Spring Cleaning Tips & Checklist!

Well my windows and patio doors are now wide open, welcoming in the arrival of spring!  I can’t even begin to tell you how relieved I am that this time has finally come…it felt like our winter would never ever ever ever end.  Like ever.  But it has, and overnight the trees and grass have turned green, my garden is planted and my flower pots are filled.  Love love it.

And a funny thing also happens to me this time of year with all the fresh air in the house…I want to clean.  I want to dust away winter and all it’s dreariness and make my home feel fresh and clean.  Especially in my kitchen.  There’s just something about spring that makes me want to clean and organize my kitchen.  Spring is a super time to freshen things up.

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Because my kitchen is the centre of activity in our home, as it is for yours I’m sure, I like to give it a deep clean in the spring.  This year I’ve really focussed a lot of my efforts on making my kitchen beautiful, so spring cleaning actually felt kind of nice!  We bought a new kitchen table, I put up some colourful curtains, did a little painting, switched out some appliances and added some little decorations.  I’m loving how everything is coming together.

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When it’s time for a good spring clean in my kitchen, I start by doing a deep clean in my eating nook, since this area tends to get overlooked on a daily basis.  I get in there and wash my curtains, wipe down walls, chairs, blinds and wash the floors.

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Next, I turn my attention to the main area of my kitchen and organize and wipe down cupboards, counters and the back splash.  Then I clean out and organize my pantry.

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Then I turn my attention to the main area of my kitchen and tackle the appliances.

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I get in the fridge and toss out expired food, wipe down shelves and reorganize.  Then I finish off by shining everything all up.  My Frigidaire appliances are super easy to clean since they have the Frigidaire Smudge Proof Stainless Steel technology.  All I have to do is give them a wipe with a damp cloth and I’m done (remember my mustard test?!).  Shiny and clean!

The key to spring cleaning is to not get overwhelmed by it.  Tackle one thing at a time, even one task a day if that works better for you!  And if you follow a checklist the tasks are even easier to complete.  So to help make your life a little easier, I have put together a spring cleaning checklist for your kitchen.  I think I’ve got everything covered!

Just click on the image and drag it on to your desktop and enjoy!

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Kitchen Spring Cleaning Checklist {A Pretty Life}

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If you want to know more about the Frigidaire Smudge-Proof™ Stainless Steel, available on all Frigidaire Gallery® and Frigidaire Professional® products, you can see the collection here:  http://www.frigidairekitchen.ca/en/smudge-proof/index.html.  Or follow Frigidaire on Twitter or Facebook!

Happy cleaning!
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Disclosure:  I am part of the Frigidaire Canada Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group.  The opinions on this blog are my own.

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7 Comments

  • Reply Thea May 28, 2014 at 10:02 AM Wow! JoAnna your kitchen is sparkling! I love the white with the teal accents. Your appliances really do shine. They look like showstopper items in the area and really add to the decor! Love it!
    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife May 30, 2014 at 8:15 PM Thank you Thea, I'm loving that I finally felt brave enough to add some fun colour to my kitchen! My kitchen makes me feel so happy when I have it all cleaned up and sparkling!
  • Reply Brooke May 28, 2014 at 10:54 AM You took the leaf out of your table! It makes it feel so much bigger! thanks for the checklist, it makes it so much easier!
    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife May 30, 2014 at 8:15 PM Too funny! It's actually a new table...our last one was just way too big!! :)
  • Reply Barb May 28, 2014 at 6:25 PM Everything's looking so clean and sparkling! I love your new table!!!!
  • Reply Shauna May 29, 2014 at 8:59 AM I have part of our kitchen done, but isn't it hard to keep up? My husband did the windows a couple weeks ago and they're already looking horrible from the rain and dust- oh well! Love the pops of color in your kitchen- so fun!
  • Reply Lori McC May 29, 2014 at 9:10 AM Oh the table! Perfect!
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