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. ...

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