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A Guide to Deep Cleaning the Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart and soul of a home, so it’s only logical that it requires some extra TLC. Between meal preparation, snacks after practice, and one too many coffee refills, there’s a lot of traffic (and dishes!) to keep up with.

Everyone knows the kitchen requires daily upkeep to keep things functioning, but it should also be deep cleaned every couple of weeks. A thorough clean that goes beyond simply wiping counters can feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve got the perfect game plan.

Follow these steps:

  1. Clear the clutter. This is often the most intimidating part: get everything off all your surfaces. This is a crucial step in ensuring that you’re getting to every nook and cranny.

  2. Start from top to bottom. As a general cleaning rule- applicable to every room- it’s wise to start at the top. Dust and particles will fall from high surfaces, and you’ll end with cleaning the floors. Wipe the top cabinet doors and handles. Then wipe high corners, light fixtures, and the top of the refrigerator.

  3. Clean small appliances like toasters and coffee makers.

  4. Next, wipe down the counters, remembering to get into the corners.

  5. Deep clean the sink and add a refreshing citrus peel to the garbage disposal for a nice, fresh scent.

  6. With appropriate cleaners, scrub the exterior of your oven and stove.

  7. Wipe the lower cabinets and handles.

  8. Empty your refrigerator and wipe each shelf clean. Replace your carton of baking soda, if necessary. Throw away expired food and the leftovers your family has ignored.

  9. Now that the refrigerator is clean, it’s a great time to take out the trash and replace the bag.

  10. Conclude by cleaning the floors. Use a dry duster or broom, making sure to attend to the baseboards and other tricky areas. Then, steam clean or mop, beginning from the corner farthest from the entrance.

As the last step, create a sign that says “do not enter” as a warning to your family to keep the area spotless. An even better plan is to schedule a recurring cleaning with The Dream Cleaning Team!

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