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Let’s face it; we’ve been stuck inside the house for months now there are more dishes, more laundry, and more dirt. Everywhere! Nobody likes cluttered cabinets, dusty cupboards and refrigerator tops, or an oven that smokes every time you bake something. And home during a pandemic just makes these issues even more glaring.
Your kitchen is a room which especially needs intense cleaning once in a while. So, now is the time to get serious about cleaning your kitchen. Follow these EIGHT helpful, step-by-step instructions from our friends at NW Maids Cleaning Service to truly deep clean your kitchen.
Note: You would need at least 90 minutes of your time and a bunch of helpful supplies in order to get started. Here’s a helpful list of needed supplies:
- Bucket with handle
- Cleaning cloths
- Dust mop
- All-purpose cleaner
- Oven cleaner
1st Step – Clean the Clutter
First thing you need to do when deep-cleaning is discard all the clutter. Throw away old expired goods, get rid of things you don’t use, and wash all the dirty dishes. Next, remove light fixtures and gently wash and dry them before replacing. This will provide ample room and the best lighting to do the intense cleaning coming next.
2nd Step – Clean the Walls
Dust every corner and wall of your kitchen. Use a dust mop with a long handle to reach the high places in your kitchen and ceiling. Spot-wash areas with grease and excessive dust.
3rd Step – Clean the Ceiling Fan
Once you are done cleaning the walls, it’s time to clean the ceiling fan. Make sure to not use any harsh chemicals, just use a mild cleaner. Go easy on your fan and do not vigorously rub it; instead, use a sponge or nonabrasive cloth.
4th Step – Wash Curtains and Blinds and Clean Your Windows
Dirty curtains and drapes will not look good with your spotlessly cleaned kitchen. Either machine wash your curtains and drapes or get them dry cleaned. If you are unsure how to clean them, follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Wipe down and dust the blinds with a blind cleaning tool, or a damp cloth, layer by layer.
Next, clean your windows from inside and outside and vacuum the windowsill and edges.
5th Step – Reorganize Your Cabinets
To really deep clean your kitchen cabinets, take out all items and use a damp cloth or light spray cleaner to clean the inside and outside of each cabinet. Wipe down and clean out all the drawers. Then, as you put things back, rearrange items as needed, and make sure to discard anything expired or no longer in use.
6th Step – Clean the Oven and Refrigerator
Apply oven cleaner and leave it to work its magic. In the meantime, can clean your refrigerator. Similar to cabinets, take everything out and wipe down all surfaces before replacing items and reorganizing. Throw away bad food.
7th Step – Clean the Stove and Countertops
Next, clean your stovetop by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Take off the knobs, burners, burners covers, and spill-catchers first for extra spotless cleaning. Remove everything from the counters and deeply wipe all surfaces, paying close attention to the corners and tops of the backsplash.
8th Step – Floors
Last and final before you admire your gleaming kitchen, sweep and mops the floors.