Why Your Kitchen Should be Top of Your Spring Cleaning Hit List

By on 29th March 2012 (updated: 10th March 2020) in Cleaning Tips

Very few rooms in the home get as much usage as the kitchen. With all the cooking and preparation that goes on, it can become dirty quite quickly. Whilst you will invariably clean surfaces as you go along, leaks and spillages can still accumulate and leave their mark on your appliances, cupboards and flooring.

Only by carrying out a thorough deep clean can you eradicate all of this accumulated filth and return your kitchen to a pristine condition. With spring just around the corner and everybody looking to freshen up their homes for the summer months, there’s no better time to get started on your kitchen.

Why is the kitchen so important?

Of course you want to make sure that your living areas are spotless if you’re carrying out a spring clean, so get to work on your bedrooms and lounge by all means, just don’t forget about the kitchen. It’s easily done. After all, there are some pretty dirty jobs to be done and it generally gets a good deal of attention throughout the year.

However, this shouldn’t be used as an excuse to ignore what is a very important job. As well as making sure that your cupboards are cleaned out, you should also look to give your oven a thorough spruce up and perhaps take the opportunity to defrost and clean out your fridge freezer. The longer you leave these jobs, the more difficult they become. So it’s worth taking the bull by the horns and getting them all done in one fell swoop.

So what do you need to do?

There are a lot of surfaces in the average kitchen, so it’s always advisable to have a clear strategy for the work that needs to be done and in which order. You may wish to start at the bottom and work your way up, or simply go from one end to the other. It’s important that you don’t create more mess as you tidy though, which is why a plan of attack is so vital.

There’s no shame in cutting corners, as long as you still achieve the same end result. In other words you can always hire experts to carry out the jobs you either don’t want to do or require a professional’s input. Oven cleaning is a great example of this.

You can spend hours sourcing the right chemicals, scrubbing the inside of your oven and then applying the cleaner. It’s not a particularly quick or clean process. Then you also face the risk of damaging your oven in the process, either stripping the enamel or breaking the door. If you don’t know what you’re doing, it can be a bit of a minefield.

So why not spend a few pounds bringing in an insured, experienced oven cleaner to do it for you? You’re assured of a great result and this will enable you to get on with other jobs while they work.

Don’t forget to pull out your appliances to clean behind, underneath and around each one. Clear your cupboards and give them a wipe down with a damp cloth and get your floor sparkling by vacuuming and possibly mopping it too. The end result should be a kitchen that looks as good as new and is ready for another year of regular usage.

Rik Hellewell is the Founder & Managing Director of Ovenu and a member of the Approved Franchise Association. He established Ovenu in 1993, cleaning 4,000 ovens and proving his concept over five years before starting the franchise business. Since then he has helped over 200 franchisees achieve their dreams of running successful businesses of their own. Established for over 25 years, the Ovenu concept has proven successful across the UK, New Zealand, Australia and the USA.