The kitchen is seen as the center of any woman’s life. A place where she can gather the family and offer them dishes prepared with love. That is why often men judge women according to the conditions of their kitchens. If everything is clean and sparkling, then it is clear what kind of person the woman is and vice versa.
It is true that such a statement may sound really outdated today when life is so hectic and every woman has so many things in her agenda, but a clean kitchen continues to be something of a great importance for any family.
Did you know that cleaning the kitchen can actually turn into the most manageable activity in organizing your home because everything has a strict place where it should be positioned? It is clear that no one will put the knife in the cupboard, so let’s use that and make the best of your time spared for cleaning the kitchen area.
Here is a list of everything you need for an effective and fast cleanup:
- Trash can and new trash bags
- Basket or big container for items that don’t belong to the kitchen
- Dish detergent
- Sponge and dishcloth
- Scrubber for burnt pots
- Other cleaning products you normally use
- Broom and mop or vacuum cleaner
Having the entire needed cleaning arsenal, you can easily decide on how to spread your time and tasks per day by breaking them up and making things work for you. A good suggestion is to add a few minutes to your morning routine and a few minutes after your dinner. Kitchen cleaning implies all of the good stuff, such as degreasing, mopping and dusting, so put your family members to work as well.
There are plenty of cleaning activities done on a daily basis, such as washing the dishes, sweeping the floors and wiping down the surfaces, and they are given to any housewife.
The list below summarizes extra chores that can be done as an addition to your daily routine of cleaning.
- Clean the trash can from the outside and inside.
- Wipe down all of your appliances.
- Straighten up all of your cookbooks, kitchen towels and aprons.
- Clean your refrigerator by wiping down all the shelves and organize the freezer.
- Clean the top of the refrigerator and the inside of the utensil holders.
- Clean underneath the stove and the refrigerator.
- Mop the floor
- Dust the fronts of the cabinets and polish the range hood.
- Clean from the outside all of your baking containers.
- Clean the windows and sills
- Sanitize your cleaning materials, disinfect the sponge, wash the wash towels and etc.
- Clean the garbage disposal and the seal of your dishwasher.
- Mop the floor again.
- Wipe down all of the decorative elements and pictures in your kitchen area.
- Organize the pantry and arrange all of the canned food, plastic bags and boxes.
- Wipe down the kitchen walls
- Arrange the pans, pots and other items you frequently use in the under-cabinet drawer.
- Wipe down the shelves of the cabinet
- Deep clean the sink and the faucet
- Clean your microwave – from inside and outside and set your oven on a self-cleaning cycle.
- Wipe down the baseboards.
- Clean all of the switch plates and vent covers, dust the lamps.
As you can see, the given chores are various, and some may require more time than others, but if you split your time and tasks, your kitchen will sparkle all year-round and you will never feel too exhausted after cleaning like crazy for an entire weekend.