Here’s an easy quiz for you: What’s the most popular room in your home?
If you guessed “the bathroom” you wouldn’t be wrong; it is the most frequented room in a home. However, hands-down, the kitchen is the most welcoming, most enticing room in your home. Delicious food preparation, nice conversations, and a general gathering place for family and friends makes it a beloved room.
With that much usage, it creates the need for cleaning. To make the unwanted task of cleaning a little easier, here are some simple maintenance tips that will save you time.
Above the floor
The sink, counter tops, stove, and cabinets get heavy use, and the residue can be sticky and challenging to remove.
The most aggressive cleaning is probably in the sink, where grime can build up that isn’t visible. Use cleanser and a sponge or cloth and clean multiple times, rinsing often. It should squeak when you run your fingers over it.
The other areas should be cleaned with an all-purpose cleanser and wiping it off with soft cloths. A final wiping with a cloth and warm water will remove any cleaning residues. If this is done every day or so, you will never notice a buildup of grime or dirt.
Sweep and mop on a schedule before it looks like it needs it. A regular broom with soft bristles picks up more debris than a dust mop. Hot water and a detergent for the type of flooring you have is recommended, but don’t overdo the concentration as it can leave streaks.
Odds and ends
Something often neglected are the drawers, especially those that hold cooking utensils. Take a look at the drawer that holds your silverware, pull out some forks or spoons, and you will see bits of all kinds of food and debris hiding underneath. Every week, plan on cleaning just one drawer and they will all stay nice and neat.
Cleaning like this will help you get ready for the holidays and have your home clean for the new year.
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