In anything you choose to do, it pays to know the basics. But what’s even more helpful is having a step-by-step guide to ensure that you’re doing things the right way. This applies in particular to kitchen cleaning because there are so many components and objects around that it’s difficult to know where to start! All you need is some guidance to make your kitchen cleaning smooth sailing and successful! Read some basic and helpful tips for the top to bottom cleaning for the kitchen.
Steps for a Thorough Top to Bottom Kitchen Cleaning
Step One: De-clutter Counters
Kitchen counters tend to get cluttered far too easily. What’s worse, you often find items lying around that shouldn’t be in your kitchen, to begin with! Therefore, we suggest you start by clearing your kitchen counters (and throwing away unwanted items while you’re at it). Cleaning, on the other hand, can wait till later as you will need to use the counters during other parts of your kitchen cleaning.
Step Two: Clean Cabinet Tops
Starting at the top is a must because the kitchen floor is the last thing you need to clean. Hence, all the dirt and dust must be knocked off from the top of your fridge, cabinets, and shelves first, before cleaning lower placed components of the kitchen.
Step Three: Spray Stovetops
Wipe up any dust and debris from your gas stove and spray the stovetop with an all-purpose cleaner. Be generous with your chosen cleaner and leave it to sit while you move on to the next step. This will help make the cleaning process much more effortless later.
Step Four: Surface Cleaning
This is the perfect time to start cleaning surfaces and exteriors around your kitchen including your cabinet doors, countertops, light fixtures, microwave, oven, refrigerator and other kitchen appliances. An all-purpose cleaner works well for all of the above.
Step Five: Clean Stovetop
If it’s been more than fifteen minutes since you sprayed your stovetop with an all-purpose cleaner, now would be a good time to finish off the cleaning. Dampen a sponge with warm water and begin scrubbing your stovetop clean. Use a dry cloth to soak up any moisture and finish off by pouring a little vinegar onto a clean kitchen cloth and wipe the entire surface of your stove. This helps to clean and buff the stovetop further!
Step Six: Wash the Sink
Using liquid detergent and a mildly abrasive scrubber, clean your sink thoroughly by giving it a good scrubbing. Wash off the soapiness with water and voila! Your sink is squeaky clean!
Step Seven: Clean Floors
Finally, you’ve come to the last part of your kitchen cleaning; the floors. First, sweep your kitchen floors thoroughly to pick up all the dirt, dust and debris collected on them. By now, your floors will probably be more stained and soiled than usual; hence, mopping with warm-hot water is a good idea. Simply make an easy cleaning solution for your chosen floor cleaner and mildly hot water in a bucket and mop stains away with ease!