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We’ve been talking about Spring Cleaning the last few weeks during this series and today I want to talk about how to deep clean your kitchen. I find the kitchen to be one of the most important rooms in the house to spring clean. So this is what works when you want to deep clean your kitchen.
Step one: Do a declutter
You need to start with a clear space before you get to cleaning. So take a bit and do a decluttering of your kitchen and return things to their proper places. If you are stuck for ideas of what to declutter in the kitchen head over to 80 things you can throw out today. The kitchen section will give you a few ideas of what you can toss.
Step two: Start at the top
This is one of the best cleaning tips that I’ve learned. It makes so much sense but I had never really thought about it until I read it somewhere. The best way to clean is to clean from top to bottom. Meaning that you clean the higher up surfaces first and then work your way down. That way as you clean and gunk falls it lands on areas that have not been cleaned yet.
As you can see in my kitchen that would mean I should clean my upper cabinets and the microwave before moving down to the counters, the sink, and stove. Then after that level, I move on to the floors which gets swept and mopped and any dirt and debris from the kitchen is gone.
Step three: Cleaning the surfaces
The biggest area in your kitchen is the counters and keeping them clean can make a big impact on how your kitchen looks. That’s why clearing the clutter on your counters is the best idea for how to deep clean your kitchen. I have found that storing less on top of the counters tends to make it easier to keep them clear. Mess tends to attract mess so the more stuff you have out the more you will tend to leave on them.
There are plenty of cleaning supplies you can get to clean your counters. I have recently started using a combination of baking soda and dish soap on, especially greasy and difficult spots. I’ve been trying to use more natural and DIY cleaners so that I can save money and use fewer chemicals.
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Step four: Cleaning appliances
How to clean your appliances will depend on the types of appliances that you own. I’m sharing some of what I do as well as links to other helpful posts I have found on how to clean your kitchen appliances.
I have a glass top stove and use a multi-purpose cleaner to clean it as well as the DIY mixture of baking soda and dish soap I use on the counters for tough spots. Such as on spots where food as spilled over while cooking.
To clean my microwave I’ve been using the Angry Mama which uses just vinegar and water to help get the inside of your microwave clean by releasing steam to make it easier to wipe down.
Step five: The final steps
The lasts steps for how to deep clean your kitchen are to wipe down and disinfect the sink. I do this by wiping it down with vinegar and water I like using my cleaning brush to get rid of any grime around the faucet and in the corners. Then it’s time to do the floors Sweep or vacuum the floor. Spot clean or mop the floor as needed. Shake out any area rugs and wash as needed.
Hopefully, this post has shared with you some ideas on how to deep clean your kitchen.