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8 Steps to a Clean Kitchen PLUS Bissell Vacuum Giveaway

Posted by Andie on April 6, 2011

p nbsp p p img style float right src static.rcwilley.com blog 34 2858 iStock 000005099603XSmall.jpg alt width 386 height 255 p p class headertext Spring Cleaning. p p nbsp p p Do those words invoke happiness and images of flowers and birdies chirping in your ear or do you see yourself getting sucked into a scary black hole where you ll live F-O-R-E-V-E-R p p nbsp p p Either way it s gotta be done folks. p p nbsp p p Last Spring we talked about nbsp a href blogs Room-To-Talk 34 2010 4 1700 Secrets-for-the-Serious-Bathroom-Cleaner.jsp Secrets for a Serious Bathroom Cleaner a and nbsp a href blogs Room-To-Talk 34 2010 3 1528 Design-Tips-10-Ways-to-Freshen-Up-Your-Bedroom-This-Spring.jsp 10 Ways to Freshen up Your Bedroom a so this year I think we ll focus on the Kitchen. nbsp Why the kitchen you might ask nbsp Because my kitchen is a disaster area with dishes piled up in the sink messy cupboards and embarrassingly dirty blinds as I type this. nbsp Oh and pretty sure there is a myriad of rotting produce in the vegetable drawer in my fridge. nbsp I need an intervention. nbsp Or at least the courage to put on some rubber gloves and get down to business. nbsp Hopefully I m not the only one out there that needs some Spring Cleaning motivation. p p nbsp p p class headertext Here are 8 Simple Steps to a Clean Kitchen..... p p nbsp p p strong 1. Start With a 15-Minute Spruce Up strong p p Take a few minutes to straighten up the kitchen putting everything back where it belongs. nbsp Throw dirty dishes into the dishwasher brush off counter tops take out the garbage and get a new trash bag to begin the clean out process. nbsp nbsp p p nbsp p p strong 2. Dismiss the Dust strong p p Tackle any cobwebs and dust bunnies on your ceiling art work and picture frames with a dust cloth. nbsp Next get a warm wet rag and wipe down your walls blinds light fixtures kitchen appliances cupboards knobs and handles. nbsp If you have drapes use a small attachment on your vacuum to suck up all of the dirt and dust. nbsp nbsp p p nbsp p p strong 3. Rescue the Refrigerator strong p p Begin by taking everything out of the fridge throwing away old food as you go. nbsp Make sure you check the expiration date on things like salad dressing sour cream yogurt cottage cheese etc. nbsp When in doubt throw it out nbsp Remove the drawers and shelves and scrub them with hot water and soap in your kitchen sink and use heavy duty cleaner to remove food stains and spills. nbsp Once you get the shelves so clean you d eat off of them put everything back inside p p nbsp p p strong 4. De-odorize the Oven strong p p I know it reeks but go ahead and apply oven cleaner to your oven. nbsp Suffering through temporary bad smells will be worth a clean fresh oven in the end. p p nbsp p p strong 5. Minimize Mold in the Microwave. strong p p This is definitely the most dreaded step in my opinion. nbsp Most people probably wipe down the microwave after daily use but I like to wait long enough so that there are multiple spills and smells to ensure that I will dry heave. nbsp I m thinking microwave maintenance could be a good New Year s Resolution for me next year. nbsp Alright so get a warm wet rag and wipe down the insides of your microwave. nbsp If simply wiping won t eliminate all of the food mold spills etc then give it a little elbow grease until it sparkles. nbsp p p nbsp p p strong 6. Clean the Cupboards. strong nbsp nbsp p p Take all the food out of your cupboards and run over all of the inside surfaces with a warm wet rag. nbsp Don t be shy about tossing out old food. nbsp If it s been in your cupboard for over 6 months or so and you haven t used it chances are you won t. nbsp If canned goods haven t expired but you know you won t use them make a donation to your local food bank p p nbsp p p strong 7. Scrub the Sink. strong p p Scrub your counter tops and kitchen sink with your favorite sweet smelling cleaner. nbsp This is definitely my favorite step. nbsp p p nbsp p p strong 8. Finish with the Floor. strong p p Sweep the floor for crumbs and then scrub it either by hand or with a mop whichever you prefer . nbsp Afterwards run a dry rag over the surface and then you re done nbsp Now you can sit back relax and bask in the newfound beauty of your kitchen nbsp p p nbsp p p style clear both border-bottom-color 839abf border-bottom-style solid border-bottom-width 1px nbsp p p nbsp p p Here s the good news. nbsp I m going to give this nbsp a href Appliances Vacuums 82H1CLEANVIEW-HELIX 2029375 Bissell-CleanView-Helix-Vacuum-View.jsp Bissell CleanView Helix Vacuum a nbsp to one of you readers to help make your Spring Cleaning a little easier and happier this year. nbsp Heck this awesome new vacuum just might make cleaning fun nbsp Or maybe your kids will love it so much they ll fight over who gets to vacuum the house p p nbsp p p Visit our a href dp Vacuum-Blog-Giveaway.jsp Blog Vacuum Giveaway Page a for a chance to give this vacuum a home The giveaway will end next Wednesday April 13th at midnight and the winner will be announced the next day. Good luck p p nbsp p p style text-align center a href Appliances Vacuums 82H1CLEANVIEW-HELIX 2029375 Bissell-CleanView-Helix-Vacuum-View.jsp img style border 0pt none src static.rcwilley.com blog 34 2858 vacuum-16537.jpg alt width 234 height 367 a p p style text-align center nbsp p
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