The Ultimate Clean-up Routine for Kitchens

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The kitchen is the heart of every home, but it can also be the dirtiest part of the house.  With all of the cooking, eating, and entertaining that goes on, it can be hard to keep your kitchen clean and organized.  But with the right tools and a little bit of effort, you can maintain a spotless and inviting kitchen.  In this blog post, we will lay out a step-by-step cleaning routine for kitchens that will help you keep your space sparkling clean and hygienic.  We recommend doing these steps at least once per week and deep-cleaning your appliances and cabinets once every 3-6 months.

Clear the clutter

The first step in any cleaning routine is to clear the clutter.  Remove all items from the countertops and other surfaces in your kitchen, putting them back where they’re supposed to be.  This will give you a clear space to work with and make it easier to clean.  Sort through the items you removed and put away anything that doesn’t belong in the kitchen.  This will help to reduce the clutter and make it easier to keep your kitchen clean in the future.

Clean the appliances

Once your kitchen is clutter-free, it’s time to tackle the appliances.  Wipe down the stovetop and oven, as well as anything else you recently used for cooking.  When it’s time for a thorough kitchen cleaning, take these steps:

  • Remove the burner grates and drip pans and soak them in warm water and dish soap.
  • Wipe down the stovetop and the inside of the oven with a damp cloth or sponge.
  • Move on to the refrigerator.  Empty the contents and wipe down the shelves and drawers with a non-hazardous cleaning solution, like water and vinegar.

Scrub the sink

The sink is a breeding ground for bacteria and germs, so it’s important to keep it clean.  Start by removing any debris from the drain.  Then, mix together a paste of baking soda and water and use it to scrub the sink and faucet.  Rinse with water and dry with a clean cloth.  A weekly scrubbing will help prevent any buildup and keep your sink looking and smelling fresh.

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Wipe down the countertops

Once the appliances and sink are clean, it’s time to move on to the countertops.  Wipe them down with a damp cloth or sponge and a mild cleaning solution.  Avoid using harsh chemicals that can damage the surface.  Pay special attention to any areas that are prone to spills and stains, such as around the sink and stove.  Cleaning your countertops regularly will help prevent any buildup and keep them looking like new.

Sweep and mop the floor

Finally, it’s time to tackle the floor.  Sweep up any debris and dust and dispose of it.  Then, use a mop or damp cloth to clean the floor.  If your flooring is tile or grout, use a solution of water and vinegar to clean it.  If your flooring is wood, use a cleaner designed specifically for wood floors.  A clean floor will help to keep your kitchen looking and feeling fresh.

Make your dream kitchen with us!

A clean kitchen is a happy kitchen.  By following this routine, you can keep your space spotless and inviting.  Remember to clear the clutter, clean the appliances, scrub the sink, wipe down the countertops, and sweep and mop the floor.  Having a listed routine helps to maintain healthy habits, so we invite you to keep these steps handy for the future!  And if you’re looking to upgrade your kitchen into something truly practical and beautiful, speak with us at MOD Kitchens!