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2017-02-06 08:43:09
February Home Cleaning Checklist

Now that your home is purged of old, broken, and unused items recommended in my January Purge Checklist, it is time to place your attention on one room of the house. As the kitchen is the most used, I thought it was the perfect room to focus on in February! From throwing away items in the refrigerator, freezer and pantry, to deep cleaning the entire kitchen to a general home maintenance checklist, here are my home maintenance and cleaning recommendations for February:

Click here for a printable PDF.

General Home Maintenance:

  • Repair Grout Around the Sinks, Shower and Tub
  • Clean and Vacuum the Curtains
  • Dust the Window Blinds
  • Clean Ceiling Fans and Light Fixtures
  • Vacuum and Dust HVAC
  • Clean Garbage Disposal
  • Check for Leaks on Supply Lines to Sinks and Toilets
  • Tighten Door Hinges
  • Test and Reset All Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter Receptacles and Check All Extension Cords

Kitchen

Refrigerator:

  • Discard Expired Food
  • Combine Similar Condiments into One Bottle
  • Discard Food and Condiments You Did Not Like
  • Clean Condiment Shelves
  • Clean Produce Drawers
  • Wipe Down Shelves
  • Wrap Shelves in Press and Seal 

Freezer:

  • Discard Expired Food  
  • Discard Freezer Burned Items
  • Discard Unknown Wrapped Foods
  • Wipe Down Shelves
  • Change Water Filter Unit if Necessary
  • Discard Damaged Ice Trays
  • Wrap Shelves in Press and Seal

My absolute favorite tip is wrapping your kitchen shelves and drawers with Press and Seal wrap. Applying this wrap after wiping down the shelves and drawers will make next year’s cleaning a breeze. Simply pull off the existing wrap and apply new wrap for the following year.

Pantry:

  • Discard Expired Food
  • Organize Pantry into Separate Sections (Baking, Canned Goods, etc.)  
  • Remove Unused Cookbooks
  • Organize Cookbooks by Cuisine (Mexican, Italian, Crockpot, etc.)

While January was the month for a complete home purge, you may have missed a few things. So, here is a list of what to purge in the kitchen:

Purge:

  • Old Oven Mitts
  • Broken Trivets
  • Old Tablecloths
  • Stained Placemats
  • Chipped Serving Dishes
  • Unwanted Holiday Serving Dishes

Doesn’t it feel great to have a clean and organized kitchen? These checklists definitely help me stay organized throughout the year. Stay tuned for my March home maintenance and cleaning checklist.

 
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