Quick and Complete Checklist for Kitchen Cleaning

The kitchen may the source of a delicious meal and incredible family time, but all that time in the heart of the home comes with a long kitchen cleaning checklist. There are so many areas that can get dirty in a kitchen (okay, gross), which is why the kitchen requires regular, quick cleanings and an occasional deep clean.

This quick and complete kitchen cleaning checklist makes the whole process easier, especially in busy households with limited time for cleaning! If keeping up with kitchen cleaning becomes more of a chore, it may be time to time to hire a professional. It’s worth it to get a clean, sanitized kitchen—one that you can enjoy and be proud to call the heart of your home.

Quick Kitchen Cleaning Checklist

___ Pick up and wipe down counters

___ Wash dishes

___ Clean out the sink

___ Sweep kitchen floors

___ Wash stove top

___ Empty dishwasher (and refill)

___ Clean out and toss old food items from the refrigerator

___ Launder and replace kitchen linens and rags

___ Take out trash

Professional cleaning tip: Spray cleaner on dried-on grime or hard-to-clean greasy spills (if cleaner won’t damage or stain the surface) while you do another cleaning task. This simple kitchen cleaning tip loosens the mess and makes it easier to clean.

Kitchen Deep Cleaning Checklist

___ Launder (if directed) or clean window treatments

___ Clean light fixtures

___ Wipe down top of cabinets

___ Dust cabinets and shelving

___ Wash walls

___ Dust cabinet doors

___ Clean stove hood

___ Wash windows

___ Clean microwave (inside and out)

___ Wash stove top

___ Launder and deep clean kitchen linens

___ Clean top of refrigerator and appliances

___ Wash refrigerator interior and shelves

___ Mop under appliances

___ Clean dishwasher (inside and out)

___ Deep clean sink and garbage disposal

___ Remove oven grime and clean inside of oven

___ Clean exterior of stove and oven

___ Wipe down countertop appliances

___ Clean kitchen backsplash and grout

___ Dust wall trim

___ Disinfect and clean trash cans

___ Deep clean pet bowls

___ Mop/deep clean floors

Professional kitchen cleaning tip: Gather your cleaning supplies before you start your kitchen deep clean and start at the top of the room. Work your way to the bottom. This ensures that you don’t have to clean a surface twice and makes your deep cleaning goes faster.

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