Get a monthly guide to kitchen cleaning and 5 clever organizing tricks.
Your kitchen sees more activity than most rooms in your house. They don’t call it the heart of your home for nothing! But staying on top of kitchen cleaning tasks can feel overwhelming, especially when the space needs to stay sanitary for cooking. The solution? A manageable cleaning routine that divvies up kitchen cleaning into daily, weekly and monthly chores – and gives you peace of mind, too.
Get in the habit of regularly cleaning easy-to-see areas. Taking a few moments to tackle highly visible, splatter-prone spots can make all the difference, plus it helps prevent grease and grime buildup on:
Use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Extra Durable to quickly clean grease, stuck-on food and grime from these surfaces.
Tip: Speed up the daily routine by clearing countertops of pots and pans and small appliances. Not enough cabinet space? Use a hanging pot rack or mobile kitchen cart.
At least once a week, turn your attention to small but mighty messes in and on your appliances, such as:
Tip: As part of your weekly regimen, wash dishtowels and linen napkins.
Every 4 to 6 weeks, conquer the often-forgotten areas. Look high and low for dust, grease splatters, drips and scuff marks you may have missed during your daily and weekly cleaning. (A Swiffer Dusters Heavy Duty Super Extender is great for trapping and locking dust and pet hair in high and low spots!) Focus on:
Keeping your kitchen clean is the first step in organization. When you’re working with a blank slate, implementing an organization plan feels much more achievable. Use these tips to get started: