Things aren’t smooth with an untidy kitchen specially when kitchens are an integral part of your house, you know that you have to be extra vigilant with its maintenance and organization. Kitchen cleanliness can be a tedious task, but with a few kitchen cleaning tips and tricks, you can achieve a healthy, germ-free kitchen.
Below are a few easy-to-do tips that will help you achieve your ultimate kitchen goals:
1. Clean up the stains as soon as you spot them
The first step towards a clean kitchen is to get rid of all the stains and spots. Try to clean the spill as soon as you see them happen. Don’t let them settle there because once they get stinky or sticky, it will then be a bigger task to clean.
2. Trash sorting
This must be included in your kitchen cleaning task. Manage your regular as well as weekly trash. Have a trash bowl on the counter to simply dump your cooking as well as food waste. You can always segregate your trash into different sections and then store and discard them accordingly.
3. Mop the floors regularly
This is the most basic and essential step to a cleaner kitchen. Make sure to sweep your kitchen floors regularly and do not miss out the corners because that’s where you find most of your kitchen grime.
4. Deep clean your refrigerator once every week
Your fridge needs to be as clean as your kitchen. Try to discard all the old and near to expiry food. Deep cleaning your fridge will help you sort your fridge from unwanted, old food and will also give you an idea of the things that you need to add to your grocery list.
5. Maximize the cabinet space.
By increasing your cabinet space, you can maintain and organize your daily essentials without making your kitchen look full or stuffed. Try to find a home for every kitchen essential, create sections, and be creative while organizing. You can also install a pantry for additional storage, this will help you to keep your kitchen clutter-free.
6. Baking soda for sinks and more.
Sink stains can be a pain when your regular conventional cleanser has zero effect on it. Baking soda as a natural cleanser works wonders when it comes to any cleaning. Be it a counter stain, oil stains on a pan or greasy chimney stains, baking soda removes it all.
7. Segregate your kitchen waste.
A kitchen with proper waste segregation is hygenic, smells good and attracts lesser bugs and microbes. Also, your kitchen cleaning task is incomplete without proper waste management. Maintain different containers for dry and wet waste in your kitchen and then segregate the waste accordingly. Dry waste will help you with the recycling and wet waste can be used for compost. You can also use a paper bag for discarding the sanitary waste. Do not forget to clear your trash regularly.
8. Use a Hook for your spoons and utensils.
You can use hooks for your spoons and utensils on a wooden plank or wall to make your kitchen look more spacious and clutter-free. You can easily access them and it also helps your kitchen look cleaner and organized.
9. Grease out the chimney.
The chimney must be cleaned twice or thrice a month for its effective functionality. Clean out the filters with a regular dishwasher or you can mix up baking soda, salt and vinegar. These tips will help you get rid of oil stains.
10. Rinse utensils immediately.
Wash your utensils immediately after using them. The more you pile them up the more you’re going to burden yourself later. If possible try to be minimal with the use. A great tip is to cook one-pot recipes.
Here’s what some of our homeowners have asked us.
How can I keep my small kitchen clean?
The thing with a small kitchen is its lack of space, but with a few basic kitchen cleaning tips, you can easily get a clean and organized kitchen. Don’t overload your counter with tons of appliances and utensils. You don’t want to make your kitchen look stuffed, so try to increase the space by installing extra cabinets or opt for a small pantry. Clean it regularly and make sure you get rid of all the spills and spots. Moreover, you can follow the above-stated tips to clean your kitchen on a regular basis.
Here’s something that we at Würfel like to do in our kitchens to create more space and also keep it clutter-free.
How can I keep my kitchen floor clean?
Floor cleaning depends on a lot of factors, one being the floor type. If you have ceramic flooring, a broom mop or sponge works just fine. With laminate wooden flooring, you can use a broom, soft cloth and water. Sweep your floors regularly and make sure you get rid of trapped dirt.
How can I clean the kitchen exhaust fan?
One of the easiest ways is to mix up ammonia, hot water, and baking soda. Take the blades and put them in the mixture for a while and then scrub them off gently or you can also use a microfiber cloth to get rid of any dust or grease.
How do I remove oil from kitchen walls?
Conventional cleaning soaps won’t help you with the oily kitchen walls. Use vinegar-water solution directly on the wall and wipe it with a sponge or damp cloth or just spray some baking soda mixture on the sponge and wipe the wall.
How can I prevent bacteria from spreading in the kitchen?
Always wash your hands before handling any food. Wash and sanitize work counters and keep your raw meat separate from the other fresh produce. Try to store your raw food in different containers and sanitize the containers using household chlorine bleach with one cup of water after using them. Remove your kitchen garbage every day and try to maintain two trash cans for wet and dry waste.
Which hack would you consider for a cleaner kitchen? Let us know in the comment section below.