The kitchen is the heart of the home where many wonderful (and messy) memories are made. It is important to keep this space clean throughout all the dinner parties and crafts that occur so that your kitchen can function to the best of its ability. Here are 5 quick and easy kitchen cleaning tips that will help you achieve a cleaner home!
1. Declutter Drawers
Start be decluttering your kitchen drawers. Though we may not want to admit it, we tend to dump everything in drawers. Out of sight out of mind is often the mindset when trying to clean quickly. It’s time to go through those drawers and throw away all the junk. This is also a good time to clean your utensil drawer organizers. The amount of crumbs that can fall from your counters into your drawers is shocking.
2. Clean Your Countertops
For quartz surfaces use a soft cloth with a mild liquid soap and warm water, or a quartz cleaner. For tougher stains, scrub gently with a soft non-abrasive bristled brush. Wipe down with a clean damp cloth, and towel dry prevent spotting.
Solid surfaces can also be cleaned with a soft cloth using a mild liquid soap and warm water, or a solid surface cleaner. For more difficult stains, use a non-abrasive soft-bristled brush and scrub carefully. Rinse and towel dry to finish.
If you have natural stone countertops, simply clean surfaces with a soft cloth using a mild liquid soap and warm water, or a natural stone cleaner. For stubborn stains, use a soft non-abrasive bristled brush and scrub lightly. Be sure to rinse and towel dry the surface to prevent spotting.
3. Polish Your Appliances
Give your oven, stove, and fridge a good scrub and polish. Deep clean the fridge by taking out the drawers and giving the inside a good wipe down. Give those burners new life by geting off all of that baked on gunk. You’ll feel like you have a brand new kitchen afterward!
4. Organize the Tupperware
Let’s be honest, we all hate opening this cabinet because no matter how many times we reorganize and match the lids to containers there seems to always be an avalanche of plastic. There are many ways to organize this cabinet from manufactured closet systems to DIY resources. Some DIY things to keep those lids in place are baking cooling racks, dish drying racks, or large bins to help keep that plastic tamed.
5. Don’t Forget Your Floors
As homeowners we sweep and vacuum the floors regularly but now is a chance to deep clean and disinfect. Gather all your rugs that need to be washed and get out the mop. Be sure to pay attention to cracks, corners, and the grout in your flooring.
Don’t worry, you don’t have to clean it all in a day. Take it step by step and soon these will become a part of your regular cleaning habits!