We purchased our first home in July 2021 and after eight months of renovations and delays, it is officially complete and ready to move in! I am so excited for us to unpack our boxes, organize the rooms, and turn the house into a home. What perfect timing with the new season upon us, so I’m going to start off with a Kitchen Spring Cleaning! Before I dive in, check out my 5 Helpful Tips When You’re Spring Cleaning post from last year.
This post will be part 1 of two where I share the before process, what I purchased for our kitchen, and how I plan to organize everything. This post contains affiliate links, and I always appreciate your support in purchasing with my links!
Spring Cleaning and Organizing Cabinets + Shelves
Since I have open shelves, my first thought of Kitchen spring cleaning would be organizing the cabinets and shelves. I always use non-adhesive mat liners in our cabinets and shelves so that my dishes and utensils don’t slide around. I also purchased a line of bamboo organizers so that everything is cohesive in our kitchen, including a silverware organizer, spice rack, canisters and spice jars with a bamboo lid, and drying rack. The spice jars came with pre-made labels, but you can also purchase other labels to match your entire household (I love the labels by Savvy & Sorted). To make a conscious effort in reducing our use of paper products, I bought shop towels that I plan to dye and use as unpaper towels.
The Sink and Cleaning Products Organization
Of course with kitchen spring cleaning, you can’t forget the sink! The sink is the number one most-used area in my kitchen so it has to be organized. This includes two soap dispensers for dish soap and hand soap, and under-the-sink storage baskets for my cleaning products. With organizers comes labels, so I purchased white pre-made home + laundry labels.
Kitchen Spring Cleaning: The Fridge
The fridge can often be overlooked with kitchen spring cleaning, but it’s just as important with other sections in the kitchen! Aside from tossing out expired foods, and cleaning the shelves, I love everything to be organized so I purchased various sized bins to store our produce, meats, snacks, drinks, and more.
No Pantry? No Problem!
The first room that we renovated in our home was the kitchen where we removed a load bearing wall to have an open-concept kitchen-dining-living room space. Unfortunately, we had to opt out on having a pantry, so we had to get creative with storage space. I wanted our kitchen island to be practical to hold baskets and bins to organize our canned goods, snacks, and overstock.
Once everything has come in the mail and I have completely organized my kitchen, I will create part 2 of this Kitchen Spring Cleaning post and share via email!
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More Spring Cleaning Tips
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