Are you ready to put that sparkle and shine back into your kitchen? Here are our top tips on how to maintain a clean space!
1. Cleanse and Clear Your Countertops
Start off by decluttering those countertops. Remove any small appliances, decor and cooking utensils from your surface. After removing everything, give your countertops and backsplash a good deep clean. Wipe away all the dust, crumbs and grime that may have been missed over the past few months from cooking.
If you have quartz countertops, use a soft cloth with mild liquid soap and warm water, or a quartz cleaner. With tougher stains, you may need to use a non-abrasive brush and srub lightly. To remove soap scrum, use a non-acidic scum remover to avoid damaging your countertops. Finish by giving your quartz countertops a good wipe down with a clean damp cloth and towel dry in order to prevent spotting.
For compact surface countertops, you can follow many of the same rules that apply to cleaning quartz countertops. Clean your compact surface countertops with a compact surface cleaner or if you don’t have one use a soft cloth using a mild liquid soap and warm water. If soap scum is an issue, be sure to use a non-acidic soap scum remover. For more difficult stains, use a non-abrasive soft bristled brush and scrub lightly. Always rinse and towel dry to finish up.
Natural stone countertops such as granite and marble you can use a natural stone cleaner to remove most residues or a soft cloth using a mild liquid soap and warm water. For stubborn stains, use a soft non-abrasive bristled brush and scrub lightly to avoid scratching the surface. To remove soap scum, use a non-acidic soap scum remover. Be sure to rinse and towel dry the surface to prevent the countertop from absorbing any leftover liquids.
2. Clean Your Appliances
After cleaning your countertops, you don’t want to ruin all your hard work by putting dirty appliances back on them. Give your small appliances a good wipe down to remove any dirt and dust that may have accumulated over time. Then move to your stove, over and fridge. Give those burners new life and be sure to take out the fridge drawers. It’s time to get off all of that baked-on gunk and remove those stains.
3. Fabulous Floors
Sweeping the floors is a part of many homeowners daily routines but now is a chance to really clean and disinfect. Go the extra step of washing your rugs and be sure to mop! When mopping pay attention to cracks, corners and the grout in your flooring. You’ll feel like you have a brand new kitchen afterward!
4. Reorganize Your Kitchen Drawers
When we are in a rush to clean our kitchen we often resort to dumping everything into the drawers. But over time crumbs and dust accumulate under all those kitchen items that we have tucked away. It’s time to go through them, purge all the junk and give the insides a wipe down. This is also a good time to clean and reorganize any utensil drawer organizers!
5. Let in the Light and Fresh Air
Last but certainly not least, open a few windows to allow fresh air to circulate through your home. Outdoor air can remove any unwanted odors that may be lingering and is also great for your health. Opening up your windows will also let in some natural light which will help show off the beautiful sparkle and shine to your clean kitchen!
Take it step by step, you don’t have to clean it all in a day! Now, get out there, clean and start enjoying your fresh kitchen!