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People are spending a lot of time in their kitchens in modern times. Whether this means cooking and eating meals, socialising, or using the table as the home office, kitchens tend to get a lot of foot traffic. This is not a problem in and of itself; however, there is a lot of activity that creates mess. Even for the most well-intentioned, kitchens tend to accumulate dirt and grease over time. Not only that, but things like bins and drains can create unwanted smells if they are not cleaned regularly. This blog post includes 5 kitchen cleaning tips 

For those who may be put off by the prospect of doing the dirty cleaning jobs in the kitchen, we have put together these 5 simple tips and tricks to get your kitchen gleaming. 

Cleaning Ovens and Hobs

It is always a good idea to start with the hobs and ovens because these often require some longer treatments. The hob (or microwave in some cases) is one of the most used appliances in the kitchen. With use they can get quite dirty over time To clean them effectively, start by taking a damp cloth and wiping down all of the surfaces. Avoid using something that is super abrasive, as this can scratch the surface of your hob, oven glass or surround. There are a range of kitchen cleaning products that can be used to remove stubborn dirt and grease. However the natural methods using baking soda and citrus juice can be surprisingly effective.

 

Wiping The Tops of Cupboards

It’s easy to forget about the area on top of kitchen cupboards. However, this is an area that can easily get dusty and greasy. Not just a case of ‘out of sight, out of mind’, the tops of the cupboards can just be difficult to reach when it comes time to cleaning. To avoid this build-up of dust, make it a habit to regularly dust this area with a cloth or feather duster. However it’s good to get the step ladder to give it a thorough wiping as part of the spring clean. You could also clean the fronts of the cupboards while you’re at it.

 

 

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Keeping Sinks, Drains and Plug Holes Hygienically Clean

Another kitchen cleaning tip is to regularly clean your sink as often as you can. A quick wipe down is all it takes. The safest way to keep your sink clean is to use natural products like a salt/ bicarbonate of soda scrub and lemon juice, as opposed to harsh cleaning products. Bottled cleaning products are really bad for the environment and water resources. They also aren’t as effective as natural products and a bit of human elbow grease!

You also need to deal with drains from time to time. Drains can be a breeding ground for bacteria so it is really important to keep them clean. When it comes to drain cleaning, simply pour a cup of boiling water down it each day. It’s really is that easy to keep your sink and drain hygienic! Contrary to what the marketers want you to think, it is not necessary to use heavy bleach or drain cleaners/ unblockers to keep your drains clean and running well. These products often don’t work as effectively as a plunger if you have a blockage.

Keep the Kitchen Floor Clean

Your kitchen floor is can be one of the dirtiest places in your home. There is foot traffic, food preparation and maybe even the odd pet water bowl somewhere in the kitchen. Things inevitably get spilled or dropped on the floor so it is a good idea to keep the floor as clean as possible. Regular sweeping or hoovering will do the trick. Wiping up any spills quickly will keep on top of things. Plus, mopping once a month (at a minimum) will keep floors gleaming and sanitary. As above, many harsh cleaning products are bad for the environment, but they can also be bad for pets. Try using natural cleaning products, or make your own floor cleaners with water and lemon juice.

Clean Those Bins

Bin lids are prone to being splashed and we often use them with dirty hands. It goes without saying that we should give them a regular wipe down with a natural antibacterial cleaner and a cloth. The other thing about bins is they tend to have little nooks and crannies that can gather plate remnants (or raw food). Bottle and can recycling bins often receive a little liquid from time to time so it’s good to give bins a good clean periodically. If you want to clean the inside of your bin then just pour in a kettle full of boiling water and some bicarbonate of soda. After 20 minutes or so you can pour this away and leave the bin upside down to drain. As with the bin lid, a quick spray and a wipe and the bin will be fresh and clean until the next big spill.

Thanks For Reading Our 5 Kitchen Cleaning Tips

We hope you have found this blog useful. Here at JRB Property Cleaning Services our aim is to keep people’s homes clean in a safe and environmentally friendly way. As professional cleaners we have help homeowners with kitchen deep cleans, as well as kept rental properties spick and span with our end of tenancy cleans. This blog was put together by our team who clean professionally and keep on top of their own homes too! If you think there is something else we could do, please get in touch to discuss your cleaning tips!

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