Monday, October 3, 2022

Painless Spring Cleaning – Day 9

Get ready to give yourself a giant gold star for so diligently following the Painless Spring-Cleaning Schedule!  Be proud.  You are going to be so thrilled when it’s all done!

Today we are “countering the counter.”  Throughout the year, you may very well wipe down the counter that is most available to you and honestly, probably gets dirty the most.  However, if you ever fry things or have anything that produces crumbs or have onions that shed their skins lying on your counter, some random dirt is building up up behind all the things.

Now, I’m not against storing things on the counter; in fact, you may find that keeping small appliances or various items on the counter makes your life easier.  I’m all about that.  However, today we are going to bring it all out from where it lives and completely clean the counter from backsplash to front lip.

For this job, you will need some multi-purpose cleaner or your spray bottle of Force of Nature and either paper towels or a dishtowel.  I’d recommend working in sections rather than pulling everything off at one time.  Whenever I clean houses, I work in sections and it seems to work well.

You may find that areas around your cooktop are greasier than others.  FUN BONUS CLEAN:  if you have knobs on your stove that come off, go ahead and pull those babies off before you start cleaning your counter.  Put them in a bowl of hot, soapy water and let them sit while you blitz.  After your blitz, rinse them off and lay them out to dry, putting them back on after drying.  Throughout the year, you can put them in the dishwasher too.

Alright!  Way to go!  See you tomorrow for one of the most noticeable cleans your kitchen needs – wiping down the front of your cabinets!


Terri Brown
Beautiful, creative, organized, people-lover – I am two or three of those things every day. I am also 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 décor, using the crevice tool on my vacuum cleaner, and talking to people wherever I go.