Your kitchen is the beating heart of your home since it serves as the focal point of your daily activities and the setting for both actual and symbolic sustenance. That may be why having a clean kitchen seems like the first step toward having a tidy home. Even if you don’t frequently manage to achieve that ideal condition of whole-house cleanliness, cleaning your kitchen helps to create the impression you have. While keeping your kitchen organized every day is essential to ensure that it always feels and looks its best, deep cleaning it on a regular basis is also a brilliant idea. Here, “regular thorough cleaning” refers to a cleaning that falls between a quick after-dinner tidy-up and a complete kitchen makeover (the kind where you wet the greasy oven hoods and dust the condenser coils in your fridge). Just enough cleaning is done to leave your kitchen spotless.
Depending on how frequently you use your kitchen, the cleaning schedule outlined in this post is designed for a weekly or biweekly cleaning.
1. Make your counters clutter-free.
Junk that doesn’t belong in your kitchen can’t be cleaned properly around it. Remove everything that doesn’t belong on your counters starting in one corner of the kitchen or one counter area. The time may be right to use the washing basket approach. Put things away quickly; don’t take too long or risk becoming distracted by doing it one at a time. Simply remove them from the counter. After the kitchen and/or all counters have been thoroughly cleaned, you can place items where they go.
2. Clean the dishes and empty the dishwasher and dish drainer.
Starting with vacant spaces to put your freshly washed dishes ensures that bottlenecks don’t hinder your cleaning efforts, whether your kitchen is already quite clean or you have some floating dirty dishes or pans that need to be washed. Before you continue cleaning if your dishwasher is already full or nearly full with filthy dishes, wash any remaining dishes first. If you have been putting off cleaning burnt cookware, do so now. Wash all lingering dishes, including the water bottles that are frequently left on the counter next to the sink.
3. Wipe down the cabinets and refrigerator tops.
Cleaning the entire space from top to bottom makes sense regardless of the room you’re working on. You can be sure to clean up any debris and dust that becomes dislodged and settles on the next lower surface in this way. Dust the refrigerator’s top, the tops of your cupboards, and the overhead light fixtures to start at the top of the kitchen.
4. Clean small appliances.
Clean your tiny appliances promptly after that. It’s an excellent opportunity to shine and clear debris from your microwave, coffee maker, toaster/toaster oven, or stand mixer. However, you don’t want to spend too much time or clean too thoroughly. Start with the interiors by clearing away toaster crumbs and giving your coffee machine a vinegar cycle. Use vinegar to clean the interior of your microwave after steaming. Finish by cleaning each tiny appliance outside. Use a microfiber cloth that has been slightly wet with an all-purpose cleanser or a solution of white vinegar. (However, avoid using vinegar on stainless steel as it might remove the luster.)
5. Wipe down any other items that remain on your counters.
You might have a tray of cooking oils, a rack of cups, or an urn containing culinary utensils out on your counters, in addition to a few other frequently used gadgets. Make sure that these things are tidy. Wipe down any bottles or containers, give trays a quick dusting or wash, and while you’re at it, think about whether there’s anything you’ve been keeping on the counters that you could place in a drawer or cabinet instead. Additionally, now is a good time to wash your drying mat and clean your dish rack (obviously empty it beforehand).
6. Clean your stove and oven outside.
Again, it might be advisable to clean the oven thoroughly another time, but just washing the outside can help you get a clean and tidy kitchen. beginning at the top If you have a gas stove top, take off the grills (you might want to soak them if they’re dirty) and clean the surface underneath with an all-purpose cleanser. If you have electric burners, you can clean those with diluted dish soap (again, clean the surface underneath with an all-purpose cleaner). Once the top of your oven has been cleaned, use diluted dish soap, an all-purpose cleanser, or white vinegar to clean the front. Be sure to remember the knobs and display!
7. Clean your countertops.
It’s time to give your counters the royal treatment once you’ve cleaned all the dishes, dusted, and cleaned the small appliances. Remove everything from your counters, including the items that live there like your tray of cooking oils or your urn of cooking tools, working in parts. If required, use a pan scraper or credit card to remove any crumbs stuck between the countertops and the oven. Use a microfiber cloth and some cleaner suitable for the type of counters on your counters to thoroughly clean them. To make counters shine, buff them dry. Repeat for each counter section.
8. Thoroughly wash your sink
It’s less difficult than it sounds to thoroughly clean your sink. Rinse it out first. Use a scrubbing cleaner like Bon Ami or Bar Keeper’s Friend and use a detailed cleaning brush to get into the nooks and crannies. Clean your faucet as well as any soap or sponge holders. Clean everything off. Finish by putting hot water in your sink and adding bleach to it. Drain after ten minutes of letting it settle. Add lemons (or lemon peel) or any other citrus down the drain and run the garbage disposal if you have one and want to maintain its fresh scent (with water running).
9. Empty the refrigerator.
While deep cleaning your entire refrigerator may not be necessary at this time, you should go through your shelves and remove any items that have expired, clean up any spills, and arrange items in their proper placements.
10. Make sure your huge appliances’ exteriors are clean.
Clean the dishwasher and the outside of your refrigerator. If necessary, use stainless steel cleanser to polish.
11. Clean and empty your trash can.
You might not have time right now to thoroughly wash your garbage can, but you can at least make it look clean within the kitchen by emptying it of any trash if it’s full, vacuuming out any crumbs from the bottom, and wiping it down with a disinfectant wipe. Use your compost and recycling bins in the same way.
12. Vacuum, sweep, and mop the floor.
Pick up all the larger crumbs and dirt that fall to the kitchen floor with a broom, paying special attention to the area near your cabinet toe kicks. Also, nudge the oven and refrigerator with your broom. To remove the tiny dust and grime after sweeping, use a vacuum. To remove dirt and grime, do a thorough mopping thereafter.
13. Add any final touches.
Replace your old sponges, rags, and dish towels with fresh ones, light a candle, and arrange some cut flowers on your counter or table as the finishing touch to your now spotless kitchen.
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