My Back to School Kitchen Cleaning Routine

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For many of us, back-to-school means one thing: packing lunches and making meals for our families daily. Which, of course, leads to more cleaning! But don’t worry, with my stress-free easy kitchen cleaning routine you’ll know what I do daily and weekly to keep up with this laborious task.

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In the video, I shared with you how I stay on top of the game with Grove, where I can get all natural home and personal products delivered to my door each month.

Grove's all natural cleaning set helps me keep my kitchen in tip top shape for back to school and gets delivered straight to my door

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Grove's all natural cleaning set helps me keep my kitchen in tip top shape for back to school

Getting back into the school routine groove can be a challenge with kids and the many activities that fill our calendars, which is why keeping our kitchen clean and tidy is often overwhelming.

What I’ve found that works great is having natural products that smell great and that are safe to use on surfaces where I prep my food; and that’s ultimately very important to me.

That’s why I love using Grove it helps me stay on top of cleaning because, I get to shop online for my favorite all-natural household and even personal care products, order, and they are shipped right to my doorstep -so I always have the products I like and trust on hand.

Grove's all natural cleaning set helps me keep my kitchen in tip top shape for back to school

And when it comes to the kitchen, I love having a clean and organized space. It makes me feel better about the meals I make and it makes meal prep so much easier!

Grove's all natural cleaning set helps me keep my kitchen in tip top shape for back to school

My kitchen is the real living room for my household and where we hang out the most. We seem to spend the majority of our time in the kitchen; from breakfast, packing lunches, waiting for coffee, making shopping lists, doing homework while I prep dinner… we are always there!

Here are a few tips that I know have helped me and will help you to keep an organized and tidy kitchen for back-to-school:

  1. Clean Out the Fridge and Pantry

Start the school year with a fresh mind, fridge, and pantry. Sounds funny but I promise that taking the time to toss out expired items and donate food you don’t plan to use, will free up a ton of space and keep you better organized.

Following the “purge” I give all the shelves and surfaces in my fridge/freezer and pantry a good wipe down with Ms. Meyer’s or Grove’s Multi-Surface Spray, both of which are gentle and safe to use on surfaces near or around food.

  1. Take time to Plan out the Meal for the Week

Once the pantry and fridge are clean, it’s time to stock up! Take a break and spend a few moments planning your meals for the upcoming week over a cup of coffee or tea. Since you already know what’s available in your fridge, pantry, and freezer try to plan your meal using the items you have, this will save you money and waste!

  1. Prep-Time

Immediately after a grocery trip for the upcoming meals and snacks, I like to prep everything. Before I start, I make sure to do a quick spot-clean like wipe down counters and load any dirty dishes into the dishwasher. Clean before cooking? Yes! This will cut the after-mess in half.

Wiping down my counters with Grove's natural cleaning concentrated spray

After the kitchen is clear, I set out the ingredients I plan to prep as well as the containers I plan to store them in. I love Grove’s reusable storage bags which are perfect for chopped veggies and packing sandwiches and snacks.

  1. Prepare for the Day Ahead

The key to a great morning starts with what you do the night before! Anything that can be taken care of ahead of time, do it! For me this entails prepping the coffee, packing lunches into lunch bags, and setting out breakfast dishes.

  1. Time to Clean Up

After everything is prepped, packed, and ready it’s time to clean! Not my favorite part either but Grove provides me with items like their scrub brush, microfiber cloths, and multi-surface concentrate that makes it a whole lot easier and nicer!

Every dish that doesn’t get put in the dishwasher gets washed, dried, and put up. Then it’s time to wipe down all surfaces, sweep, and mop, always in that order!

I have to say Grove is the “glue” that keeps my house cleaning routine together since I get my favorite all natural home and personal care products delivered whenever I want to.

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Grove's all natural cleaning set helps me keep my kitchen in tip top shape for back to school

Leave a Reply 3 comments

Tara - August 8, 2018 Reply

GROVE is my FAVORITE!! I ordered their products since I saw you show your shipment on Instagram stories a while back and I have to say that the Grove brand cleaning products are incredible. My counters have never been this clean.

Sarah - August 9, 2018 Reply

I love my Grove products! My favorite is their Grove brand I mostly use them exclusively.

Stephanie - August 10, 2018 Reply

I just placed my first order. Excited to try them out!

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