Your kitchen is one room in your home that sees the most action, but it also sees the most messes. From your children trying to cook their own food to you trying to perfect that complicated dessert, it is rare that you see your kitchen clean.

While cleaning your kitchen is a big chore to tackle, there are some hacks that can help! In our previous blog, we discussed some kitchen cleaning hacks for cleaning the sink, stove, cabinets, and stainless steel appliances. With these hacks and the additional few that you will find in this blog, cleaning your kitchen will be simple, allowing you to get more enjoyment out of this busy room in your home.

At Clean Bees Homekeepers in Fort Collins, we understand that a clean kitchen is hard to come by but something that every homeowner strives for. We also understand that you don’t always have the time to clean your kitchen as good as you possibly could. That is why we would like to help! We offer one-time and repeat cleaning services that can help turn your messy home into a place you truly enjoy being. No matter what your cleaning needs may be, we will be able to help!

If you want to be able to tackle your own kitchen mess from time to time, be sure to read this blog to learn some more kitchen cleaning hacks that will make the job simpler and help your kitchen look cleaner.

Floors

Depending on the types of floors you have in your kitchen the cleaning process will be different, but regardless of the type of flooring, your kitchen floors will likely be grimy. Grease builds up on your floors and you need to clean them properly in order to remove the grease. A great way to cut through the grease is to create your own floor cleaner using white vinegar, liquid dish soap, washing soda, and warm water. This combination can help leave your floors looking as good as new! You may not want to use this on your floors if they are waxed.

Tiles

Whether you have tile flooring in the kitchen or tile countertops, the grout can begin to look dirty and dingy quickly. No matter how often you clean, it can be difficult to make the grout look any cleaner. There are a few tricks you can use to help keep the grout looking clean and new. All you will need is baking soda, cleaning vinegar, and something to scrub with (a toothbrush works great). Pour the baking soda over the grout and spray the cleaning vinegar on the baking soda. Let the mixture fiz for a few minutes before scrubbing. The dirt and grime should easily come off, leaving your tile looking as good as new. If you wait too long to start scrubbing, the dirt could settle back in, so be sure not to let it sit for more than a few minutes.

Tight Spaces

In a kitchen, there are a lot of tight spaces, including between the countertops and the stove and behind the sink. These areas can be hard to clean, which means they continue to collect debris and grime overtime. While these messy areas may not be extremely noticeable, eventually, cleaning these areas is a good idea. To get these hard to reach places, create a tool that is easy and effective to use.

Here is one idea that we love: use a wet towel and a butter knife. You can wrap the towel around the end of the butter knife, or fold it over so that it is thin enough to fit in the crevices. You can spray the dirty spots with cleaning products before sticking the towel in the crack and using the knife to move the towel along the gap. This will clean the area and save you from having to move the entire range. You can use the same tool to clean the area behind the sink as well!

Window Treatments

Like the cabinets and floors in your kitchen, the window treatments are likely to suffer from grease debris that is floating around your kitchen regularly. Plus, curtains and blinds that are hung about your kitchen sink are also likely to come in contact with water and soap splashes from time to time, which can leave stains and make dust collect in splotches. Cleaning your window treatments can help your kitchen look and feel cleaner.

To clean your curtains, simply remove them and throw them in the washing machine, if they are machine washable. If they are not machine washable, you can take them down and wash them in the sink with some soap and spot treatment if needed. Let them dry out before hanging them back up. You will definitely notice a difference!

Dusting blinds can be a hassle, but it can make all the difference. Make dusting your blinds simple by using microfiber cloths and some tongs! We suggest you invest in some microfiber cloth rather than using an old t-shirt or socks, since microfiber cloth will pick up the dust. Wrap a cloth around each side of the tongs and use rubber bands to keep them in place. Use the tongs to pinch each blade of the blinds and dust both sides at once! This is a quick and effective way to dust your blinds.

Stay Organized

This might not be a cleaning hack, per se, but we think that it is one of the best and easiest ways to keep your kitchen looking clean and help maintain the clean room. When you organize your kitchen, you can remove clutter from the countertops, keep the cabinets in order, and help the flow of your kitchen. Even organizing the fridge can help keep your kitchen looking and feeling cleaner. Take time to organize your cabinets, drawers, the pantry, and the fridge. Not only will this make daily life easier, but it will also help your family find what they need and know where to put things away, which will keep counters clear of junk and other spaces in your kitchen clean.

Now you have a ton of great kitchen cleaning hacks that you can use whenever you are ready to tackle the task of cleaning your kitchen. Use these hacks to keep your kitchen looking as good as possible. If you ever need help with your kitchen cleaning tasks, be sure to contact Clean Bees Housekeepers in Fort Collins. We can transform your kitchen into a clean and liveable space again in no time. Whether you only need a  one-time cleaning service or you want us to clean for you every week, we are ready to help!