Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Cabinets

clean and organized kitchenSpring is officially here! Before the temperatures get too hot and bearable, it’s the perfect time to clean your home and still be in a comfortable environment. With the kitchen being the heart of the home, it’s an area that sees a lot of clutter build up. As your cabinets are the main focus of your kitchen, stuffing them to the brim until they can’t close is going to look your space look disheveled. By cleaning and organizing your cabinets, you’ll be able to make space to eliminate some of the clutter build up on your countertops.

1. Throw away anything that has expired

We all have a plethora of items in our cabinets and pantries that are expired and have been sitting in there for years. It happens! Now is the perfect time to get rid of all of those items. Even the ones that aren’t expired but you know will never be used, donate them to your local food pantry. You’d be surprised how much space these are taking up in your cabinets!

2. If it isn’t meant for the kitchen, find a new home for it

We are all guilty of finding a home in the kitchen for things that do not belong there. From computer supplies to beauty products, these items are taking up valuable real estate in your cabinets. Instead, find a new home for them in your home and then meet in the middle for the items that you utilize in this space on a daily basis by creating ONE junk drawer. We all have one, don’t be ashamed of it!

3. Wipe everything down

From the cabinet fronts to the countertops, the backsplash, and everywhere in between, do a deep clean to get rid of any shmuck left over from cooking. This will help your cabinet fronts and countertops look shiny and new in a few minutes flat. You will also be able to stop worrying that you’re going to put important papers down in leftover barbecue sauce from last night.