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12 Steps To A Truly Clean Kitchen Fast

Posted by Josh Kennedy

Sep 8, 2016 8:00:00 AM

How can you get a sparkling clean kitchen without spending all day working on it?  We’ve got the roadmap you need!

  1. Clear out the clutter.  Any item that does not belong in the kitchen should be returned to where it does belong.  Toss out any trash you see and clear out any stacks of mail, toys, and half-finished homework.  

  2. Clear all countertops.  Any small appliances that you keep on the countertops can be temporarily placed on the floor or otherwise out of the way.  Don’t worry if crumbs and bits of paper fall to the floor - you’ll get to those later.

  3. Fill the sink.  Fill the sink with hot water and a few squirts of dish detergent.  Drop in anything that needs to soak, including any dishes left from the meal before, the turntable from inside the microwave, and even the drying rack for your dishes.

  4. Dust.  Starting along the top of the fridge and along the top cabinets, wipe the dust off of everything using a clean cloth or a duster.  PRO TIP: While you’re up there, wipe down the faces of those upper cabinets with a damp towel, and spritz those upper windows with glass cleaner and give them a quick wipe.  Work your way down, dusting and wiping down the faces of cabinets,

  5. Spray down appliances. Spray the stovetop and the inside of the microwave.  (Make sure your cleaning solutions are safe for the surfaces.)  Wipe them down with a clean cloth.  If any stubborn spots or spills are lingering, try a gentle abrasive cleaner, or use a non-scratch sponge.    

  6. Empty the refrigerator.  Throw out old food and partially drunk soda cans and juice boxes.  If you see any spills or crumbs on the shelves, give them a quick wipe.

  7. Empty the trash.  Now that the trash is full of the old, discarded food, take it out, along with the recycling.  Wipe down the inside of the trashcan with a cleaning wipe, and put on a new liner.

  8. Load the dishwasher and start it.  Everything that has been soaking in the sink - including the microwave turntable - can get transferred to the dishwasher.  When everything is loaded, start a cleaning cycle.

  9. Scrub the countertops and sink.  Spray the countertops and the inside of the sink.  Scrub the countertops with a sponge, making small, circular motions, and using a cleaning solution formulated for the type of countertop you have.  Attack the sink with the same method.

  10. Final wipedown.  Wipe the doors and handles of the fridge, the knobs and pulls for each cabinet and drawer, and this.  Use a cleaning wipe or a clean towel doused with your sanitizing cleaning solution of choice.  Wipe down each small appliance before returning it to its place on the counter.  

  11. Sweep. Go over the floor with a broom or dry duster.  Sweep up all those crumbs that you brushed off the higher surfaces as you cleaned them, and don’t forget to get under the cabinets and pull out large appliances as you go.  Give the baseboards a quick wipe, if needed.   

  12. Mop.  Follow with the mop, starting in the farthest corner of the room and cleaning your way out.  

Screen_Shot_2016-09-07_at_1.18.40_PM.pngNow step back and admire your kitchen!  Your hard work will always pay off, because nothing beats a truly clean kitchen.  Want to make your life even easier, and your kitchen even cleaner?  Find the best maid service in the neighborhood and call on their team of trained professional house cleaners.  The best professional housekeeping service Jacksonville FL homeowners love and trust is First Coast Home Pros.  Cleaning is our passion, and house cleaning is our specialty - just ask the hundreds of clients throughout downtown Jacksonville, Mandarin, Riverside, Ponte Vedra Beach and all along the beaches.  We’ll make your kitchen - and the rest of your home - truly, sparkling clean.

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