The same thing happens every year around this time. This year, the string cheese was the culprit.
It was a regular weekday afternoon. I was making lunch for my daughter in my normally fairly clean kitchen. I mean, there are usually some dishes in the sink, and a few crumbs on the floor, but we try to act like adults and make sure the kitchen's clean every night before bed. Don't look in the microwave though. I always forget to wipe that thing down.
Where was I? Oh yes. String cheese. So there I was, dicing up string cheese for Claire to eat. And then one string cheese piece rolled under the toaster. I lifted up the toaster to get the string cheese, and - CRUMBS. EVERYWHERE. Really, an obscene amount of crumbs can accumulate under the toaster if it stays in one place and gets used all year. So gross!
And that's what started the spring cleaning frenzy this year. I always discover something dirty, and then I think, "When was the last time I cleaned the kitchen? Like, really cleaned it? Reorganized the shelves and everything?" And then, next thing you know, I'm wrangling the boys into spending a Saturday morning scrubbing baseboards and throwing out old spices. It feels so good to see your kitchen sparkling clean, and knowing that all the neglected corners are scrubbed and shining. And then I forget all about deep cleaning the kitchen until next spring, when I discover something gross. ;) It's the circle of life?
Today I'm sharing with you a spring cleaning checklist. It's easy, comprehensive, and you can get it all done in an hour or two.
This year I picked up a new product from Walmart to help with my spring cleaning: Palmolive® Multi Surface. I've been using Palmolive® dish soap for years, so when I heard that it can now clean all kitchen surfaces, I was sold! Just dilute a bit of it in warm water and you're set. Palmolive® Multi-Surface dish soap kills 99.9%* of bacteria! (*Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella enterica and E. coli ((157:H7)) from dishes and hard non porous kitchen surfaces.)
It'll be hard to live up to last year's spring cleaning frenzy, when I was pregnant and nesting to an extreme degree. I always thought nesting wasn't a real thing, until one warm day when I suddenly HAD to scrub every inch of my bathroom with a toothbrush. That was a really clean year!
Are you spring cleaning people?
Have you tried this Multi Surface stuff?
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if you're gearing up for spring cleaning!