It's almost time for that dreaded spring clean. To help ease the pain, we've teamed up with our friends over at Bio-D to share some easy tips on how to spring clean your kitchen (sustainably, of course). Bio-D's 100% vegan and cruelty free cleaning range make the perfect compliment to our plastic-free cleaning tools.
Believe it or not, spring is just around the corner, and the time has come for us blow away the cobwebs and give the house a good spring clean.
A spring clean gives us the chance to throw open our windows and let in the fresh air, creating a calmer, less cluttered home in time for the warmer weather, which in turn creates a calmer, less cluttered mind.
With the kitchen being one of the main living areas in a home, it should therefore be one of the first rooms on the list when it comes to doing a deep clean. Together with Seep, we’ve put together some simple tips and tricks to help you on your way.
Dedicate the day to clean and declutter
Whether your kitchen is small or large, the amount of time it takes to spring clean your kitchen is surprising.
Rather than finding a few hours here and there in between other activities, dedicate a full day to cleaning the kitchen. Make a to-do list, blast out some cleaning classics, and dig out some old clothes to wear in case they get dirty. Dedicating the day gives you time to do a really good job - we promise the sense of achievement you will feel when you finish will be worth it!
Assemble your ‘cleaning kit’
Before you get started, make sure you have everything you need to clean all areas of the kitchen.
Seep’s mini plastic-free cleaning bundle provides you with more than enough cloths and scourers, with the added benefit of producing less waste whilst cleaning (did you know they are machine washable, and when they’re done can be composted at home?!).
They’re so much more environmentally friendly than your usual single-use wipes and sponges, with at least one month use per product.
Eco-friendly products with plant-based and naturally derived ingredients, like ours at Bio-D, also help you avoid using strong chemicals on surfaces where cooking and food preparation happens on a regular basis.
Our kitchen products also conform to food grade standard BSEN1276 – which means they can be used in professional kitchens!
Who knew kitchens could get so dirty? Kitchens can harbour a lot of hidden dust, grease and crumbs that often go unnoticed during day-to-day cleaning.
That’s why it’s important to clean everywhere – in every nook and cranny. Clean your kitchen cupboard fronts - grease tends to gather here, check under your toaster and microwave for crumbs, and don’t forget the fridge drawers and seals!
A good rule of thumb is to start at the top of a room and work your way down. This way you don’t forget anywhere, and it also prevents you from messing up an area you’ve already cleaned.
Our all purpose sanitiser is a good all-rounder for different kitchen surfaces, with added orange oil for its degreasing properties.
Clean your cupboards, inside and out
Whilst cleaning the outside of your kitchen cupboards is rewarding, cleaning the inside of your kitchen cupboards feels even better!
Empty tins and pantry essentials onto the side and use one of Seep’s natural all purpose cloths to wipe away any dust or debris. Then decide what you want to keep, and what you don’t. Chances are, if a tin has been in your cupboard for longer than you can remember, you’re not going to use it. Instead, take anything you don’t need to your local food bank.
Remember to store items with a short sell-by date towards the front to make the most of what you have. Organising and decluttering these items often saves food from going to waste, and may also provide meal inspiration by rediscovering things you forgot you had.