Kitchen Cleaning Checklist
With the challenges of everyday life, it can be easy to forget about cleaning your kitchen and keeping on top of it. This can result in large build-ups of bacteria, grime and unwanted mess! However, with our easy-to-follow Kitchen Cleaning Checklist, you no longer have to worry. You can keep on top of daily, weekly and monthly cleaning without any stress or hassle.
Daily Kitchen Cleaning Tasks
- Declutter the kitchen counters: A simple but effective step, countertops are the biggest victims of clutter and mess. Have a daily declutter at the end of each day. Remove any items that do not belong on your kitchen surfaces and tidy them away in a safe place.
- Wipe down the sink and kitchen surfaces: It’s important to wipe down your sink and kitchen surfaces daily to keep on top of any bacteria or germs that may be left lingering. We recommend using an antibacterial cleaner to kill any germs initially, then go over the area with a cloth that’s been soaked in hot soapy water.
- Organise the washing up: another simple step that will help you achieve a cleaner, tidier kitchen. Stay on top of putting dishes away so that you don’t have a big build-up of pots cluttering your surfaces.
- Wipe up any spills: Clean up spills as soon as they occur, leaving a spillage may result in stains and the growth of bacteria, not to mention nasty smells.
- Give the floor a quick clean: After completing all of the steps above, give your kitchen a quick sweep to clear up anything that’s fallen onto the floor.
Weekly Kitchen Cleaning List
- Detox the refrigerator: Start with removing any spoilt products, these could quickly spread bacteria, potentially causing other food to become contaminated. Wipe down the insides thoroughly, not forgetting the fridge gulley at the back. Use a cotton bud or toothbrush to clear out any debris but always check your fridge handbook to avoid causing damage. After wiping down the insides, ensure you clean the outside door and handle.
- Wipe down small appliances and cabinets: Once a week give your smaller appliances such as your toaster, kettle or coffee machine a little TLC. Brush away any crumbs and give them a thorough wipe down and clean. To do this you can rinse a clean cloth in hot soapy water.
- Add tea towels and dishcloths to the weekly wash load: Tea towels and dishcloths are known for harbouring bacteria and must be washed at least once a week. After they start to lose their freshness add them to your laundry basket and include them in a weekly wash load.
- Mop the floor: Crumbs and stains should be taken care of during your daily checks. However, it’s important to mop the floor at least once a week. Not only will it completely freshen up the room, it will also kill any bacteria and germs. We suggest using a bucket of scented disinfectant with hot water.
- Remove and replace the bin bag: Keep on top of replacing your bin bag once a week to reduce nasty odours filling the room. Try using extra-strong bags to reduce the risk of them splitting, resulting in food or liquids leaking out into the bin.
Monthly Kitchen Cleaning Checklist
- Deep clean cabinets, drawers and dividers: Remove all products from your cabinets, drawers and dividers so that you can reach fully inside, give them a thorough clean, removing any built-up crumbs and potential bacteria.
- Dust the fridge and tops of cabinets: Dust can get stuck on top of your cabinets. Once a month give them a good dusting and any other areas you can spot that may contain dust.
- Deep clean the dishwasher: Over time, grease, grime and bacteria can build up in your dishwasher. A deep clean once a month will eliminate this completely. We suggest using vinegar to wash away all of the unwanted built-up residue. Using a dishwasher-safe cup, fill it with vinegar, place it on the top rack and run a wash cycle.
- Deep clean your bin: Once a month it’s important to deep clean your bin to reduce odours and stop the growth of any harmful bacteria. Empty the bin completely, spray with disinfectant and give it a good scrub. Rinse out the bin and leave it to dry in the sunshine (if there is any!).
- Deep clean the sink and unblock it: Give your sink a thorough scrub using a cloth or brush that has been soaked in hot soapy water. There are many products you can buy to unblock the sink, however if you are looking for a natural remedy, we would suggest mixing together 1/3 cup of baking soda with a 1/3 cup of white wine vinegar in a jug. Once the mixture starts to fizz, carefully pour it down the sink and leave it to settle for 30 minutes. Once settled, flush out with hot water.
6-Monthly Kitchen Cleaning Checklist
Get Your Oven Deep Cleaned
Having a professional oven clean only takes a few hours but can transform both the quality and hygiene of your food. Burnt food deposits can taint the taste of any food you subsequently cook in the oven. Therefore, it is imperative that ovens are regularly deep cleaned. Our oven cleaning specialists use a unique environmentally friendly no-added caustic cleaning system. This process rids ovens of germs and leaves your kitchen feeling refreshed.
If you are worried about forgetting to complete your daily/weekly/monthly kitchen cleaning checklist. Then Spotless is a great user-friendly app to remind you of your cleaning tasks. You can use our checklist or make up your own, and tick off tasks as you complete them. Cleaning your kitchen has never been easier!