Homemaking

10-Day Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 1

Day 1 – Kitchen

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I am so excited to be kicking off our spring cleaning challenge in the most important room in our homes. The kitchen is the hub of the home. Everyone gathers and mingles in the kitchen. Food to nourish our body and soul is prepared in this space.

Since we spend so much time in the kitchen I thought that it was important to start here.

I don’t know about you but when the kitchen isn’t cleaned, I feel all out of sorts. If the counters are too cluttered it is hard to get motivated to get much of anything done. I look at the piles and they nag at me to clean them yet I don’t have the mental energy or time to tackle them. So I find myself avoiding them. Then I feel crummy and disorganized by the time it’s time to get dinner started.

Getting our kitchen’s in order first and foremost is going to give us that energy and motivation to keep going when our motivation starts running out. We can feel more energetic to tackle tomorrow’s task because the big task of deep cleaning the kitchen was doable.

I must say that if you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen that I threw a baby shower on Saturday so much of kitchen got decluttered then. I wish I would’ve taken a before picture Friday.

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My fridge is out of control, though! Along with our coat hanging station. So don’t worry, I have my fair share of clutter happening still.

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I don’t know about you but it took me most of the day to get the kitchen finished. I ended up having to prepare a meal for a church family that I wasn’t expecting so that stalled my progress for a few hours since we needed to go to the grocery store.

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Because I needed to make a double meal and dessert I ended up having my Big Guy help me. He actually had asked to help me and was so excited when I said he could do the refrigerator with me.

I did take my time to get every appliance sparkling again! I am so excited!

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And I decluttered my fridge. I was starting to feel overwhelmed with how chaotic it was getting. My kids love hanging up their artwork. But I purged them all.

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Here is a cleaning trick that I found a few months back. We all hate cleaning the stove, right? Or is that just me? 

Gross, right? It only takes a few minutes to clean!

Gross, right? It only takes a few minutes to clean!

 

Well, I didn’t want to spend so much time scrubbing away at the baked on food. I found out that baking soda along with a ball of foil does all of the scrubbing work for you with way less fumes! In no time at all my stove is sparkling again! It took about 20 minutes to clean the stove top and the burner things (what are those called anyways?!) with this method. I highly recommend it.

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I also shine my sink with this method as well.

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Overall, I am pleased with how everything looks. I love knowing that everything is in tip top shape! I’m ready to conquer day 2.

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Your turn! How did day 1 go for you? Is your kitchen like new again? Did it take you all day like it did me? I can’t wait to hear!

Be sure to follow along on Instagram and Facebook! See you there!

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