How To Clean Your Kitchen And Keep It That Way

A clean kitchen looks and feels great. Unfortunately, it isn’t always easy to get it that way or to keep it so. The kitchen is one of the most-used rooms in the house, making it challenging to keep it neat and tidy. 

To help you achieve the clean kitchen you desire, follow the easy cleaning tips and tricks below. 

Stick To A Regular Cleaning Schedule

Many people dread cleaning the kitchen because the task never seems to end. Setting up a regular cleaning schedule can help you maintain a clean kitchen without having to spend hours scrubbing and disinfecting every surface. 

If you can’t commit to a regular cleaning schedule, consider hiring a cleaning service to do a deep clean once a week. In between, you can spot clean and keep the dishes up for a relatively clean kitchen all the time. 

Declutter and Organize

Kitchens often lack enough storage space, which is a good argument for getting rid of the dishes, cookware, and appliances you no longer need or use. Decluttering your kitchen gives you more space to store what you do keep so the room looks neat. 

If you still don’t have enough storage for your things after getting rid of the unnecessary items, consider adding more storage solutions like shelving or extra cabinets, so your countertops stay clear and there’s a place for everything. 

Clean Your Dishwasher

While it sounds counterintuitive, you must clean your dishwasher from time to time, especially if you smell funky odors coming from it. Simply sprinkle some baking soda in the bottom of the unit and run a full wash cycle. The baking soda will loosen grime and neutralize odors, which will leave your dishwasher fresh, clean, and working better. 

Easily Clean Your Blender

Blenders are notoriously hard to clean, but if you tackle the chore immediately after using it, you’ll find it much easier to clean this appliance. 

Add a few drops of dish soap to the pitcher followed by warm water until half full. Commence blending for a couple of minutes to remove any caked-on gunk around and under the blades. Rinse. 

Disinfect Sponges

Sponges are breeding grounds for bacteria and odor, but if you disinfect them once or twice a week, you can get more life out of them. Simply pop your kitchen sponges in the microwave for a minute or two to kill germs and get rid of odors. 

Wash The Windows

Kitchen windows are hard to clean because they usually have a greasy film from cooking. Break through this film and get a clear, streak-free finish by creating a 1:1 mixture of white vinegar and warm water. For extra grimy windows, add a few drops of dish soap to the solution. Spray on or wipe the windows clean, following up with a dry microfiber cloth to remove streaks. 

To clean your kitchen and keep it that way, follow the tips above.