Okie dokie guys . . . here's to day one of our Spring Cleaning Challenge! It's absolutely beautiful today here in Alabama, and I want my home to feel as clean and fresh inside as the weather is outside. These challenges may take a few minutes more than five minutes, but I promise it will feel so good to have it done!
Today we'll start in the kitchen:
- Thoroughly clean off all kitchen coutertops. If you have paperwork that needs to be dealt with (I did!), put it in a pile and map out a time today to go through it. Move any appliances, cookbooks, or anything else on your counters and give them a good scrubbing underneath your “stuff”.
- Wipe down any canisters and kitchen appliances on your countertops.
- Take a good look at any decorations & appliances on your counters, and decide if you need them and if they're in the best spot. While I didn't do much re-arranging this morning, I did see a few items that weren't where they needed to be, and it made my kitchen feel so much better with just a few changes!
- Do a good cleanup of the table, chairs, and/or barstools in your kitchen. I love my kiddos, but the gunk they leave underneath them each day is unbelievable! Get rid of all the crusties (bleck!), wipe down all the hard surfaces with hot soapy water, and get everything cleaned up.