Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Kitchen Spring Cleaning Resumes

Following on from my last post on the subject of my kitchen spring cleaning, I made a bit more progress on the kitchen, before coming down with a cold last week which halted my progress for a full week.

By way of a catch up, I had cleaned the cupboard tops (filthy job), the main kitchen window sill and windows, and progressed to cleaning the cooker hood, back splash and walls around the cooker. I also cleaned the top of the fridge and had a good go at the cooker itself.

It was at this point, after slicing my finger on a particularly sharp edge on the cooker door and struggling to remove some of the grime inside the cooker, that I decided I need Brillo pads back in my life.

I stopped using them six months or so ago, but I do find myself missing their scrubbing power, especially when it comes to baked on food. They went back on my shopping list and my pans are coming up a lot cleaner and with a lot less effort again.

I digress, so last week I was finding it hard to motivate myself to get back into kitchen cleaning mode.  I distracted myself by blitzing the bathroom upstairs and then I blitzed the toilet downstairs.

Saturday evening, feeling a little guilty at not getting on with the kitchen and having started to watch some videos by Jen on her channel 'How Jen Does It' on YouTube, I rolled up my sleeves and decided to deep clean the fridge.

It was a good time as it wasn't too full.  I generally begin the weekly shopping on a Sunday morning, after I've been to the gym, so we had used most of the food in there through the week.  I set the timer for 1 hour and got started whilst the YouTube videos played in the background to help keep me motivated.

It took a little over an hour, but by the time the buzzer went off, I was so far on with it and had just two door shelves left to clean, that I continued on until the job was done.  It feels great to get another big kitchen job done.  I was pretty thorough and even de-gunked the folds in the rubber seals.  I can't get the fridge looking like new any more.  At over 15 years old, it's completely beyond that, but I can make it look as good as I possibly can.

Here's a few pictures of the results.

Next week, I'm hoping to continue with the Kitchen Spring Clean and tackle the insides and door fronts of some of the cupboards.  I'll keep you posted.


  1. It's a good feeling to get it clean, now if we could just teach it to stay clean.

  2. Cleaning the fridge is a job that ranks up there with cleaning the toilet in my house. Something necessary, but not something I enjoy in the least.

    Good job on your cleaning,it looks spotless.

    I just want to say I love the colour of your fridge!!!

    God bless.

    1. Thanks. I feel the same about the job. I need to try and wipe up spills when I see them and keep it that way.