Looking at the pile of dishes in the sink, the crumbs on the countertop or the stains on the floor can be quite disheartening, but really, all you need is proper planning in order to get done with kitchen duty in no time at all. The right cleaning products and tools are another necessity, but the most important thing by far is to manage your time properly. This article will offer a quick step-by-step guide to cleaning the kitchen quickly, efficiently and thoroughly in one go, so that you can enjoy the rest of your free time, as well as have a sanitary and pleasant cooking environment at the end.
1. Get all of your products and tools at the ready. This will usually consist of an all-purpose cleaner for the floors, countertops, stovetop and sink, a good oven cleaner for the oven and microwave, dish-washing liquid, wood polish for any wooden countertops or the kitchen table, a mop, a vacuum-cleaner, some micro-fiber cloths and a sponge or a dish brush. Try to find as many environmentally-friendly alternatives on the list as possible.
2. Set aside enough time in the day to finish everything. Separating tasks in more than one day will only make everything more complicated. It is best to set aside one day or even half a day in the week to do this, ideally a Saturday or Sunday (or another, depending on your schedule)
3. Prioritize and begin with the biggest tasks to get them out of the way. If you have a big load of dishes, do that first. If the stovetop is very dirty, spray it with concentrated all-purpose cleaner and leave it for a few minutes to give it a head start. Once you get the biggest tasks out of the way, everything else will seem like a piece of cake.
4. If nothing needs immediate attention, a good approach might be to wash the dishes and sink, then spray the stovetop and leave it for a couple of minutes. The next thing to do while you wait is to clean the microwave and the inside of the oven. After this, any impurities on the stovetop should be dissolved and you can clean them up with a damp sponge. You may need to scrub in some places.
5. If you plan on cleaning out the fridge, now would be the time, before you’ve done the floor and countertops. This may seem like an intimidating task, but there really isn’t that much to it. Simply unplug the refrigerator, take out all the food and throw away anything stale. Then wipe the entire inside of the fridge with a damp cloth and leave it to dry and air out. After about two hours you can put everything back. This is why you need to take some time to do the cleaning. While the actual work isn’t that difficult, there is a lot of waiting involved.
6. The last things to do are wiping the countertops and cleaning the floor (with a hoover and a mop soaked in a solution of all-purpose cleaner and water) in that order. These need to be the last things you do, because you do not want to clean them once and then get then dirty again in the process of cleaning everything else. Article provided by restorationmasterfinder.com.