A clean kitchen is a safe place to prepare meals for the entire family. In today’s blog, we are going to share with you kitchen cleaning hacks, quick fixes, and more – all in the effort to transform your kitchen from good to fantastic. Are you ready? Let’s start!
Organize and de-clutter
The first rule of an immaculate kitchen is putting everything in its place. Before this can happen, though, you need to have a place for all the things in your kitchen first. The simple story is that people have a lot of cupboards, shelves, and drawers in the kitchen, but there is no real organization, no real place for each of the tools. This has to change.
Not only are you bogging down the prepping and cooking process by not having a home for your tools, but you also risk having a lot of junk accumulated over the years because you’re just dumping new stuff in the drawers and forgetting about most of them.
So the first thing you have to do is to explore all your drawers and cabinets and check what can be disposed of. More than half of the time, getting organized also means removing old stuff that you no longer find useful.
Trimming down the clutter means you will be able to find what you need quickly, and it is no longer a chore to cook because everything you need to prep and cook is right where you left them.
Map the mess in your kitchen
Kitchens often have many hotspots where mess and clutter tend to accumulate. There are also so-called “blind spots” that are underused where dirt and grime can quickly spread. Identify these messy places in your kitchen and clean them thoroughly.
After cleaning, make sure that these areas are either cleared out or used more often, so you become more mindful of these spaces. When you use a field more often, that area has a higher chance of being cleaned than if you are underusing them. Underuse usually translates to abandonment, so let’s avoid that from now on.
Reorganize and restructure
If your kitchen has begun to feel cramped and unsatisfactory, perhaps it’s time for a little kitchen remodeling. Over the years, our needs change, and so do our use for the spaces in the house, including the kitchen. The kitchen is one of the most used areas in the home, and it must provide adequate spaces for all your cooking needs. New drawers, an expanded counter – think of what would make your kitchen more efficient and less cramped.
The more effectively you use a space, the less clutter there will be in the long term, and the cleaner your kitchen would be.
Try it, and you will be glad that you modified your kitchen. List down the things that trouble you in this space and make small adjustments in the beginning, until you get the creative juice to make more significant changes. We’re sure there is a DIY genius inside of you!
Quick Kitchen Hacks
- Use chemical cleaners independently. At most, you can only mix water with chemical cleaners, not other chemicals. Doing so may result in the creation of harmful gases and dangerous chemicals that can harm you. Combinations like bleach and ammonia are especially vulnerable, so avoid these combos at all costs.
- Disinfect sponges and similar cleaning implements. Apart from cleaning with soap and warm water, use bleach to disinfect them so you will not end up spreading germs and other unwanted pathogens in your kitchen.
- Cleaning the inside of your microwave oven is necessary if you want to maintain a minimum of hygiene when using the device. We recommend a cleaning solution made of freshwater, a cup of white vinegar, two tablespoons of baking soda, and freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Use this solution to wipe down all the inner surfaces of your microwave oven. The answer will also help eliminate odors, which are common when you are using your microwave oven for reheating and cooking food.
- Are you struggling with a drain that just won’t drain properly? You may have a minor clog in progress. To move clogs, so they don’t wholly solidify, combine one cup of white vinegar and half a cup of baking soda.
Pour the solution into your sink and allow it to foam for several minutes. Prepare a gallon of hot water and pour the boiling water into the pan afterward. The baking soda and vinegar solution will loosen sediments and solidified oils if any, and the hot water will help push these blocks down the piping system.
- Fresh slices of lemon and baking soda can be used to freshen up the garbage disposal chute. Odors can rise from the garbage disposal at times, and you must know how to controls these odors so the kitchen doesn’t smell off.
- Use an oven cleaning spray to remove stains and other messes inside the oven. Clean the trays and remember to scrape off any hardened or burned food particles from the different levels of the oven, too.
- Glass cooktops require a bit more care when cleaning. You can’t use anything that can be abrasive, because you run the risk of damaging the surface of the glass. We recommend using glass-safe cleaners and soaking hardened stains instead so that you can preserve the glass.
- Mineral deposits or stains around the faucet and the sink can be removed easily when you scrape or brush the affected spots with white vinegar or apple cider vinegar.
- Create cleaning solutions at home when you have the ingredients. Ingredients like baking soda, cream of tartar, lime juice, lemon juice, water, and dish soap will all go a long way in maintaining the cleanliness of your home.
Did you know that you can even use white vinegar mixed with water to clean your floor? Use a mop to spread the solution – the vinegar will take care of any nasty odors and will also help disinfect your kitchen floor.