Ugh. You know it's time. And you know it will feel great (once it's done).
Inspired by our need to spring clean, we're starting with our kitchen. Tomorrow. We've done a bit of research (actually, that's not true, we got this article suggestion in an email from Houzz), and we liked it enough to follow it. Tomorrow. Below is the short version. Here's the long version, with lots of details, and really pretty pictures of kitchens.
Day One — Appliances
Throw away old food from your freezer and fridge, and clean as you go. Clean your microwave, toaster oven, Finally get around to cleaning your coffee maker by running vinegar and water through it, and then running plain water through it.
Day Two — Cupboards and Drawers
Ruthlessly get rid of things you don't use, and clean inside and out.
Day Three — Pantry
Get rid of things that are old, wipe shelves, and organise by type of food for easier access.
Day Four — Sink, Garbage and Drain
They suggest pouring white vinegar down the drain, letting it sit for 10 minutes, then rinsing with boiling water. OK!
Day Five — Clear the Counters and Open Shelves
Again, get rid of everything you don't need, wipe down, and organise.
Day Six — Wash Windows, Walls and Floors
Vacuum the ceiling. OK! Don't forget light switches.
Day Seven — Make Your Kitchen a Place You Want to Be In
Declutter, organise, and add whatever will make your kitchen even nicer.