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FREE Kitchen Spring Cleaning Checklist + Decluttering Tips!

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Happy New Year! What’s on your Spring Bucket List? My main goal is to declutter, and I’ve been on that journey for a few months now. It all started when I joined a Facebook group about living a minimalist lifestyle and realizing that “stuff” isn’t the answer. I started by getting rid of toys and clothes and stuff like that and now I’m on a roll.

It is so much easier to clean up the family room when my son is done playing with less toys out. Plus, he plays more with the toys that are there, now, because the amount of toys isn’t overwhelming. Then, my closet, I went through all of my clothes and got rid of a ton that I have never worn or will never wear. It is so freeing!

Now, its time to spring clean and that is easier when the clutter is gone! This year, we are going to be remodeling our kitchen too, so we went through all of the drawers and cabinets and they are so much cleaner, organized and less packed. I can actually see what spices we have and open the drawers! It is so nice and I greatly encourage it to make your life simpler.

FREE Kitchen Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring Cleaning is something that I think everyone participates in, right?! What do you focus on when spring comes? Do you clean the baseboards and windows? Do you go through and declutter items? Do you do a deep clean on your kitchen?

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The list above helped me get rid of things and organize my kitchen to make it more functional and usable. You can choose a task or two each day and do them, and it will be much easier to clean and take care of throughout the year. Looking for more spring cleaning checklists? Check out these tips and checklist. 

Decluttering Tips

Think about it? What stuff do you truly use? How many of an item do you truly need? When I sat down and thought about this, I realized that “stuff” was actually making my life stressed. My husband and I work full time and our son has a pediatric feeding disorder meaning that he gets hours and hours of therapy each day. Stress is a part of our life and stuff was intensifying it.

I started with my son’s toys and then my closet and it has made a world of a difference. My husband has always been more organized than me, but lately we’ve been doing it together. In fact, we just decluttered our kitchen and it is SO much nicer! We know where things are, we are saving money on things that we need to cook (spices are no longer duplicated, etc.) Plus, when we go to remodel the kitchen, it will be easier to clean out the cabinets.

Start small, pick an area with stuff that you don’t think you’ll have issues getting rid of. Decluttering can be stressful yet freeing, so don’t overdo it. Remind yourself that “stuff” isn’t the answer and to rid of stuff that you don’t have an assigned space for and stuff that offers you only the chance that you will use it.

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Mia E.

Thursday 3rd of January 2019

I find decluttering and getting rid of things I don't use to be a big help in cleaning and makes me feel good. I think I am going to start in the family room this year.


Thursday 3rd of January 2019

That sounds like a great plan!


Thursday 3rd of January 2019

One of the most liberating feelings we have had is after our 5 kids grew up and moved out, we agreed we did NOT want to live in our BIG house that we had raised them in for various reasons and that we both WANTED to sell it and downsize to a SMALL apt, 1 bed 1 bath, 495 sq ft apt in a fun active city with no yard work and no maintenance worries anymore and so we sold or threw out or gave away almost everything we had all our furniture, almost all of our dishes, pots pans etc. We only kept things we absolutely LOVED and used often and for things like dinner plates etc we only kept enough for 8-12 people. By the time we were done, we were able to move everything we had left from a LARGE 4-5 bedroom house with full basement and garage to that tiny apt and were able to keep it easily organized and the closets and cupboards were not too full or anything. When we became grandparents almost 2 yrs ago we moved up to a 700 something 1 bedroom 1 bath apt just to have enough room to play inside and be able to have a dining table too, so that is perfect now, until then we were VERY happy with our 495 sq ft one for 5 yrs! What we do when we do spring cleaning each year is we PRETEND we are MOVING and downsizing to get that FRESH START feeling again each year and we are much stricter about what we keep and get rid of when moving so that is why we PRETEND we are going to move and that keeps our apt feeling like we just moved in.

Ashley Chassereau Parks

Tuesday 1st of January 2019

I want to make a calendar of cleaning chores so that my kids and hubby can see, instead of me trying to do it all by myself. I think this would help them know what needs to be done on a regular basis. They have been helping me clean out closets and wipe base boards this week though!

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