Hopefully, you enjoyed our last post about kitchen cleaning. Today we bring you part two in our kitchen cleaning series with many more tips, trick and cleaning hacks to keep your kitchen fresh and sparkling.
Your kitchen is the heart of your home. Just ask grandma and she will confirm this! And for this reason, it’s very important to keep is clean and hygienic as it’s where all the food you eat is prepared.
If you are going to take you kitchens cleanliness serious then a great thing to do is to actually have all your cleaning supplies on hand.
Keep Cleaning Supplies on Hand
Spill something on the countertop? Wipe it up right away.
Need some detergent? It’s on hand ASAP.
Spill something on the floor? Mop it up right away!
How can you do this? Well, a good way to have all your cleaning supplies on hand is to simply have a dedicated section of your kitchen to store all your cleaning supplies. A good spot of this is cupboards that are above your skin if you have them. Or part of one shelf in the pantry.
For the items you need on hand right away you can hang a rack to keep towels, detergents and sponges. This way they will air out very easily also. If not, then just keep these kinds of cleaning supplies next to the skin.
Clean from Top to Bottom
To make sure your kitchen stays clean you should have an effective cleaning routine for your kitchen. If you don’t have a good cleaning routine then your kitchen will get very messing and you’ll forget to keep it clean.
What’s the best way to clean your kitchen? It’s from top to bottom! When you clean you may have noticed that what is below can actually get dirtier as you clean until you actually cover that area and finish cleaning.
For example. Imagine you start cleaning from bottom to top. You dust and wipe down the cupboards closer to the floor in the kitchen and you wipe down all the kitchen counter tops after giving them a good scrub.
What happens when you clean the cupboards near the roof? Well, all the dirt and grime you wipe away is going to fall on your freshly cleaned countertops.
So, in the end, the point is to use your brain! It’s very simple. Things stay cleaner and you stay happier if you clean from top to bottom.
Example Kitchen Cleaning Routine
Here is an example cleaning routine that you use to clean your own kitchen.
Start from the top as you have just learnt obviously. And that starts with dusting. Get all the light fixtures dusted. The top of the fridge and any cabinets you may have. Look around for anything else that is high up and could have dust. Get it dusted and then wipe down those same areas with a damp cloth do you make sure you get all the dust. If need be clean those areas with a cleaning solution also.
Your next stop is door handles and light switches. First, wipe down and second use a cleaning solution to properly clean.
Next up is the sink. First, run some water and flush away any excess food scraps and dirt. Then use a cleaning solution and scrub hard. After you are done let the cleaning solution sit without rinsing it away with water and when the time passes scrub hard again. This will ensure you’ve properly cleaned the skin.
The combination of the vinegar and lemon will pretty much rip anything off the sides of the microwave to a point that you will be able to come in and just wipe the rest away. So once the microwave is done with its minute or two just wipe everything away and if some scrubbing is needed it won’t be hard to get the leftovers out.
The glass plate can just be cleaned like a normal plate would be in the kitchen sink or you can put it in the dishwasher.
Next up is the stove. Remove the burners and soak them if that is the type that can be soaked with damage. After letting them soak for a good 30 minutes using some steel wool to scrub them hard if they are black metal. If they are stainless steel then use a normal sponge to clean them.
Once the burners are done use a degreaser to clean the stovetop. Spray on the degreaser and let it soak for a good 10 minutes. Then scrub it clean and wipe dry with a fresh cloth.
Don’t forget the fridge! It’s best to buy a cooler and put all your frozen food in the cooler first and the pile everything else on top. This way no food will spoil. Turn off the fridge and then remove all the shelves and draws and clean them as needed. Spray a detergent into the fridge and let it soak in for about 10 minutes and then scrub away if needed, if not just wipe away all the grime.
While you are waiting for the fridge to soak for 10 minutes you can clean all your small appliances. A simple sponge and detergent are perfectly fine for this task.
Next, you want to clean your microwave. Here is a little hack that you can use to clean it easier with less effort. Take a bowl of water, add some vinegar and some fresh lemon juice and microwave for about one minute.
Next up are the kitchen countertops. Clean with a detergent and then wipe clean and do the same with the cabinet doors and you are done except the floor.
Finally, clean the kitchen floor as normal and you are finished! This entire routine is very simple and logical from top to bottom without repeating any areas.
You should be able to clean your own kitchen within one hour. If you follow this cleaning routine twice per month while spot cleaning your kitchen as needed your kitchen will stay sparkling fresh!