The kitchen is the heart of the home for many reasons: The kitchen is where kids gather around the table to do homework while Mom prepares dinner. It’s where lovers play around when they cook together. The kitchen window is the look-out to keep an eye on the kids as they play in the backyard. The kitchen is the most vibrant and active place in your home and for that reason it should also be the most maintained hygienic space.
You will need basic cleaning supplies before you start with your deep clean:
- Oven cleaner
- Anti-bacterial cleaner for the fridge and food cupboards
- Floor cleaner
- Disinfectant spray
- Wood or metal polish
- Sponge scourers
- Paper towels
- Rubber gloves to protect your hands
Cleaning the kitchen is not your run of the mill job. You need to be fully prepared with a cupboard full of the right cleaning supplies and products. While you clean, you may as well declutter those kitchen cabinets as you go along.
Disinfect all surfaces
Get a good disinfectant and wipe off all the surfaces in the kitchen. Be sure to spray the disinfectant agent in and around your garbage bin too when you replace the bin liners. The kitchen bin carries a lot of bacteria and it will do you well to properly clean it. Pre-disinfect your Elba gas stove top before you use a degreaser to scrub away the grime. You may also lightly spritz the microwave, the counter, even the cutting boards and door handles.
Use an appropriate cleaner on your cupboard doors, as some chemicals may be too harsh on them, especially if you have solid wood doors. Other than that you may use a bowl of warm, soapy water and a cloth to work away the dust and micro-dirt.
Cleaning the sink
The inside of the sink may need to be cleaned with a powdered cleanser or spray degreaser. The sink holds many bacteria after doing dishes so use a toothbrush to rout out dirt around sink rims and drains. After scrubbing, rinse the sink with clean water, and lastly use a detergent to clean the fixtures and the sink apron. Wipe dry with a clean cloth.
Shine up the handlebars
When your cupboard handles or knobs look a bit greasy, remove them and soak in a bowl of warm water before wiping them off. Give them a good polish with wood or metal polisher to get them looking brand new. Brightening up your kitchen opens the door to inspiration followed by the ease of knowing you have a bacteria-free kitchen.