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7 Steps to Transform Your Kitchen for Spring

7 Steps to Transform Your Kitchen for SpringLately, I’ve been drooling over all the bright, clean kitchens on Instagram and Pinterest. It’s amazing how something as simple as a good spring clean or a bouquet of fresh flowers on the counter can help you fall in love with the home you have — whether it’s a tiny apartment or your dream home.

First, grab this free set of Mrs. Meyer’s spring hand soap + dish soap + multi-surface spray + spring kitchen towel with your first order of $20 from Grove Collaborative. You can choose from three limited-edition Mrs. Meyer’s spring scents: mint, lilac, or peony.  If you’re already a Grove customer, you’ll receive free Grove walnut scrubber sponges.

Then follow my tips to create a clean, fresh kitchen — just in time for spring!

Step 1: Set the Mood

Instead of treating spring cleaning as a chore, set the tone for an enjoyable day by opening the windows to let the spring air in and brewing a fresh pot of coffee.

Step 2: Clean Slate

Start with a clean slate. Put away any appliances on your counters, cups and dishes, and generally clear the kitchen of clutter. Use Mrs. Meyer’s multi-surface spray to clean appliances, the inside of the fridge, countertops, and backsplashes. Bonus: Mrs. Meyers sprays leave your kitchen smelling like a spring garden!

Step 3: Polish Your Pots and Pans

To get your pots and pans ready for new spring recipes, make a paste with Bon Ami powder (my favorite for cleaning burned food off my cobalt-coated cast iron pots) and water and apply it all over. Let it sit for about 10 minutes, then wipe away those scorch marks with a sponge. I prefer Grove’s walnut scrubber sponges because they don’t scratch your cookware!

Step 4: Shine Your Sink

The sink is probably the most used area in your kitchen but gets the least love when it’s time to clean. We have a stainless steel farm sink, and I feel like I’m cleaning it all.the.time. Grab the Bon Ami again and sprinkle it on your sink and faucet, rub with a wet cloth, and then wipe clean.

To freshen up your garbage disposal, squirt Mrs. Meyer’s dish soap into the disposal and run the disposal with hot water. The mint scent is especially good for neutralizing odors!

Step 5: Accessorize with Essentials

New, colorful sink-side accessories can totally transform your kitchen. I love Mrs. Meyer’s hand and dish soaps because they add a pop of cheerful color to my kitchen and smell amazing! The packaging is cute enough that I don’t mind leaving them on the counter.

Step 6: Freshen Your Towels

Treat your kitchen to a fresh new towel in a spring color. I consider these Grove chef’s towels an essential since they work for everything from wiping hands to drying spills and dishes. The cornflower blue color is brand new, and you’ll be among the first to get one!

Step 7: Add the Finishing Touches

Trick your guests into thinking you redecorated with strategically placed accessories like a bamboo cutting board, a wooden handle dish brush, or a stoneware tray (mine are all from Grove!). Try filling glass jars with fresh herbs like cilantro, mint, or chives (that you can use!) or grab a beautiful vase of fresh flowers. Go easy on the decor though! Too much of a good thing can quickly become clutter.

Bonus tip: I’m a huge fan of Grove Collaborative because they help me create a healthy, beautiful home I can feel proud of (plus their delivery means I don’t have to trek to the store!). When you submit your first order using my link, you’ll be signed up for the free 60-day VIP trial. For 60 days, you’ll save even more with free shipping, free gifts, price matching, exclusive sales, and personal service.

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