Cleaning is a necessary evil. Especially cleaning the kitchen. After all the kitchen is usually one of the most-used living areas in a home. This task can be both time and energy consuming. Particularly when it comes to the few kitchen trouble spots.
Take the sink for example. It is without a doubt one of the most used things in the kitchen, but how often do we clean it? Making it a habit to wash your kitchen sink after every dishwashing is both good for the kitchen and for you. And it isn't very hard to do, you just need some soap and warm water and you're good to go. This way dishes won't get more greasy or gunky, if you leave them in the sink for a bit with the intention of washing them later.
The same goes for the dishwasher. It is good to fully clean it at least once a month. The easiest way to do so is to put some cleaner in it and run it on a long cycle with nothing in it. Fast and easy.
Cleaning the refrigerator or the freezer is also something that has to be done often but is quite time consuming. And while the refrigerator might take about 30 minutes to be cleaned, the freezer will take at least twice as much seeing how it needs to defrost as well. First, you have to unplug the appliances. Then while the freezer is defrosting you can start cleaning the fridge. Take everything out of it and see which food has expired. Throw it out and then group the remaining items together so it will be easier for you when you put everything back. Put the contents of both the refrigerator and the freezer in a cooler. Next you should clean the inside of the fridge, preferably with a cleaner, make sure you wipe everything. If the shelves and drawers can be taken out, FastHomeCleaners Streatham advises to do so and wash them. After you've rinsed and dried the refrigerator you can start putting everything back in it. By that time the freezer should be ready for cleaning, if there is still some ice left left just chip it away with a plastic spatula. From then on the cleaning is almost the same as with the refrigerator.
Another part of the kitchen that is considered a trouble spot are the cabinets. They can quite quickly become coated in a layer of dirt and grease from the constant cooking. But the good news is that they are fairly easy to clean. Usually all it takes is just a mixture of water and some detergent and a good scrub. But be careful, you have to take into consideration the type of cabinets before you start cleaning them. Wouldn't want to ruin your beautiful wooden cabinets with a detergent not made for wood, now would we? Keeping in mind the surface not only goes for the cabinets in the kitchen but for the countertops as well. A countertop can be made from a lot of different materials, such as granite, acrylic, laminate and so on. The main idea is that they are sturdy but easy to clean as well. So the same method can be used like the one for cleaning kitchen cabinets. Just make sure you use non toxic detergents while cleaning them.
Hi, I’m Jordan – a work at home mom with 3 super fun little boys and a rising country star hubby. I love entertaining guests and want to help you make entertaining easy!