Spring is here! As Chicago awakens from its winter hibernation, it's the ideal moment to start a project that will revitalize your home: a complete Chicago Spring Cleaning of your kitchen!

A tidy and organized kitchen isn't simply visually appealing. It also provides a more functional and comfortable environment for cooking, socializing, and sharing meals with loved ones. Let's go over a full approach, along with a spring cleaning checklist, for transforming your kitchen into a shining refuge.

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Getting Started: Prepare to Conquer the Kitchen

A little planning ahead goes a long way before you start cleaning. Make sure your countertops are clear first. To ensure a clear workplace, remove any appliances, utensils, and ornamental items. Using a moist towel, clean any little equipment you come across during the process. 

Next, gather your cleaning supplies. Ensure you have enough garbage bags, sponges, microfiber towels, and all-purpose or sanitizer wipes close by. Things run all the more effectively, and you can remain on track when you have the right tools close by. In the event that you have little kids or pets, use natural cleaning agents like vinegar and baking soda for a safer approach. Lastly, ventilation from open windows improves the flow of fresh air and reduces contact with irritating cleaning fumes.

Spring Cleaning Checklist: Deep Cleaning Your Kitchen

Now that you're prepped and ready, let's conquer the different zones of your kitchen!

The Appliance Zone:

Now that you're prepped and ready, let's conquer the different zones of your kitchen!

  • The Refrigerator: Take out all the food items first. Take out any food that has gone bad or expired, and then comb through condiments and leftovers to save just the best. Use warm, soapy water to clean shelves, drawers, and door compartments, or use disinfectant wipes. Lastly, give the outside door and knobs a quick wipe-down to make your refrigerator seem like new. If the external surface is stainless steel, clean along the grain with a smooth motion.
  • Oven: Baked Grease and dirt can collect in ovens. Many modern ovens come with a self-cleaning function that automatically cleans your oven. If your oven has a self-cleaning mode, use that instead of cleaning it yourself. Ensure that you follow proper instructions and that all the windows are open during the self-cleaning process. Clean the exterior of the oven with a damp cloth in a circular motion. 
  • The Microwave: Microwaves can serve as breeding sites for smeared food. Here is a simple trick: Warm a bowl of water with lemon or vinegar slices for a few minutes. Steam can remove filth, making it simpler to clean the inside surfaces with a moist cloth. Remember to clean the outer door and handle as well.

The Food Storage Zone:

  • The Pantry: Clear out your pantry by removing all food products. Check the expiration dates for canned products, condiments, and dry ingredients. Discard everything that is out of date or past its prime. This is also an excellent opportunity to clean off the pantry shelves and door with a wet cloth for a fresh start. 
  • The Cabinets: Like your pantry, totally clear your cabinets. Use this chance to clean shelves, cabinet doors, and the backs of cabinet doors. Consider coating shelves with shelf liners to keep spills from becoming sticky messes. 

The Sink and Prep Zone:

  • The Sink: You should always clean your kitchen sink properly because it is used very frequently. Use the appropriate cleaner to thoroughly clean the sink thoroughly, paying close attention to the drain area and faucet knobs. The drain stopper should be cleaned and sterilized to avoid any unpleasant odors.
  • Countertops: Use warm, soapy water, and give them a thorough wash. Remember to follow up with disinfectant wipes to disinfect areas like the sink and faucet handles that are regularly touched.

Finishing Touches

The last set of spring cleaning tips for your cleaning project is adding the finishing touches that improve your kitchen's general look and feel.

  • Sweep and Mop: Sweep or vacuum your kitchen floor to remove any residue, crumbs, or trash. Follow up by wiping using a floor cleaner suitable for your deck material (hardwood floor cleaner for wood floors).
  • Replace Air Filter: If your range hood vent has air filters, replace it with a new one to further improve ventilation and exhaust out cooking smells all the more effectively.


Congratulations! You have successfully completed your spring kitchen cleaning! A clean and organized kitchen is not only a pleasure to work in, but it also adds to a less stressful and more joyful culinary experience.

Remember, the key to keeping your kitchen clean is to include easy cleaning routines in your everyday life. Wash dishes right away, clean up accidents as soon as they happen, and tidy surfaces on a regular basis. With a little work, you can keep your kitchen functional and lovely throughout the year.

If you're having difficulties cleaning your kitchen on your own, consider hiring Fresh Tech Maid. We provide the best Chicago house cleaning services at an affordable cost.