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How To Deep Clean A Kitchen

The kitchen is the most-used room in your house. So, you want to make sure it’s as clean as possible. Every once in a while, it’s good to go through everything in the kitchen and give it a solid clean. We call this a deep clean. When you deep clean, you take it a bit farther than wiping down and vacuuming surfaces. You need to get in all those nooks and crannies, clean out that grimy oven, and dust off the top of the refrigerator. We’ll provide a step-by-step guide on how to deep clean a kitchen. 

Materials To Gather

  • 1 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups of water
  • clean rags
  • a magic eraser sponge
  • white vinegar
  • feather duster with extendable handle
  • vacuum
  • mop

Dust & Clean The Walls

Grab your feather duster and extend the handle all the way. That way, you can reach all the way up to the ceiling. You’ll need to use the duster to remove any dust or cobwebs from the crown molding, walls, or baseboards.  Once the walls, molding, and baseboards are all dusted off, grab the magic eraser sponge and dip it in some water. Wipe off any stains on the wall and baseboards. 

Wipe Down All The Counters, Appliances, Cabinets, And Backsplash

You’ll want to mix 2 cups of water with 1 cup of apple cider vinegar in a spray bottle for this step. Wipe down the counters, cabinets, and backsplash with the solution. Also, have the eraser sponge handy to remove any tough-to-remove stains. When that’s all clean, follow up with a clean, dry rag. For appliances, you’ll want to wipe them down well and dry them off thoroughly. If you have stainless steel, you can use baking soda to remove any tricky stains without scratching the finish. Baking soda is a wonderful natural polisher. 

Clean The Oven

When you have the stove all cleaned, it’s time to get inside that oven. Pull out all the racks and make a baking soda paste. Start with 1 cup of baking soda, and add enough water to make a thick paste. Spread the paste around the bottom of the oven and scrub it around with a sponge. Allow the paste to sit overnight.  While that’s sitting, scrub the racks with the baking soda paste and wipe clean with a damp rag. The next day, pour one cup of white vinegar on the bottom of the oven and scrub. The baking soda and vinegar will react and lift grime and debris from the surface. Once that’s done, wipe everything down with a clean rag. 

Vacuum And Mop The Floors

Depending on what type of flooring you have, this step will vary. First, of course, you will vacuum. Next, you will mop. If you have tile or vinyl flooring, you can make a simple vinegar and water solution to mop with. With wood floors, you will want to use a wood floor cleaner and follow up with a polish. There are tons of options out there, but we love products derived from plants—like this.

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