The kitchen is often the most important room in the home, the place where meals are prepared, kids congregate to do homework, and family and friends gather for dinner. For these reasons, you want your kitchen to always look clean and inviting. You will find below 5 tips on how to clean your kitchen in 20 minutes!
Although most kitchens tend to be busy, high-traffic areas, it is possible to have a clean, sparkling kitchen. You first need to organize and get rid of clutter. Clear the countertops of unnecessary and rarely used items. Organize your drawers and cabinets. Designate a place for everything and always return items that you aren’t using.
Once your kitchen is organized, it will be much easier to maintain and keep clean, especially if you follow these quick, easy tips. By setting aside 20 minutes for kitchen cleaning every day or two, your kitchen should look fantastic.
How To Clean Your Kitchen In 20 Minutes
1. Always keep a good supply of cleaning products in your kitchen.
Have a spray bottle filled with an all-purpose cleaner handy for quickie cleanups. Also have plenty of sponges, paper towels, and an easy-to-use mop and sweeper. If you want to save some money, try making your own cleaning products using basic ingredients such as vinegar, ammonia, and baking soda.
2. Start your 20-minute cleaning with the sink, faucets, and countertops
They are the most frequently used areas in the kitchen and are magnets for attracting bacteria and grunge from dirty hands and food handling, especially raw meats. Use an anti-bacterial cleanser that will help eliminate the bacteria and also leave a nice shine. If your countertops are made of granite or other sensitive materials, always check the manufacturer’s recommendations first because some cleansers may be too harsh.
3. Next, attack the appliances
Spray and wipe all outside surfaces and handles on the stove and refrigerator. Include the backsplash, if you have one. For traditional electric and gas stoves, wipe the burner drip pans to prevent grease and splatter buildup. You can also clean the glass stovetop with these helpful tips. If you have time, check the oven and inside the refrigerator for spills. Wipe off your smaller appliances including the toaster, coffee maker, crock pot, bread maker, and microwave. Also clean out the dishwasher as needed.
4. Check the windows, doors and drawers
A quick spray and wipe should take care of any sticky fingerprints, spills, and splatters. Also give the floor a quick sweeping or mopping and wipe down the table and chairs, especially if you have young children in the house.
5. Accessories and more
Don’t forget to clean accessories, knickknacks, plants, wall hangings, and overhead light fixtures on occasion. If you have area rugs, give them a good shaking out or vacuuming every few days and clean them as needed.
Maintaining a clean and sparkling kitchen does not have to be difficult. You will be amazed at how much cleaning you can get done in 20 minutes. Don’t try to clean everything at once. With routine 20-minute cleanings you should have no problem keeping your kitchen looking fresh, clean, and inviting every day.