Do you find it tedious to spend many hours cleaning and disinfecting your kitchen? Do you wish there was an easier way to tackle the never-ending cleaning chores that come with maintaining a clean and organised kitchen? Look no further! In this blog post, we will share some valuable tips on how to achieve kitchen cleanliness with ease. From simple hacks to time-saving techniques, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re a busy parent juggling multiple tasks or someone who simply wants to make their kitchen a more inviting space, these tips will revolutionise the way you approach kitchen cleaning. Say goodbye to endless scrubbing sessions and hello to a sparkling clean kitchen in no time!

The Most Important Kitchen Cleaning Chores to Do Regularly in Your Home

By taking the time to do your home cleaning regularly and doing the right chores, you’ll be setting yourself up for a cleaner home and a healthier lifestyle. You don’t always have to commit to deep cleaning. Regular short cleaning sprees can be effective. Set a timer and be as quick as you can – you can do a lot of kitchen cleaning in 10 minutes. When you’re short on time, be strategic with how you do them and which chore comes first or last. For example, you can vacuum your kitchen floor instead of mopping it, or clean your kitchen countertop instead of emptying the kitchen drawers and cleaning them thoroughly. You can leave the decluttering for a day when you have a bit more time. Here’s what else we suggest:

Step 1. Wash the dishes / Use the dishwasher.

If you have pots and pans that you know will require a few minutes of soaking before they can be scrubbed, pre-treat them with baking soda, warm water, and dish soap. Then, let them sit while you’re performing other chores. If you don’t have a dishwasher, try to reduce the number of utensils you use by multi-cooking in the same one instead of using different ones. This can also reduce your water consumption and bills. Use the dishwasher for basic plates, bowls, cups and utensils, and hand-wash large or fragile items.

Step 2. Wipe the counters.

If you pre-treat tough stains with an all-purpose cleaner or a degreaser and let them soak while you’re doing other tasks, this can help you save some time with cleaning the kitchen space, which can often feel overwhelming. When you finally get to do the scrubbing part, the all-purpose cleaner will have already done all the heavy lifting. All you need to do is wash them off with the soft side of a sponge. Lastly, take a clean microfiber cloth and wipe them quickly once again.

Step 3. Clean the sink.

In order, clean the dishwasher first, the sink next, and lastly, the whole kitchen. There’s no point in cleaning the sink while you’re doing the rest of the kitchen or with the dishes still inside it. Squeeze some cleaner or sprinkle baking soda in it, give it a good scrub, and rinse it with warm water.

Step 4. Toss out old leftovers or expired food from the fridge.

It’s important to know how to store your food properly to reduce waste and avoid overspending. However, if there are any food items or leftovers in your fridge that aren’t good anymore, toss them out. No need to think about it twice. If you have doubts something has gone bad, it’s best not to risk it. Also, the rotting food smell is tough to get rid of. If something is close to its expiration date, you can put it in the freezer. It’ll preserve it for a lot longer. This method is perfect for leftovers, too, as you can easily reheat them later and have a ready meal.

Step 5. Clean the appliances.

The following chores you can do less frequently but still need to be performed at least once a month for good kitchen hygiene. Clean appliances are energy-efficient, and there are lots of reasons why. It all depends on the appliance! Leaving appliances like a refrigerator, washer, or microwave without regular maintenance can cause your energy costs to go up. A quick spray and rub with white vinegar remove grease from stainless steel appliances. A light coating of olive oil can be used to wipe them down, giving them a glossy finish and preventing fingerprints. Still, your oven saves the most energy when it’s kept clean. Oven cleaning isn’t just for more delicious food, although the quality of your dinner will increase significantly when there are no residual odours to mix with the dish’s appetising smell. Many people also don’t know you can clean your fridge coils to increase your appliance’s efficiency. Since lots of dust and dirt builds up, it is hard for them to release heat. This causes the compressor to work extra hard, which increases your electricity bill and shortens your fridge’s lifespan.

  1. Clean the stove and the burners. Make sure that they are free of grease and dust and that the surface is smooth and shiny.
  2. Sanitise your sponges. Heat your damp sponge in the microwave on a high setting for sixty seconds to eliminate bacteria.
  3. Empty, clean, and sanitise your trash and recycling bins. Occasionally, clean your recycling bin with dish soap and warm water and don’t forget to leave the lid open to let it air-dry. All of those food and beverage droplets can create a sticky, smelly situation at the bottom.
  4. Dust the shelves, the top of the kitchen cabinets, the fridge and light fixtures. Use a clean, soft cloth and make sure to dust in all the nooks and crannies to avoid leaving dust and debris on the surface.

Step 6. Mop, sweep or vacuum the floor.

While you’re doing the more tedious cleaning tasks, like cleaning shelves and drawers or wiping down the kitchen counter, don’t worry about crumbs falling on the floor. Instead, set sweeping and vacuuming for last on your list of tasks. By doing this, you’ll be able to get through the other tasks faster, as you won’t lose time worrying and being too careful.

Final Advice

Maintaining a clean and organised kitchen isn’t just important for our health and happiness – it also makes cooking a pleasure. Follow these tips for easy cleaning – declutter your countertops, sanitise surfaces, clean appliances, don’t forget the sink and dishwasher, and set up a routine to make it less tedious. Put on your gloves, grab your fave cleaner, and turn your kitchen into a sparkling oasis. You’ll thank yourself every time you step into that pristine space where culinary magic happens!