Get Your Kitchen Clean

by Karen Bates
(last updated September 19, 2011)

Your kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your house. This is the place where you prepare meals, work on various projects, and hang out with friends and family. For some, the kitchen is the center of activity for the family, and so it is important that this area is kept clean and organized at all times.

A dirty, disorganized kitchen can be a nightmare, especially when you need to cook something but can't find what you need when you need it. It is also important to keep the surfaces in the kitchen sanitary to prevent the spread of germs. Daily kitchen cleaning can stop messes from getting out of control, and maintains a safe, clean environment for you and your family.

If you feel overwhelmed at the thought of cleaning your entire kitchen in one go, consider taking a little time each day to clean a part of the kitchen. This will make a big job much more manageable for you, and will let you focus time and energy on deep-cleaning each part of the kitchen.

Once your kitchen is basically clean, you can keep up a neat and organized appearance by doing quick chores in the kitchen daily to maintain cleanliness. Use these ideas to get each part of your kitchen clean quickly:

  • Start by throwing away any garbage from kitchen surfaces, and organizing any other objects that may be present. By reducing clutter around the kitchen, you will make the whole area appear cleaner and more open.
  • Wipe counters, sink, table, and the oven range with a rag dampened with a little all-purpose cleaner. You can try a more natural approach by using a solution of equal parts water and vinegar.
  • Check the refrigerator every week or so to find any spoiled food, and check expiration dates. Wipe up any spills that may have occurred. Keep things fresh by leaving an open box of baking soda in the fridge to absorb odors.
  • Run the sink disposal often to break up debris that goes down the drain. You can give the disposal a pleasant, fresh scent by grinding lemon or orange peels every once in a while.
  • Sweep the floor daily or as needed. Don't forget to mop the floor regularly as well. This ensures that dirt doesn't get a chance to build up.
  • Make messes in the microwave easier to clean by heating a bowl of water inside until it boils. Remove the water, then clean with a damp cloth and some cleaner. The boiling water releases steam that loosens stuck-on stains and spills.

Spending a few minutes a day maintaining the kitchen's cleanliness can prevent bigger messes from developing and makes your job easier.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

MORE FROM KAREN

Perfectly Smooth Legs Quick and Easy

Sometimes it can seem time-consuming and annoying to keep your legs smooth. By trying a few simple things, you can make ...

Discover More

Choosing a Location for a Fire Pit

Fire pits are great for outdoor entertaining and cooking. Be sure that you pick the best location for the pit to avoid ...

Discover More

Italian Lighting

Each room needs the right kind of lighting. Try Italian lighting options to add to the beauty of an area.

Discover More

The Power of Microfiber! Zwipes Microfiber Cleaning Cloths will become your favorite tool for every cleaning task. This 36-cloth package is perfect for hundreds of uses in the garage, kitchen, bathroom, laundry, and all around the house. Each cloth is tough, streak-free, lint-free, reusable, and washable. Check out Microfiber Cleaning Cloths today!

More Cleaning Tips

Caring for Copper Kitchen Sinks

Do you have a copper kitchen sink in your home? If so, then hopefully you know the proper way to care for it. Otherwise, you ...

Discover More

Clean and Deodorize Your Wood Cutting Board

Wood cutting boards, especially those used for meat, can build up bacteria and stains quickly. Lemon juice is a huge help in ...

Discover More

Cleaning Vegetable Steamers

Vegetable steamers are a great appliance and cooking tool to have around, at least that is until it is time to clean them. ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

View most recent newsletter.

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is 4 + 1?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)


Newest Tips
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)

View the most recent newsletter.