Kitchen Cleaning Tips
Cleaning up the kitchen can seem unsettling and never-ending as it is easily one of the busiest rooms in the house. When it’s time to prepare your meals, the first place to go is the kitchen without any second thoughts right? From a sauce-splattered stovetop, burnt oven sheets, sticky countertops, grimy floors, and dirty appliances or coffee-stained counters, your kitchen can become a hot mess in one week if not cleaned on a daily basis.
It’s time to upgrade your old cleaning routine and give your kitchen a new spark and shine! Try these DIY kitchen cleaning tips will help you degrease, deodorize, and sanitize in less time. Work out how to clean a kitchen faster, smarter and with ease by cutting down on the time you spend doing it. Grab your Household Gloves and let’s get started.
Clean kitchen cabinets:
Your cabinets are the first stop to every kitchen cleaning and organization. Though they may be one of the biggest, they are certainly not the messiest to tackle. Start by emptying out cabinets one at a time, you can use a hand vac to clean out debris then wipe them out with a cloth dipped in warm soapy water. Use warm soapy water, buffed clean and dry with a microfiber on the fascias of the cabinets.
Clean Kitchen Countertops:
Keep your countertops clean and clear of clutter as often as you can. The thought of preparing breakfast or lunch over a pile of crumbs from the previous night’s feast, it just doesn’t sound healthy or pleasant at all. Try putting away small appliances, dirty dishes, and other items back in their place at the end of every night before you head to bed. Always consider the material of your countertop when you wipe down and disinfect your countertops as different surfaces require different care. Most countertops can be cleaned using warm soapy water or diluted white vinegar.
Clean different stoves the right way:
Avoid minor spills and splatters from staining your stove by cleaning it after every use. Any stains that sit for a day or two will only become tougher to remove and it’s also important to know how to remove stains from different stoves that require different cleaning methods.
Glass stove top: A single-edged scraper will get the job done against tough stains! If you have a glass stove cleaner you can use it on the remaining stains by letting it sit before wiping clean.
Gas stove top: Take note of the grates first. Wipe clean and soak in hot soapy water, or, if recommended by the manufacturer, place in the dishwasher. To clean the stove burners, use a small brush and damp cloth before returning the grates.
Electric stove top: Make sure that you’ve removed the electric coil burners first before doing any cleaning. Wash them with warm, soapy water and let dry completely. Wipe down the rest of the stove top and put the coils back in place.
Clean Your Oven with a Dishwasher Tablet:
Did you know? The dishwasher tablet can be used for so much more than just cleaning dishes. Yes, many households use it as a tool for cleaning ovens and even toilets. Try it out too!
Use Vinegar to Unclog Faucet Heads:
If you have hard water where you live, just soak the faucet in vinegar and then let the water run. It’ll clear up the faucet on your kitchen sink or even your shower head that gets clogged from time to time.
Scrub Kitchen Floors:
Take your broom and start by sweeping along the baseboards and collecting dirt in piles as you go. Keeping a trash bin nearby will make the cleaning go by quicker as you can easily dispose of the debris. Along with sweeping daily, mop kitchen floors weekly with Multi Surface Cleaners to remove grime and buildup.
Keep your disposal smelling fresh:
There are a few things in life that can ruin your day or take away any appetite, and one of them is a smelly garbage disposal. To keep your disposal smelling fresh, use this kitchen sink cleaning hacks: lemon ice cubes. (Simply fill an ice cube tray with lemon wedges, rock salt, water and freeze.) Once frozen, pop the cubes down the drain and run your garbage disposal until the ice is gone. Rock salt scrubs the blades while ice helps knock off any gunk and grime. The lemon helps keep your sink smelling fresh.
Polish woodwork with lemon oil and vinegar:
Try this DIY wood cleaner and polish that leaves both a lovely scent and shine. Fill a spray bottle with 1 part lemon oil to 1 part white vinegar. Spray the solution directly onto a dry microfiber cloth and use it to wipe down your cabinets, pantry door, and baseboards. If you have tiles you can get Assorted Tile Cleaners from your nearest Crazy Plastics.