The kitchen is a room that requires a good and proper clean, not only on a daily basis, but also at other times when bigger jobs crop up. A daily kitchen cleaning checklist is a good idea to help you keep on top of keeping your kitchen clean and hygienic, however an overall schedule for kitchen cleaning is also required to ensure that the bigger infrequent tasks such as defrosting the fridge and so on get done.
Daily Kitchen Cleaning Checklist
– Everyday, after you use the kitchen and wash the dishes or load the dishwasher, wipe down all work surfaces.
– Clean the top of the cooker.
– Wipe inside the microwave if this has been used.
– Sweep the floors.
– Clean and dry the sink and draining board.
Weekly Cleaning Schedule
– Clean the floors with a mop and bucket, or steam mop. If you have pets or children or a lot of comings and goings then you may prefer to clean the kitchen floor more than once a week however.
– Put a mild cleaning solution down the plughole, such as Soda Crystals followed by Vinegar, as this will keep the sink free flowing and in check.
– If you do a weekly shop, then when putting the shopping away is the ideal time to empty the fridge and give it a quick wipe down.
– If you have a dishwasher, then a maintenance wash while empty will keep it running well.
– Similarly, you may wish to do a hot wash with vinegar in your washing machine to keep it running smoothly.
Monthly Kitchen Cleaning Plan
These other jobs can be done on a monthly basis or less frequently, depending on when you think it is most needed.
– Empty the kitchen cupboards and clean inside, checking all use-by dates on food as you restock the cupboards.
– Clean the fronts and tops of the kitchen units.
– Clean inside the oven.
– Defrost the fridge/freezer if required.