Monday, April 22, 2013

Clean Your House in 10 Minutes a Day - Kitchen and How to Clean Your Oven Glass.

Time to get Motivated!! What did you get cleaned in your kitchen last week? I'd love for you to follow along with me as we get our houses cleaned a 10 minutes at a time.

For those of you new to this series, each week I focus on an area in my house. I spend 10 minutes each day and clean or organize something in that room. On Monday, I share what I cleaned. It's been  helping me to stay on top of it. And I hope it's helpful for you as well. {The 10 minutes a day does not include bathroom cleaning, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming or doing dishes. With the exception of doing dishes, those things are done on Saturday and the kids help.}

This week I focused on the kitchen again. I haven't gone through the whole house yet, but the kitchen is a high-traffic area.

Monday - Quick wipe down of things I cleaned last time I did the kitchen - 8 minutes. I began by putting away randoms. Then I quickly washed off the stove hood, stove, dishwasher, and fridge. Since I'd given them a good scrubbing 6 weeks ago, it was done in no time. Then I moved a few items off the counter and washed it good. I also cleaned off my spice rack.

Tuesday - Forgot.

Wednesday - Cleaned out my corner cabinet - 13 minutes. I have a cabinet on my counter, where I store my toaster, can opener, blender, waffle iron and other items. I took everything out and cleaned it good. I also wiped down all the small appliances while I was at it.

Thursday - Cleaned out the drawer under the oven - 5 minutes. Basically I just wiped out all the crumbs that had fallen in there. I also turned on the automatic oven cleaner.

Friday - Wiped out the interior of the oven - 9 minutes. While the automatic oven cleaner does a pretty good job, it does leave a bit of residue. It was pretty easy to wipe off once the oven was cool.

I also did an extra job this week. After the oven was all clean, I noticed that the glass on the oven door had quite a few spots still. I tried Borax first - fail! I thought for sure it would work, given my recent successes with it. So next I tried a baking soda and water paste. It took a little elbow grease, but it worked. Check out my results below.

Other ideas of things to clean in the kitchen:
Clean outside of cabinets
Clean and organize inside of cabinets
Clean top of fridge
Clean inside of fridge
Clean baseboards
Clean and reorganize pantry
Clean out under stove
Clean out under fridge

 Next weeks challenge : Clean out the car.

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Other posts in this series
How to Remove Hairspray Residue from Floor
How to Clean Your Curling Iron

1 comment :

  1. ooo Love your oven tips... Mine needs to be cleaned! thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations... Winners for the giveaway will be announced Wed... Have you entered?