Sitting in the middle of your kitchen grime wondering how to clean a kitchen? I don’t know how or why, but the kitchen tends to get so dirty, so fast. If you ask me, everyone should just eat on paper plates, right? But alas…it’s not possible and because of that, the kitchen gets dirty quickly.
People often say the kitchen is the heart of the home. In my house that’s definitely the case. We spend most of our time in the kitchen either cooking or searching around in the fridge for something eat… It also seems like the hardest room in the house to keep up with because of the constant traffic.
If you’re looking for some simple tips for how to clean a kitchen, you won’t want to miss out on these!
22 Simple Tips on How To Clean A Kitchen
This tips can help anyone learn how to clean a kitchen with ease!
Go through the pantry and throw out all the junk food – start with a clean, healthy slate! Get the junk outta your house for the new year!
Toss any expired or unliked food. See those remnants in random bagged foods? Throw those out too! If it’s not going to be eaten, why are you keeping it?
Make an inventory list of staple ingredients. This list will make grocery shopping easier later and keep your kitchen organized as well!
Remove everything from the cabinets and wipe them down. Use a wet cloth and immediately put everything back in the cabinet once done.
Discard any chipped or broken dishes, unmatched lids/containers, etc. Things that don’t match, toss ’em.
Place a layer of parchment paper on the top of the fridge and cabinets. Next time to clean, just lift the paper, discard and replace. Easy peasy!
Sanitize sponges – 1 minute in the microwave should do the trick! (Those things hold onto germs!)
Don’t forget to clean the oven vents and kitchen exhaust fan. Get down and vacuum out the fridge vents as well.
Degrease and wash all stovetop burners. They’ll be sparkly new in no time at all!
Clean the oven. Make it easier by starting with a pot of lemon water!
Scrub browned cookie sheets, the bottoms of pots and pans, and other baking dishes. They need a facelift as well.
Don’t forget these simple kitchen cleaning tips!
Clean the garbage disposal unit. Seriously, don’t forget this one.
Wipe out the microwave. If your microwave has an exhaust vent, clean and wipe that down. Top to bottom cleaning.
Take apart the sink trap and rinse out the drain. Those food particles can really start to smell.
Wipeout underneath the kitchen sink and organize all your cleaning supplies.
Make your kitchen sink sparkle. Give it a good scrub.
Move appliances if you are able and clean underneath them. You never know what’s hiding under there.
Remove all the food from your fridge and freezer. Place the items into coolers or double boxed cardboard box with some ice to keep them cool while you clean!
Put the shelves from the fridge into the dishwasher. The shelves or drawers you can not wash in the machine, wash by hand and scrub away all those drippings and food items.
Wipe out the walls of your fridge and add a new box of baking soda to keep the fridge fresh smelling!
Is your kitchen sparkling yet? Take it up a notch and make it a goal to do these steps once a month in your kitchen. You’ll find that if you take these steps regularly it will take less and less time to get your kitchen sparkly.
What do you do to keep your kitchen sparkly clean?