The 5-Step Kitchen Spring Cleaning Checklist

The 5-Step Kitchen Spring Cleaning Checklist

Here’s a step-by-step kitchen spring cleaning checklist to help you organise your kitchen and give it a thorough cleaning.

If you’re an avid cook, there’s something deeply satisfying about stepping into a clean and orgnaised kitchen. After all, your cooking experience will be more enjoyable when your kitchen is free of clutter and all spruced up.

Need a home cleaning game plan for your kitchen? Follow our kitchen spring cleaning checklist to tackle your kitchen.

1. Declutter and purge

Start by decluttering your kitchen. Check your fridge and pantry for expired food items and get rid of them. Next, check your crockery, cutlery, pots and pans and other gadgets. Do they still serve their purpose? If you haven’t used them in a while and are not planning to in the future, this might be the time to purge kitchenware and other things that do notspark joy. Discard expired items, donate or sell kitchenware you no longer use and set aside other stuff that can be sent to the recycling bins.

2. Deep clean appliances

Kitchen appliances can harbour bacteria if they’re not cleaned regularly. There are always food residues, spills and stains to contend with. On top of that, grime, grease and dirt can build up on appliance surfaces over time. Deep cleaning will help to remove contaminants and ensure a hygienic cooking environment. Clean the refrigerator, overn stovetop, microwave and dishwasher inside out to remove stains, grease and odours for a fresh start.

3. Clean countertops and cabinets

Spring cleaning also involves cleaning and sanitising the countertops and cabinets thoroughly. You’ll first need to remove all items from inside the cabinets and the countertops. Use a gentle cleaner and a damp cloth to wipe the surfaces. Ensure that all surfaces are dried properly to prevent water damage.

4. Clean the sink and faucets

Scrub your skin with a mixture of baking soda and water, paying attention to stains and limescale. For stainless steel sinks, you might want to use a soft cloth to avoid scratching the surface. Don’t forget to shine the faucet – use an appropriate cleaner to remove any buildup around the handles and spout.

5. Organise your items

Organise your kitchen essentials and group them together for easy access. You might want to invest in storage containers, drawer dividers or shelf organisers so that items can be found and retrieved easily.


By following those five simple steps, you can transform your kitchen into a pristine and organised space. Don’t have the time to spring clean? Then, consider using spring cleaning services so you can relax and chill while others do the work for you.

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