The Kitchen-Cleaning Checklist: A Step-by-Step Guide
Keeping the kitchen clean can be a challenging feat. The kitchen is the watering hole for the entire family, it’s where your kids do homework and crafts, and it’s where you eat!
It can be tough to keep things in order, but there are a couple of simple solutions that can make cleaning a breeze.
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We like to simplify things with checklists, just to make sure everything gets done. Of course, you’ll want to know which task to tackle, and in what exact order.
So, here it is the step-by-step guide to help speed up your cleaning routine and ensure a thorough clean- every time!
What You’ll Need to Clean
You won’t need too many products to get your kitchen all cleaned up, and we highly recommend the list below.
- Broom and dustpan
- Flat microfiber mop
- All-purpose Vinegar spray
- Microfiber cloths
- Dishwasher detergent
- Dish soap (Myers Preferred)
Yup that’s it, and trust us, it won’t take too long to clean your kitchen you can expect up to 25 minutes if you make this a weekly practice.
So, here it is the step-by-step kitchen cleaning checklist!
1. Clear the Kitchen Counters
First, tackle the counters. Go ahead and clear the counters of anything that doesn’t belong there: cookbook(s), permission slips, straggling mail, etc.
2. Fill the Sink
Next, fill your sink up and get it ready for some scrubbing! Fill the sink with a few squirts of dish soap and hot water. Go ahead and drop those items that need soaking right in the kitchen sink.
3. Empty the Refrigerator
Empty the refrigerator; and throw away anything that has expired! Soak unclean food-storage containers should in the sink. Wipe down the shelves in the fridge with a paper towel, or a rag spritzed with a multipurpose cleaner.
4. Load the Dishwasher
Now that the counters are cleared, and the fridge is emptied, go ahead and load all those dishes. Don’t forget to load the items that were soaking in the sink into the dishwasher. You can also hand wash them if you’d like, just don’t drain the sink quite yet.
5. Dust the High Zones
Brush away debris and dirt onto the floor with a microfiber towel, and sweep it off later. Start from the sink area to other regions around the room; cleaning light fixtures, top corners, and cabinet tops. And don’t forget about the top of the refrigerator or any other hard to reach areas.
6. Clean Hanging Objects
Wipe down the upper cabinets, and anything else hanging on the kitchen walls (including a mounted microwave). The interior of the microwave should be wiped or sprayed with a multipurpose cleaner. Leave for two minutes. Wipe down the exterior areas with a damp, soapy soft cloth. Use diluted white vinegar for stainless steel surfaces. Use a fresh damp cloth to wipe the backsplash (if any), and clean the pulls of every cabinet in the kitchen space.
7. Go Back to the Microwave
The two minutes should be up by now. Wipe off the solution you sprayed in the interior of the microwave. Use a dry cloth to wipe off the solution.
8. Spray the Stovetop
The stovetop should be sprayed with a multipurpose cleaner and let it sit for a couple of minutes. Feel free to add powdered scrub for stubborn stains.
9. Clean the Stovetop With a Dry Cloth
Make sure you use a new microfiber cloth to clean other appliances in the kitchen and avoid spreading greasy stains.
10. Scrub the Kitchen Countertops
With a small cloth, wipe away debris in a circular motion. Ensure you use a cleaning solution suitable for your surface.
11. Clean the Doors of Your Refrigerator
Also, don’t forget the lower cabinets. Use a damp soapy cloth to clean these areas.
12. Drain the Kitchen Sink
Start by rinsing it with hot water. The mild abrasive cleaner should be used to buff the basin. Don’t forget to wipe the handles and faucet of the sink.
13. Empty the Trash Can.
Clean the inside of the trash can and its top cover with a cleaning wipe before substituting the bag.
14. Sweep the Kitchen Floor
Pull out kitchen appliances and reach into places where crumbs could be hiding. Start from the farthest corner of the kitchen and proceed to the center, then everywhere.
15. One Last Step
Spray some multipurpose cleaner on your kitchen floors and mop with a flat microfiber mop head for a quick shine!
A Relaxing Clean
Finally, you’re done! Park yourself on the sofa and get your rest after a nice bath.
We, at Maid Bright, understand that everyone has different schedules. It can be so challenging to find time throughout your day to clean.