Let’s face it, we all know how filthy a kitchen can get. Considering how much we use it on a daily basis and what we use it for, it’s no wonder that it can get quite bad at times. Perhaps you’re one of those people that simply need a list or they’ll not know where to start (because there’s simply so many places!). If so, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s your little handy guide to getting that clean and spotless kitchen.
The countertops have a remarkable ability to attract all sorts of items, whether they belong in the kitchen or not. Your first job is to de-clutter these tops and make sure everything goes in their respective cabinet. Anything that doesn’t belong, gets dumped in a basket to be taken care of later. It’s one room at a time after all.
Then start with all the dirty plates and bowls ready to be washed at the sink. Fill up your sink until it is full of hot, soapy water. Then dump everything that needs to be soaked in. While they’re soaking, you can move on to the next thing that needs attention.
All-purpose cleaners will be your new best friend and you shall use them liberally. Spray this over all your countertops and your cooktop so you can restore it to its pristine conditions after a good scrub and wipe down.
Sometimes it’s easy to just keep adding things to store away in the fridge until you end up forgetting what’s in the nooks and crannies and it expires in there too! On occasion, you’ll have to convince yourself to take up the task of emptying your fridge and getting rid of what’s expired or just taking up unnecessary space in the fridge. After that, wipe down the shelves with that all-purpose cleaner we told you about earlier.
Don’t forget to get rid of all the cobwebs gracing your ceiling, fans and light fixtures before you start to sweep. Always work from top to bottom, it’s much more efficient that way.
Squeeze out a wet sponge thoroughly and give the inside and outside of your microwave a light rundown. Next, go to your cabinet doors and other shelvings in the room. Don’t forget the surface of your refrigerator too while you’re at it though, while paying special attention to the handles and edges. This is where dirt tends to build up the most.
When sweeping and mopping, don’t cut corners and ignore areas under the cabinets and behind the cupboards. These are great breeding sources for bacteria so make sure to get every nook and cranny. While you’re at it, you might as well make this a family affair! You take care of the surface cleaning of your equipment, and you can supervise while the kids do the sweeping and mopping. It’s a great way to get them more involved with daily chores.
There you have it, a simplified version of maintaining a clean kitchen. It ultimately comes down to cleaning regularly so there isn’t a significant buildup of dirt and the task is somewhat manageable then!