Kitchen + Dining
How to Deep Clean Your Kitchen
Confession time! Life with a toddler, a full time job and a life can be crazy – especially around the holidays. So my kitchen cleaning sometimes gets away from me. The truth is, my kitchen often looks like this:
Despite being a home blogger, my kitchen is often NOT ready for its close up. So when it gets really bad, I kick Daddy and baby out of the house and roll up my sleeves. Out comes the cleaning arsenal (galvanized bucket optional but highly recommended!) for a serious deep clean.
I start by putting everything away. Having a place for everything behind closed doors is so important when you have a small kitchen. Moving on I vacuum everything that doesn’t move with a handheld vac. Getting all of the crumbs and dust out of the way keeps from moving the same old dirt around.
Next up I tackle whatever areas need the most attention – in today’s case the stove top and the sink where especially sad looking after the previous night’s dinner of homemade tomato sauce and pasta.
Since I have a toddler, I try to avoid using chemicals as much as possible so I really love the handheld steamer attachment in the 2 in 1 steam mop. Using it, I loosen as much grime as possible, do a little scrubbing and finish up with a final steam for disinfecting purposes before buffing with a dry cloth.
Once the problem areas were tackled, I finish with a final top to bottom wipe down of all the cabinets and appliances. A little special attention is paid to the reflective surfaces like glass knobs and nickel hardware for shine.
Completely optional but I like to finish up with some fresh fruit, clean dishtowels and a little life in the form of a plant or flowers. If there is a time a cup of coffee and a 5 minute break to take it in is perfect right about then. Now if it would just stay this way forever!