8 Places that you probably forget to clean in the kitchen!!
Regular kitchen chores or to-do list includes things like washing dishes, wiping down the counters, taking the trash out, mopping the floors, and wiping the fridge door and the stovetop. But if your list does not include disinfecting the wipe that you are using to wipe the counters or the dish sponge, or your best friend's food bowl (your pets), or even washing and wiping your bottom drawers of the refrigerator, if this is correct I will have to say sorry!! But you are missing some key chores that need to be included in your list.
Check out the common areas you may have to add to hour cleaning chores to make sure everything is safe and clean and more important how to clean them!!!
Shhhhh Yes... The Refrigerator, let's start with him.
Remove all the shelves, drawers, and racks and send them to the Spa while we continue the cleaning. (Put them in the sink with warm/hot water and soap). While they are in the Spa mix two (2) tablespoons of baking soda and hot water and wipe the inside of the fridge. Then wipe again with a clean wet/dry cloth. They go to the Spa and give these shelves and drawers the bad news, it's time to go back home but before washing them and dry them with a clean towel and return them where they belong no more Spa time for now. If cleaning the Refrigerator is not your thing, just give us a call at 703-829-6023 and add a Refrigerator deep cleaning to your next booking. let us do the dirty work for you.
This Gentleman is our right hand at the time to do our dishes so let me tell you how you can give him some love.
Place a dishwasher-safe bowl or mug with 1 cup of white vinegar on the top rack and run a normal cycle without any detergent or dishes.
The Garbage Can
If your kitchen has a weird smell I'm pretty sure this guy here is responsible for that and taking the trash out probably won't resolve your problem. So let's work this out, trashcans can have really bad odors, liquids, and residues from your trash get accumulated constantly. After you take the trash out make sure your trash can is empty, mix two cups of vinegar, one tablespoon of dish soap, and hot water into a spray bottle and spray the interior and the exterior of the can. If it's any food residue stuck in your can please use a scrub brush. Rinse the trash can and wipe it down and make sure is dry. Sprinkle baking soda in the bottom, at least once a week to deodorize.
Mrs. Sunshine The coffee Maker
Every day this lady gives you the best good mornings bringing you a really nice coffee just the way you like it. How many times have you given her some love back? Hum... you don't remember ahhhh. let's make amends with her and fill her with 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup vinegar and run through half of a normal drip cycle, pausing it to soak for approximately 30 to 40 minutes, and then complete the cycle. Once complete, rinse the reservoir with soap and hot water. Run two (2) more cycles just with water, allowing it to filter through the system so any residue can be removed. Add a few drops of baking soda to the last cycle- if it fizzles there is still lingering vinegar, so run it again with clear water until don't fizzle and wash out the inside of the reservoir once more time and wipe it down including the exterior with a dry cloth.
Cabinets? yes, the cabinets, but you will say I always wipe my cabinets, but we are not talking outside we are talking inside. When was the last time you clean inside of your cabinets? Right, so let me tell you how to do this... first remove everything and I mean everything from the cabinets. If it's necessary, vacuum the cabinets with a handheld vacuum. Prepare a soapy water (warm/hot) dip a dry cloth into the mix and wipe down the interior of the cabinets. Once complete, use another dry cloth to remove all the excess and make sure everything is dry. We always suggest using Drawer or shelf liners, if you use them this is the time to wipe them and put them back, and get all your items back in the cabinet. Of course, if you don't like to do this or do not have time to do it. Give us a call at 703-829-6023 we will do it for you. Book your cleaning today and give us a call to add a deep cleaning inside cabinets for you. https://www.mysparklemaid.com/booking
The Cutlery Tray or cutlery drawer
Of course, after cleaning the cabinets we need to clean the cutlery drawer or tray. You can clean your silverware every time you use it but how often do you clean the tray or the drawer? Right, you don't remember, well let me tell you that every other week you should remove all your silverware and empty the debris into the trash can or you can vacuum with a handheld. While you do that send the tray to the Spa (put it in the sink with warm/hot soapy water). When you finish cleaning the tray/drawer use a soapy cloth to make sure is very clean and dry with an additional dry cloth. Remove the tray from the spa wash with clear water and pad completely dry and put all your silverware back.
Our pets bowls
Yes, sometimes we forget to clean their bowls, we just serve their food they leave it clean and we just miss it. Your pet's water and food bowls deserved to be clean every day to remove any remaining food, as it can retain bacteria and germs harmful to your friend. You can either wash them by hand or in the dishwasher. If you choose to handwash, use soap and hot water, rinse thoroughly, and let them dry. If you decide to put them in the dishwasher just follow the same steps you use to wash your regular dishes.
Last but no less important are our kitchen sponges, we think that because we use them and wash them after every use they are set. But not, we should disinfect them how? Let me tell you how to do it. Soak your sponge or sponges in water, squeeze out the excess water, and put them in the microwave for 1 minute. Make sure you keep an eye on it so it does not burn. You can also put them in the dishwasher on the top rack on the heated dry setting this way you will eliminate any bacteria in your sponge.
As we always said...We give you the tips and tricks but you always can call us at 703-829-6023 and book your cleaning service and we will happy to do all this for you. You can also visit our website at www.mysparklemaid.com or use this link to book your cleaning service ttps://www.mysparklemaid.com/booking.