Spring Cleaning...The Forgotten Areas

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Spring Cleaning...The Forgotten Areas

Like it or not many of us are spending more time at home than we had planned. We might be working from home, caring for our family members, working in our gardens, streaming videos or reading books.CLEAN 

 

For many, this is also the time of year when we planned to tackle some Spring Cleaning!  And why not! We have the time. 

 

Below is a list of often forgotten areas that still need cleaning. 

 

Make your checklist of what works for you and take your time. You don’t have to do it all in one day!!!

 

KITCHEN

▢ Refrigerator- Move it and clean behind it. Don’t forget the coils. Don’t forget to clean the top of it.

Microwave- Give it a good cleaning inside.
 

▢ Oven and Stovetop- Follow your manufacturer’s instructions to clean the inside of it. 

 

 If you have stainless steel, Weiman Stainless Steel Cleaner is a good one to get rid of streaks. 

 

▢ Cabinets -Now is a good time to give them a good cleaning. Murphy’s Oil Soap or similar products are good ones. 

 

Drawers- Remove everything in your drawers and clean and organize them. 

 

Knife block-Clean your knife block (if you have one) and your utensil holder. You can wash it with warm soapy water, then really clean it with a solution of Clorox or vinegar. 

 

Pantry- Most of us will do this when we’re asked to donate food for the boy Scout collection. Now, though, is a good time to really take stock of what you have. Discard out-of-date food products. If store food in a container, consider removing the food and giving the container a good cleaning. 

 

clean cabinets

 

BATHROOMS

While you’re tackling the bathroom, don’t forget your linen closet or medicine cabinet. Toss out products that are outdated or that you don’t use. If you have extra towels tucked at the back of your closet, refresh them with a good washing. 

 

 

clean under furniture

OTHER AREAS YOU DON'T WANT TO FORGET

▢ Lampshades and the lightbulbs

▢ Air Filters

▢ Ceiling Fan Blades

▢ Window sills

▢ Baseboards

▢ Patio door thresholds

▢ Pictures and their frames

▢ Tops of door jams

▢ Clean upholstered cushions. Vacuum under your furniture.

▢ Wash, clean or replace your garbage cans, recycle bins, and trash cans

▢ The books on your bookshelves. Time to give them a good dusting.
▢ Cords-dust all those cords hiding behind you appliances
▢ Plant-toss out ones that are beyond hope. Clean the planters and saucers. Repot them if you need to. 

 

 



These are just a few of the forgotten areas. Add other forgotten areas in your comment!

 

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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
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I am cleaning, painting and doing things I never thought I would get to. maybe we need to be like Europe and close down for a few weeks every year...lol

Mar 24, 2020 07:44 AM #15
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Hello Kathy,  Now you have me moving somethings in my house to do more cleaning in my free time.

 

Mar 24, 2020 07:47 AM #16
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Hi Kathy - when I am not busy on Zoom I think I am going to work on our kitchen.

Mar 24, 2020 08:06 AM #17
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One thing is for sure; we are learning a lot about ourselves and our homes that we never thought about until now...

Happy Tuesday morning Kathy Streib 

Mar 24, 2020 08:09 AM #18
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Kathy, the only thing on your list I probably should do is pull the refrigerator out.  I haven't lived here long, so no closet or drawer needs work, and I clean very thorough every Sunday.

Mar 24, 2020 09:47 AM #19
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Kathy,

Thanks for the list.  Our housekeeper will be here this afternoon.  I am assigning her the kitchen drawers....yes we will keep our social distancing protocol.  She starts downstairs while we work upstairs.  Cheers A

Mar 24, 2020 09:49 AM #20
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Hi Sham Reddy CRS I tackled the pantry this weekend. It really felt good to do so. 

Barbara Todaro no NCIS LA until Friday!!!!

Nina Hollander i have certain "chores" I do every day or week but the knife block is one I haven't done yet. 

Mar 24, 2020 11:34 AM #21
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR I got rid of a lot of spices when we moved. I tackled my pantry last weekend and couldn't believe how much I'd accumulated since our move. 

Sheila Anderson There are tasks I do weekly or monthly and now is a good time to tackle those things that only need to be done every few months. 

Mar 24, 2020 11:36 AM #22
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Kat Palmiotti don't you wish it could stay that way!!!

Donald Urschalitz I leave the garage and cars to Larry!!!!  Thank goodness!

Michael Jacobs I don't enjoy cleaning like some people do but I do what I can daily so it doesn't pile up. 

Mar 24, 2020 11:39 AM #23
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Wayne Martin I'm considering a magnet to hold them, but I have a lot of knives. 

Ugh  Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson I really hate doing paperwork!!!! 

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 we had sliders in Florida and I dreaded cleaning the tracks. 

Mar 24, 2020 11:42 AM #24
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Hi Beth Atalay and thank you for the feature in Bananatude. 

Sharon Lee me too!  

Thankfully they don't have to be done too often Brian England 

Mar 24, 2020 11:44 AM #25
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Yikes! Bite your tongue Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty 

Will Hamm look at it this way, you don't have to tackle it again until next year. 

Grant Schneider the next thing I tackle in my kitchen will be above the oven where all of my baking pans are. 

Mar 24, 2020 11:46 AM #26
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS I thankful that our home has lots of windows to let the light in. 

Joan Cox I take care of the fridge every week but Larry cleans above and behind it. 

Mar 24, 2020 11:48 AM #27
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel it really feels good to get these things done, doesn't it?!

Mar 24, 2020 11:48 AM #28
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Sharon Tara
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You certainly have my agreement on this! I have been hearing from so many people that they have been doing a lot of cleaning. That is a wonderful thing.

Mar 24, 2020 12:14 PM #29
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I cleaned out two drawers, and worked in my garden this morning.  Why am I enjoying this time of self-isolation so much?

Mar 24, 2020 01:09 PM #30
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CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

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Kathy I have not started on Spring Cleaning yet, but this would be a good use of my time while I am home.

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Honestly it's time for me to call my cleaning gals to do a few extra jobs around our home!

Mar 24, 2020 04:41 PM #33
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Morning Kathy.

We find something that needs to be taken care of on a daily basis.  Interesting, we didn't notice it before.

Mar 25, 2020 12:08 AM #34
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