There are some jobs you can’t avoid. However, if you’ve ever had to scrub a sink, pick up your socks from under the fridge, or put away dishes when you were tired, you know it’s not exactly fun. Whether redoing the plumbing services (for better flow in the sink) or installing the latest gadgets, everyone has an opinion on keeping a kitchen spotless. Here are our top tips for you.
Keep the Tile Grout Clean
The grout between your tiles gives your kitchen its unique style, and it’s also where dirt, grease, and other gunk can build up over time. If you let this happen, your tiles will start to look dingy and worn out – not to mention that it can detract from that clean, modern look you’re going for. So what should you do? Here are some tips:
- Use a damp mop or sponge to clean the grout, and make sure you use only warm water. Cold water will make the grout feel cool against your hands and leave it feeling slimy.
- Use a scrub brush on areas with nasty stains or buildup (like in corners).
- If residue remains left over after scrubbing, use a toothbrush on those hard-to-reach spots. You may need to do this several times before seeing results. Keep at it till everything looks shiny and new again!
Disinfect the Floor
The floor is where a lot of food and dirt ends up, so keeping it clean is vital for your health. You can use a floor cleaner or a disinfectant to clean the floor. The best choice depends on what type of surface you want to clean. If you want to remove grease, dirt, or other stains on tile, use a tile cleaner. If you want to remove grease from laminate or vinyl floors, use a laminate floor cleaner.
Keep the Countertops Clean
The countertops are the most critical part of your kitchen. They’re where you prep, cook, and store your food. The more you care for them, the better your kitchen will look. Here’s how to keep them clean:
- Wipe down food spills with a damp cloth as soon as possible.
- Use a sponge to wipe away soap scum before it hardens into a film that can’t be removed easily.
- Wash all dishes in hot soapy water after each use and rinse them immediately with cold water to prevent bacteria growth on dishes or utensils.
- Dry utensils off immediately after use and store them in separate dish racks or containers, so they don’t get rusty while they dry out between uses!
Keep the Kitchen Sink Clutter Free
If your kitchen sink is cluttered, you’re probably doing a lot of work to keep it clean. Though, if you want to ensure that you don’t end up doing more work than necessary, keeping the clutter at bay is essential. Here are some easy ways to keep your kitchen sink clutter-free:
- Clear out all food scraps and trash that may have fallen into your sink. This will help prevent any odors from building up and make it easier for you to clean later.
- Make sure that any washed dishes or utensils are kept away from the sink.
- Make sure to rinse your utensils after each use, and don’t wait for the dishes to be washed.
Keeping your kitchen spotless shouldn’t be hard if you don’t wait until the last minute to clean. You can always find time (at least a bit of time) to wipe down the counters and scrub a few dishes. Just be prepared and do a few small things. Leave the sponge to dry after each use, start washing dishes as soon as you use them, and so on. Once it becomes a habit, keeping your kitchen clean should be easy work.