When it’s time for that big kitchen clean up don’t forget to check out our tips and tricks to make this daunting task less overwhelming.
Start from the ceiling, lights fixtures, the vents and the exhausts, followed by the window frames and windows, then the floors. In other words, start cleaning the kitchen from the highest objects to prevent spreading dirt to lower areas. Spend about half an hour or so to wipe off dust or to run the vacuum cleaner with a brush nozzle to remove as much dust as possible. Continue with the cupboards, the shelves and the racks, as well as all the kitchen furnishings if your dining room area is part of the kitchen too.
Some tips and tricks to facilitate your tasks are:
1.Use a gentle or eco-friendly homemade detergent to clean, sanitise or even to polish the wooden texture of the kitchen furnishings.
2. Inspect all the objects on the walls and near them, and get started with cleaning with a cloth and multipurpose spray. Some objects may require just simple spot cleaning, while others – a lot of rubbing and deep cleaning.
3. Empty the cupboards and shelves. This gives two main advantages: one, it is easier to clean every cup, plate or another object individually, and two, it is easier to wipe off dust from the shelves.
4. Consider a small or big reorganisation, which can give a cleaner and renovated look to your kitchen. Sometimes, the small changes are exactly what you need to make your kitchen look refurbished and makes it a bigger joy to cook in the kitchen.
5. Buy an all-purpose detergent from the store to tackle a vast array of stains and surfaces in the kitchen. Or if you prefer a more natural cleaning solution, then it’s baking powder and vinegar.
6. A microfiber cloth is very useful. Just make sure to use non-abrasive solutions and rinse the cloth very well.
7. Clean the kitchen sink, the sink disposal, the fridge, and all kitchen appliances like the oven, the stove etc. These delicate objects require delicate care, so make sure that you use the right detergent for polishing and cleaning the greasy spots from every metal, plastic, tiled or another glossy surface. Oven cleaning is one of the most difficult tasks because it requires removing and soaking the internal parts of the oven or stove in degreaser. Meanwhile, the fridge and freezer should be defrosted, which requires some time and patience, so plan this well while you clean other parts of the kitchen.
8. Sanitise the heavily soiled areas in the kitchen, which are usually the kitchen countertop and the sink. These are the areas which see everyday use and some of the heaviest greasy spots. If the tough stains won’t go away after some scrubbing, you might have to spray some bleach and leave overnight. Take the time to pay attention to them and ensure a complete clean-up of all the invisible bacteria, germs, microorganisms and dirt. Use a powerful homemade detergent or get an even better detergent from the store. These contain stronger chemical compounds which will make it easier to deal with the darker spots within the grout lines between the tiles.