General Kitchen Cleaning Tips
Kitchen cleaning tips to make your clients’ kitchens sparkle.
The kitchen is the heart of the home and the most important room in most homes. This is where food is prepared; this is where the family gathers.
Depending on the number of days a week you will be servicing a home which I am working on mind you and you can see my progress at http://temporary-digs.com/ where I don’t hold anything back and I will determine what needs to be done and when. After a very thorough cleaning and scrubbing, you can move on to a more general cleaning routine in order to maintain the maximum cleanliness with a little less effort than an extremely detailed cleaning.
There are a few kitchen cleaning tips to creating the perfect routine.
Kitchen Cleaning Tips — Clean From Top to Bottom
- Clean above the cupboards.
- Wash the cupboards and handles with a cleanser safe for the surface of the materials used in the cupboards.
- Clean and wash the countertops including the backsplash and sinks.
- Before moving lower, clean the stove, turn on the self-cleaning oven if that is an option and wash the outside of the refrigerator.
- While the self-cleaning oven is working, wash the windows (which you can find in this post) and the dining table and seating.
- Always make sure the pillow inserts are out of the kitchen (you don’t want to know)
- Sweep the floors.
- Mop the floors and let dry.
- Once all of that is done, the oven is likely finished.
Kitchen Cleaning Tips — The Details
- Cleaning light fixtures adds brightness to the room by keeping dust and grime off.
- Light switches can be carefully cleaned but be sure to avoid the paint on the walls so as not to damage it.
- Window sills should be dusted every time as should the blinds if they are present. This, in addition to the window washing, adds to the natural light that can come into the room by reducing dullness that dust can cause.
By remembering these often overlooked details, the routine by which the home cleaning professional cleans on a general basis is easier and faster.
Now that you’ve established a routine, the question becomes what kind of cleaners are the best to use in an everyday routine plan? After the initial thorough scrubbing, it isn’t always necessary to use the harshest of cleaners, you can make some in the DIY section as well. It is possible to only utilize much milder cleansers for all of the cleaning needs at that point.
Since cleaners range from highly scented to no scent, from high chemicals to near zero chemicals, it is important to discuss options with the clients.
It is widely believed and even more widely desired that the less scent there is the better. Many, if not most, people prefer not to have any scent. For these families, the scent of nothing says clean.
There are, however, some families that enjoy some scent. It can make them feel like something was actually done if they can smell that it has. Again, discuss this with the family you’re working for. The scent should match what you did in the DIY pillow insert section that I had mentioned earlier, that it should be kept out of the kitchen and also contain the same scent. It’s a full overall smell around the whole house, it’s worth your time, trust me.
The bottom line is that no matter which the family prefers as far as scent, the ability to get to the point of being able to do a more general cleaning rather than a heavier cleaning is the place that the home cleaning professional strives for. The faster a routine can be established, the faster another client can be taken on. Adding to the customer base is the ultimate goal of the home cleaning professional.