Thursday, March 4, 2021

Painless Spring Cleaning – Day 13

There’s a place in your kitchen that escapes cleaning often because you just don’t see it.  What is this elusive kitchen surface?  What is so mysterious as to elude cleaning on a regular basis?  It’s the top of your refrigerator.

I have to admit, this is one of my least favorite places to clean.  It’s just taking everything off the top of the refrigerator (for me, it’s a basket of hot pads and oven mittens, some adult beverage, and a decanter of olive oil) and then getting my step stool out since I’m not tall enough to reach all the way back.

I do recommend safely using a step stool or ladder to reach the whole top of your fridge.  I was cleaning at a house last week and found that I even needed to pull the fridge out and angle it to get every corner of the top.

For your cleaning product, you can use a degreaser cleaning spray or get a small bowl of hot, soapy water.  If you haven’t cleaned this surface in a while, you will find that there is a slightly greasy layer of dust.  Cleaning this on a regular basis, like once a month, will only be wiping down dust without the grease.  Once the top is clean, take everything off the front of your fridge and give the front of the fridge a wipedown.  This is a great time to reevaluate that needs to be on the front of your fridge.

This is a job that deserves a GIANT gold star as a reward!  You are doing a great job and I am so proud of you!  I hope that you find that the feeling of knowing that things are clean is a good and empowering feeling.

Our next blitz is another seldom cleaned but rewarding surface.  Check out Day 14 for the details!

Terri Trundyhttp://thatdomesticchick.com
Beautiful, creative, organized, people-lover – I am two or three of those things every day.  I am also the wife of an amazing husband, the mother of three adult children I am very proud of, and would love to have a Corgi one day.  I love to help people by bringing order to chaos, show hospitality through food and planning events, and I’m learning calligraphy and hand lettering.  Other favorites include cheesy cheese pizza, re-purposing home decor, using the crevice tool on my vacuum cleaner, and talking to people wherever I go.
Beautiful, creative, organized, people-lover – I am two or three of those things every day.  I am also the wife of an amazing husband, the mother of three adult children I am very proud of, and would love to have a Corgi one day.  I love to help people by bringing order to chaos, show hospitality through food and planning events, and I’m learning calligraphy and hand lettering.  Other favorites include cheesy cheese pizza, re-purposing home decor, using the crevice tool on my vacuum cleaner, and talking to people wherever I go.

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