEDNESDAY: Kitchen cabinets
Remove and organize the inside of your cabinets and drawers. Wipe out the inside and outside of the cabinets with an all- purpose cleaner.
Throw away any expired foods and wipe down the shelves.
FRIDAY: Counter tops
When you are finished with all of that, put the finishing touches on your kitchen by cleaning the counters and backsplash.
These are the cleaning products I used this week:
Have you guys heard of e-pantry? I order all of my cleaning supplies from them! They are cheap products, all natural, and are delivered right to your doorstep. It’s seriously like the mom version of Christmas morning when I see the FedEx man pull up with my e-pantry package.