The kitchen is one of the most used spaces in a home, and keeping it in tip-top shape is important not only for its look and beauty, but for health and safety issues as well. Even if you’re not into cooking at home, having a clean, sanitary place to eat makes for a better living space.
While cleaning up spills and messes as they happen is great for keeping a kitchen clean, a good kitchen deep clean is needed to clean areas that aren’t part of a kitchen’s daily use. Deep cleaning anything may seem like a hassle, but with the right plan, even the biggest kitchens can get a good deep clean in a short period of time. The key to deep cleaning your kitchen is to have a good plan of attack, the proper tools and the right cleaners.
Here’s a quick guide to get you deep cleaning your kitchen in no time!
Collect kitchen and non-kitchen items.
Before you start going all-out with surface cleaners and disinfectants, make sure everything is in its right place. Kitchen counters and tables can easily collect random items that don’t belong. If this happens, be sure to set aside all unrelated kitchen items to be returned to their proper places. However, remember that your main task is deep cleaning your kitchen—don’t get distracted with a new set of chores before you finish the kitchen!
Start with an empty sink.
Clean dishes in the sink or put them in the dishwasher. That way, your sink can work for you during the cleaning process by giving you a place to let various appliance parts soak while you continue cleaning.
Work from the top down.
When it comes to where you should start cleaning, start by dusting and cleaning cabinets and slowly move downwards. That way any dust and debris that gets moved around in the process won’t contaminate an already-cleaned area.
Attack the dirtiest spots first.
With larger jobs like deep cleaning appliances, clean the dirtiest items first. With all the elbow grease being used to clean heavily soiled things like stovetops, refrigerators and ovens, make sure to avoid dirtying other nearby items with the potential splashes that may result from your cleaning fury.
Disassemble and sanitize.
For cleaning refrigerators, ovens and microwaves, be sure to really get into the appliances by taking out as much as you can to give a good deep clean. Things like shelves, knobs, trays and shelves should be completely removed (and placed in your sink to soak) to allow you to properly sanitize all surfaces of your appliances.
Scrub your cabinets.
Be sure to be thorough with your cabinets when giving them a deep clean. Wiping the fronts of cabinets may seem enough, but make sure to get all sides and edges. Use an old toothbrush to cut through tough stains and clean cabinet hardware. Don’t forget to clean the insides of shelves and drawers as well! Bona's Cabinet Cleaner easily removes fingerprints and is safe for cabinets and your family.
Leave floors for last.
After everything’s been thoroughly cleaned, use a microfiber mop to clean your floors. Your floors have probably collected extra bits of debris during the deep clean, so leaving it for last is a smart way to ensure that no dirt or dust has escaped your kitchen deep clean. Bona PowerPlus®Hardwood Floor Deep Cleaner has an oxygenated formula that loosens and removes heavy dirt build-up, providing a deep clean for your hardwood floors without the extra effort!
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