The kitchen is normally called “Heart of the Home” because it is the center of a home where most of the time is spent by members for cooking and eating and gets more traffic than other rooms. As soon as you step into the kitchen, it gets dirty and messy. Having a clean kitchen is something that most people strive for but they don’t know where to start. If you are looking for the best way to get your kitchen cleaned and tidy, then you are at the right place.
Here is a step-by-step guide to clean your kitchen. It will guide you on what to clean, how to clean, and in which order the things should be cleaned.
Clear All the Counter Space
The first step is to clear out all the counter space by getting rid of the clutter that is creating a mess. Remove those things that do not belong to the kitchen and put them in their right place in the house and put all the dirty dishes in the sink. Reconsider all the things you have been keeping on the counters that you could put in drawers or cabinets instead, by doing this; you will get more space on your kitchen counters and can manage necessary things more efficiently.
Wash any Dirty Dishes
The next step is to take all the dirty dishes and put them in the dishwasher. If your dishwasher is full of dirty dishes, wash the remaining dishes first and then run the dishwasher before starting cleaning. Washing up all the dirty dishes or other items leaves the kitchen space free for you to clean the kitchen.
Clean Small Appliances
Next, clean your small appliances quickly. You don’t want to clean them too deeply, rather clean them to look shiny by wiping down debris and residues from your coffee maker, microwave, or toaster, etc. Start with the interiors like take the pieces or crumbs out of the toaster, wipe down the microwave from inside with vinegar, and finishing up by wiping down the exteriors of all the small appliances. For this purpose, you can use a microfiber cloth and dampen it with white vinegar to get rid of any residues or debris from these appliances.
Wipe down your countertops and Stovetops
Once all of your dishes are washed and small appliances are cleaned, now it’s time to clean the counters and stove. Start with wiping down your stovetop with a microfiber cloth and some drops of vinegar or lemon juice. After cleaning your stovetop, wipe down your counters thoroughly with a microfiber cloth and an appropriate cleaner that is best for your counter type. If your countertops or stovetop have stubborn stains, you can use baking soda to get rid of them.
Deep Clean Your Sink
Deep cleaning the sink is easier than it might sound. First, rinse it out with warm water. Use a scrubbing cleaner to scrub all the stains and spills and then wipe out the faucet and any other sponge holders. If your sink has a bad smell, clean it with some baking soda or any other mild abrasive cleaner.
Clear Out the Fridge
To do this, remove anything expired, take out empty containers, and wipe down any spills. Take a microfiber cloth sprayed with an all-purpose cleaner and wipe down all the shelves and put things in their rightful places.
Clean outside of the Large Appliances
Wipe down the refrigerator and dishwasher to remove any spills, grease, or fingerprints. Take a microfiber cloth; dip it in warm water or any suitable cleaner and wipe down the surface.
Take out the Trash
Take out the trash if it’s full or near to full, and wipe down the inside and outside of the can with disinfecting wipes before putting a new bag in it.
Sweep, Vacuum, and Mop the Floor
In the end, sweep the kitchen with a broom to pick up all the bigger crumbs and debris. Make sure you nudge your broom under the cabinets and fridge. After sweeping, vacuum the entire kitchen floor to get the fine dirt and dust. Follow up with mopping the floor to get a shiny and dust-free floor.
Disinfect Kitchen Sponges and Cloths
During the kitchen cleaning routine, our sponges and clothes work with us, so don’t forget to wash them too. They will be filled with grime and dust from your scrubbing and cleaning process. For this, soak all the sponges and cloths for half an hour in the mixture of warm water and vinegar or you can simply use bleach for soaking, and then wash them with tap water.
By following this step-by-step guide, you will get a tidy, clean, and sparkling kitchen that will turn into a healthier and more hygienic place without much effort.