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How to keep your kitchen clean in easy every day steps, Zazzy Home

How to keep your kitchen clean in easy every day steps

In this article, I will be discussing the importance of keeping your kitchen clean. The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your house and should be kept as sanitary as possible. There are four easy steps to follow: sweep and mop the floor every day, clean the counters with soap and water every day, wipe down cabinets with grease remover spray monthly, and spray stove top with glass cleaner monthly. With these simple steps, you’ll keep your kitchen clean! Enjoy reading about how to keep a healthy home!

How to keep your kitchen clean in easy every day steps, Zazzy Home

Keeping your kitchen clean

A clean kitchen is important for many reasons, including health and sanitation issues. The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in your house, so it needs to be kept as sanitary as possible. Keeping your kitchen clean can be a time-consuming task, so try to keep the necessary steps as quick and painless as possible. Allowing yourself plenty of time, patience and supplies will help you avoid getting frustrated or throwing in the towel halfway through!



Take out all of the trash; this includes food waste, recyclables, and even wrappers and boxes that may otherwise attract pests. It is important to go through all of your cabinets, countertops, and pantry areas before you begin more detailed cleaning. Not only does this show you where everything is located, but it allows for an easier clean-up since you’re not moving things around while vacuuming. Wipe down counters with disinfectant wipes and spray stovetops and sinks with either a DIY cleaner or an all-purpose bathroom cleaner.

Clean fridge and pantry areas 

If you have spilled in your fridge, clean them up as soon as you see them. Once the liquid has dried, it becomes harder to clean and can also attract pests if not dealt with immediately—clean appliances thoroughly with vinegar mixed with hot water (diluted for the dishwasher). If there are any bad smells coming from your refrigerator, try putting slices of bread soaked in vinegar inside overnight to absorb some odors.

Don’t forget hard-to-reach spots: If something is hidden behind something else or stuck somewhere, it may be easy to overlook during a quick cleaning session. Lightly dust or sweep or vacuum each area to get rid of loose dirt and debris. For example, sweep cobwebs off the ceiling and take a few minutes to dust knick-knacks, shelves, and light fixtures.

Clean oven 

Once you’ve cleaned all the appliances in your kitchen, it will be time for oven cleaning! Before you start any oven cleaning, make sure that your appliance has cooled completely, if not, then turn it off until it is cool enough to touch. Next, fill a spray bottle with equal parts vinegar and water (about two tablespoons). Make sure to remove any racks before spraying them with the solution and let them dry. Once they are dry, use steel wool soap pads (fine) to scrub through tough spots like burned-on food or hard water stains. You can also do this in the sink with baking soda to scrub stubborn spots.



Lid care 

Make sure you are checking your pot lids regularly for loose-fitting or warped lids that can make a mess when cooking. If any of your lids are cracked, chipped, or broken, throw them out immediately. Take time to go through and organize all of your kitchen cupboards and drawers, so things aren’t hard to find and maximize space. Use clear plastic boxes for items you often use, such as spices and baking goods, so they can easily be seen and taken out without having to reorganize every time you want flour or sugar!

Don’t forget the dishwasher! Most people don’t think of dishing washers as something that needs to be taken care of, but a quick clean-out will do wonders. Run an empty dishwasher while you’re cleaning the rest of your kitchen, and use a cup filled with vinegar to help break down any hard water stains or leftover food.

Write a “to-do” list. 

Pick up a small notepad and jot down all the things you could be doing in the next hour or so to get your kitchen cleaned up! If needed, you can go from 1 item to 10 for bigger jobs such as oven cleaning, fridge scrubbing, and furniture dusting. Keeping track of time is important when it comes to dealing with tasks that may take longer than others to complete. For example, if something takes 15 minutes, then write it on your list once you know you have this amount of time to work with. This way, there aren’t any ‘surprises’ when it comes to your cleaning schedule, and your kitchen will be clean in no time.



Sweep and mop the kitchen floor every day

Sweep and mop the floor every day. If you have a hard time with this, start in one corner of the kitchen floor and work your way around in a spiral pattern until you’ve covered the entire kitchen.

Clean the sink drain

Use a natural drain cleaner or baking soda and vinegar – just pour 1/2 cup of either into your drain and follow it up with 2 quarts of boiling water. For even better results, let this mixture sit in your sink overnight! If you have any standing water in your garbage disposal, pour baking soda directly into the drain (1/4 cup for every 1 gallon of water). This will help deodorize as well as cleanout anything stuck inside. Cover the drain in a very gentle manner using a wet cloth, so you don’t splash the mixture over your cabinets. Repeat if necessary, make sure to use cold water after boiling hot water to not damage the rubber components of your garbage disposal.



Scrub your stovetop

Stovetops can get dirty quickly – our solution? Put down a layer of newspaper and scrub with vinegar and baking soda. This will cut through the grime without damaging your appliances! If you have stainless steel appliances, clean them when they’re dry with white vinegar on a rag or microfiber cloth – no need for chemicals unless there’s rust involved! Keep a glass spray bottle filled with vinegar water in your kitchen and squirt it onto any grease or sticky spots before scrubbing with a rag. Wipe off any stains you see on your countertops right away to prevent food particles from sticking.

Clean out under appliances

Ensure to remove anything underneath your refrigerator, dishwasher, and cabinets when you’re cleaning because this is where most of the dust accumulates. Use hot water and vinegar on a rag for extra grease-cutting power when wiping down corners or nooks that are hard to reach. You can also use dryer sheets or old rags to wipe down vents, so everything feels fresh. If there’s food stuck under your appliances, it might not be bad enough to throw away, but if you can’t scrape it out, that’s when you’ll want to spend the extra time cleaning.



Wipe down cabinets

Keeping your cabinets shiny is also another way of creating more space – the shinier they are, the bigger they look! Use microfiber cloths or Swiffers (even paper towels) to clean out any dust or debris stuck in between cabinet doors and on top of shelves. If you see grime, use an old rag with vinegar water to scrub it away. This will make your kitchen feel refreshed without having to do too much work!

Fill in cracks between tiles.

Once you’ve scrubbed all your surfaces, fill in any gaps that are left behind with caulk. This will make everything nice and clean. No one wants to see little specks of dirt lying around when they look down! Also, caulk is great for sealing up any cracks in your cabinets or baseboards so no dust can get underneath.

Wash the kitchen rug

Pull out the washing machine and set it up in another room (if possible) so you can wash your kitchen rug right away without too much hassle. Use vinegar instead of detergent to keep colors fresh and reduce build-up on fibers. If your rug is looking very dirty, use baking soda to spot clean before throwing it in the wash.

Keeping your kitchen, bathroom, and laundry appliances clean will not only make them last longer, but it’ll also take a few things off your to-do list! You can give anything a quick wipe down with vinegar or baking soda to reduce bacteria and create a healthier environment for you and those around you – whether that’s family, guests, or even pets! Decreasing dirt clogged up in our home is what helps us keep our sanity, so we hope these tips help you out as well – happy cleaning!



Clean the counters with soap and water every day

Wipe down the counters and clean the sink. Don’t let it fill up with dirty dishes – if you can’t put them in the dishwasher right away, wash them by hand and immediately dry them. Dirty dishes left to sit only attract more dirt. If you have a double sink, do one side at a time so that you don’t mix all your sponges and scrubbers together. Empty your kitchen garbage bag as soon as it fills up instead of waiting for trash day – this will help keep smells to a minimum!

Mix some vinegar and water in a spray bottle and spray on countertops or wherever else needs cleaning.

For tougher dirt spots, use baking soda (dampened with vinegar) to rub the area, then wipe down.

If you follow these simple and quick tips, it will ensure you have a clean kitchen all year round. If you keep it clean as you go, it is easier than having to do a bit clean every few months.

Author: Shannon When it comes to kitchen design and maintenance, nobody knows more than Shannon Frost. She's been blogging about her kitchen exploits for years, and has learned how to get the most out of even the smallest of spaces. Her tips and tricks are invaluable for anyone who wants to make the most of their cooking area. Shannon's posts are a treasure trove of information on everything from choosing the right appliances to maximizing storage space. She also has a wealth of advice on creating a functional and beautiful kitchen on a budget. No matter what your needs are, Shannon can help you make your dream kitchen a reality.

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