When was the last time you cleaned your kitchen? Do you know how to clean a kitchen? Would you like to learn how to speed clean your kitchen and keep your kitchen clean and organized? Whether you already know how to clean or would like to speed up the process, here’s a post for you. If you are short on time, you’ll love this quick way to clean your kitchen.
As you probably know, a kitchen can contain lots of germs and bacteria. Most kitchens get a lot of use from the members of the family as well as guests. Your kitchen could be harboring salmonella, E. coli, yeast and mold. Keep your kitchen clean to prevent illnesses.
How to Speed Clean Your Kitchen
Remember this rule when cleaning…. Top to Bottom. Usually it’s best to start at the top and work your way down. That way the dirt does not make it’s way down to a surface you have already cleaned.
1. Remove all items from your kitchen counters, give them a quick wipe-down and place somewhere out of the way.
2. Spray all of your counters, sink, anything left out in the open. What spray you use depends on the surface of your countertops, sink, and appliances. I like to use all purpose sprays such as Mrs. Meyer’s All Purpose Cleaners. If you have especially dirty areas, corners, grout, you may want to to use Tilex or a vinegar/baking soda paste. On my counters, I dusted the the edges and grout with baking soda. Then I applied the vinegar by using a spray bottle of 1/2 vinegar and 1/2 water.
3. While the spray is sitting on the surfaces wipe down the outside of your shelves or cabinets. I like to use Pledge products for wiping down wood surfaces.
4. Wipe down the inside of appliances.
5. Wipe down countertops, sink, and appliances with either paper towels or rags. Remember to wipe down handles of the refrigerator and the sink faucet. If you used vinegar and baking soda you’ll need a damp sponge or rag to remove the paste.
6. Clean the floors. Sweep and then mop. Our kitchen floors are tile, so I use the Mrs. Meyers products on my floor as well.
7. Place items back on your countertops. During this step try to throw away or find new homes for items that do not belong on the kitchen counter.
Tips for Keeping Your Kitchen Clean and Organized
Now that you have a clean kitchen, wouldn’t you like to keep it that way for a while? Here are some tips to keep your kitchen clean and organized.
I like to keep a daily countertop spray around to clean surfaces after each kitchen use.
To keep my sponge clean and dry I have been using a business card holder. Read the post on Uses for Business Card Holders – Keep Sponges Clean and Dry, Smartphone or Tablet Stand for more details.
We ran out of room on our old knife block, so we got one of the knife blocks without slots. My mom has the Kapoosh Hardwood Knife Block. I saw it at her house and went out and got the same one. This knife block is great because it has a slot free design and you can arrange the knives however you like. Amazon doesn’t have the 2 row knife block, but I was able to find it at The Container Store.
Although we no longer have babies in the house, I still keep a bottle drying rack on the counter. We use this to air dry our water bottles, kids’ cups, travel mugs, basters, and more. The one we have is the Munchkin Deluxe Drying Rack. I like this one since you can easily fold it to wash in the dishwasher.
Another product I love for organizing our house phone, cell phones, cell phone chargers, and papers is a telephone stand. We have a Rolodex phone organizing stand. It’s similar to this Safco Onyx Angled Mesh Steel Telephone Stand. We have the Rolodex Mesh Collection Combination Sorter Tray and use it as a phone stand.
Make sure you always have enough cleaning supplies to clean your kitchen.
Do you have any tips for cleaning your kitchen and/or keeping it organized?