Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays: 28 Day Challenge – Day 8
Day 8: Clean Behind Your Stove and Refrigerator
If it’s been a while since you scooted your big kitchen appliances out to clean underneath them, today’s the day. (Or at a minimum, today is the day to line up help and arrange for it to be done if this job is too much to tackle on your own.) Pull the appliances out from their usual homes, taking care with any power, water or gas lines. I like to start by washing down the appliances’ sides as well as surrounding cabinet sides, and end with sweeping and mopping the floor.
This is certainly a thankless task and one that is not likely to add shine or have your family members oohing and ahhhing. But, if you have ever had a guest drop something in the kitchen that requires them to get down on their hands and knees (and honestly I find this to be pretty common when entertaining), you’ll be glad you tackled this job now. It’s no fun to have a guest reach for an errant olive and pull out a dust bunny instead!