115 kitchen cleaning tips
I recently discovered the cutest blog and was inspired by her kitchen simplify. Like…so inspired that I loaded up my 3 year old and bought everything I needed on the spot inspired. Guess what? It’s been 3 months and I’ve kept my fridge clean. SHOCKING for those that know me, I know. My hubby and littles think I’m a weirdo for having zebra prints in my fridge and don’t “get” the matching baskets. But hey, if it worked for me, it can work for you! And this is coming from KELLI…not KRISTI who is the clean freak of the two of us! This all seems more realistic now, doesn’t it?? So go ahead, spend the $5/basket fee and get your fridge clean! Then check out these 115 kitchen cleaning tips!
Does this look like your fridge? Maybe you shouldn’t publicly answer that…just give me the look and I’ll get it. Unorganized soul sisters, we don’t share our dirty little secrets…
I won’t judge you if you answered yes. What?? Not all moms with 4 kids have ketchup globs stuck to the bottom of the fridge? Go now, run to Walmart and grab 4 baskets. They’re in the kitchen organization aisle and are $4.99/each. Best $20 spent (plus $0.86 on the way home for my Diet Coke from Circle K…what?? A girl’s got have have her liquid motivation on hand, that ketchup glob ain’t gonna scrub itself!), while I was there I grabbed this peel & stick contact paper. It was less than $6 for a giant roll I’ll never use again.
After you scrub the heck out of your fridge, line the shelves with your new contact paper. Honestly? I’m not an animal print person. I would have preferred stripes or herringbone or even polka dots but it was this or faux marble, you get it…
I even lined the insides of the doors, the insides of the drawers that pull out and every single shelf in the fridge. Think of what you most often use and put those items in your easy to grab baskets. I filled one basket up with just the Costco size of string cheese. Healthy choice and it’s on of the first things my kids hunt for when they’re hungry.
I love these baskets! About $5 from Walmart, worth the money fo’ show!
See how tempting the fruits are now?? LOL…my kids laughed at my decorated fridge but in all honesty, it’s easier for them to get to the healthy snacks, fruit and veggies which is a win-win! (Anyone else’s kids go to a charter school which pushes the 7 Habits by Steve Covery?? We’re always saying “Synergize, guys!” or “Be Proactive” haha!)
Alrighty…now that you’ve got the tools to organize and KEEP your fridge organized, here are 115 kitchen cleaning tips for you!
15 Kitchen Tips to keep your kitchen clean, tidy and smell free |TheKitchn
20 Best Kitchen Cleaning Tips |Craftionary
10 tips for cleaning the dirtiest spots in your kitchen |Delish
9 Quick Kitchen Cleaning Tips |Readers Digest
14 green kitchen cleaning tips |TLC Home
5 Cleaning Tips for a Germ Free Kitchen | Bon Appetit
30 Quick & Easy Cleaning Tips |Women’s Day
And if these tips are all overwhelming to you like they are to me…here’s a free cleaning schedule from Fresh & Organized to help keep your whole house clean. No promises…
And here is a pretty kitchen we can’t find the source to, but we love it!
Kristi just shared some DARLING kitchen spaces yesterday if you’re thinking of remodeling. Check out our Cleaning Tips board as well as our Tips + Tricks board too for all things handy! And of course all of our fun roundups!! (:
These are great cleaning tips! The kitchen is the room of the house which require cleaning every day as we cook there. Lovely and very useful post!
How did you do that? All your tips are so helpful and there are so many of them. Amazing! Thanks for sharing this. It’s just more than what I needed. Pure gold!
This is such a neat refrigerator idea. I love it! Thanks for linking up to my Kitchen cleaning tips too. 🙂 xo!
What a great post Kelli! The round up with all of the quick tips and tricks was fantastic. =) Thank you so much for sharing my freebie cleaning checklist! Now I am off to walmart to get some bins and contact paper =oP
xo – Tina
Oh my goodness. It was like I was listening to myself talk. Even the part about the 7 habits! My kids learn all that at private school! Too funny. And FYI I just bought these same baskets today for my pantry for $2.50 or so 😉 I am totally going back for more.
I discovered that when learning to make healthier food choices, accessibility was crucial. I went out and bought a few sets of durable plastic storage cups and now fill them with fresh chopped fruits, vegetables and chicken once or twice a week so that no one in my house feels the need to go buy fast food when they want a snack. Storage definitely makes all the difference!
I love the baskets!! The lined shelves are too cute!! Love it!
isn’t it so much better?! those baskets make fridge coming & goings so much easier! lookin’ so rad now girl 🙂
thanks for the shout-out!…happy weekend ♥
Oh my gosh I want those baskets! I don’t have any kids at home anymore but my refrig. still seems to have a life of its own. Thanks for all the tips!
Ok I totally bought the same zebra print!! =) I have yet to do it but you are motivating me to actually DO IT!!! I need to get the baskets and then I will be all over this project!! Our fridge needs to say goodbye to the ketchup globs as well!! (seriously, how do they get there????)
You did?? That’s funny! My 3 yr old loves zebras so it’s fitting (;
How ketchup and spills and all sort of randomness show up is beyond me, lol!!
I was totally in love with those baskets in my old side by side (which recently died – rip). When I got my beautiful new fridge (armoire) the baskets don’t fit wha wha wha!!! So I’m thinking up a new way to put them to use! Soooo glad you’re liking your fridge makeover!! Looks great!
Aw man! You definitely need to find use for them. Maybe in the laundry room to sort cleaning supplies??