The kitchen is the busiest room in the house, which means it’s often the messiest and dirtiest! Staying on top of the kitchen cleaning only requires a few minutes a day and saves you from hours of work down the road. With just a little organization and a few quick tips for cleaning, you can keep your kitchen in sparkling condition all the time!
Quick & Easy Kitchen Cleaning 1 of 8
Keeping your kitchen clean and shiny doesn't have to take a lot of time and effort!
Make a Cleaning Plan 2 of 8
Get organized by making a cleaning plan. Put together a list of the daily, weekly and monthly tasks to keep your kitchen in tip-top shape. Daily tasks could include wiping down counters, backsplash, stovetop and sink, and sweeping. Weekly tasks could include quick mopping floors and wiping underneath appliances. Monthly tasks could include a good floor scrub, cleaning the inside of the garbage can, and cleaning out the toaster oven and microwave.
Clean Counters Naturally 3 of 8
It's easy to keep your counters clean and disinfected, and you don't even need to use chemicals! Put a solution of 50/50 water and vinegar in a spray bottle and keep it handy. Wipe down the counters each night after dinner to get things shiny clean and kill germs at the same time.
Happy Kitchen Drain 4 of 8
Once a week, pour some vinegar and baking soda down your drain, let it sit for 5 minutes, then run hot water and the disposal. Quick and easy and keeps your drain clean and smell-free! Also, if you ever have orange or lemon peels to throw away, throw them in the disposal instead!
Easy Microwave Cleaning 5 of 8
Microwave coated in food and grime? It's easy to wipe that gunk away! Fill a microwave-safe bowl with water, add 1 tablespoon of vinegar, then run microwave on high with the bowl inside for 3-5 minutes. Grab a papertowel or dish towel and easily wipe away the dirt!
Hands-Off Sink Cleaning 6 of 8
Whenever you feel like your sink is getting a little funky, fill it with hot water and 1 cup of lemon juice. (You can use bleach if you like, but lemon juice is more natural and smells nicer!). Let the hot water sit for one hour, drain, then scrub down the sink for a few minutes with Bon Ami cleaner.
Baking Soda: Magical Grease Fighter! 7 of 8
Have something greasy that just won't scrub clean? Grab the box of baking soda and a scrubby sponge and get scrubbing! Works great on pans with cooked on grease or burners that need a little love.
Quickly Clean Stove Burners and Drip Pans 8 of 8
Regularly wiping down your stovetop and drips pans goes a long way to keeping them clean, but if you cook a lot, sometimes it's hard to stay on top of it! If you find yourself with especially dirty burners, it's simple to get them clean. Place your stovetop burner or drip pan in a sealable plastic bag then pour ¼ cup ammonia into the bag over the sink. Seal the bag and let sit for 1 hour (or a couple hours if burner is especially dirty). Open bag over the sink, away from your face, while wearing gloves. Pour ammonia down the drain then rinse and dispose of bag. Wipe down burner with a sponge and rinse with water. Voila!