While it’s okay to do kitchen cleaning on your own, in some instances, the help of a professional cleaning company is better. But how can you tell if you need a hand? Well, you have to look at the size of the kitchen, how dirty it is, and then the amount of time for cleaning. You also have to consider if this is a commercial kitchen or just a home kitchen.
Let Rafeeg Help You!
If you own a kitchen that’s just in desperate need of thorough cleaning, whether it’s for commercial or home use, the Rafeeg App will help you find the best company to do the job, try downloading it by clicking the button below.
Now, in this article, what you’ll learn from me are the following:
- How to hire a Kitchen Cleaning Company
- A step-by-step guide you can follow in cleaning your kitchen
- The right materials and products for cleaning your kitchen
- A simple process for tidying your kitchen cabinets
- The do’s and don’ts in maintaining a clean kitchen
Finding and Hiring a Kitchen Cleaning Company
If you decide to let the pros take over, you need to profile them to find the one who’ll suit you. Build a criteria checklist when you’re using the Rafeeg App and see if the company you’re considering meets any of them.
What should be the criteria?
Well, you can judge based on the following:
- Satisfied Customers
- Customer Service
- Cleaning Process
Rate each criterion from 1 to 5 (5 is the highest, and one is the lowest) and choose the company that scores the highest among the companies you’re considering. But remember to be as creative as you want with the criteria because you should rate them based on what you want. For example, you can estimate them based on the products they use or the total time they say they take for cleaning.
Kitchen Cleaning by Yourself
Now, if you do have time and do enjoy the calming effects of cleaning, then you’re going to love the guide I’ve put up. Cleaning is still your responsibility at the end of the day, and you should take pride in knowing that you take time to do so.
Steps in Cleaning the Kitchen
- Wash the Dishes and Unload the Dishwasher
The first order of duty is to clean the dishes and store them away after drying. If you handwash your dishes, be sure to wipe them dry before storing them back in the cupboards.
- Clear up everything
Next, clear out all the stuff on the kitchen counters and put them back to where they are stored.
- Spray the counter with the All-Purpose cleaner
Get your spray bottle ready and fill it up with an all-purpose cleaner and spray it on the kitchen counter. Leave it for a few minutes.
- Scrub the Sink
For scrubbing the sink, you’d need the scour pads, gloves and the all-purpose cleaner. Alternatively, you can also use this product, Jif Cream Cleaner, which is excellent for making your faucet and sink shine.
- Wipe the counter clean
After wrestling with the sink, go back to your kitchen counter that is sprayed with the all-purpose cleaner. Make sure that you thoroughly clean your countertop by using an “S” motion in wiping.
- Sweep or Vacuum
Then, attack the floor with a vacuum or a broom and dustpan to pick up the dust and dirt on the floor.
- Take out the garbage
Then, throw out the trash that you accumulated from cleaning and clearing out the mess.
Lastly, finish off by mopping the floor with the all-purpose cleaner again.
Kitchen Cleaning Materials
Here are the materials you need to clean your kitchen:
- Cleaning Cloth
- All-purpose cleaner
- Dishwashing Soap
- Nylon Brush
- Scour Pads
- Microfiber cloth
- Spray Bottle
Kitchen Cleaning Products
In my other article, I wrote about my top three brands for all-purpose cleaning and dishwashing. So, for wiping the kitchen top and mopping the floor, my all-purpose cleaner of choice is DAC. And, for washing the dishes, my recommendation is the Fairy Platinum Antibacterial. Read more about that article here.
Cleaning Kitchen Cabinets
Now, the guide above shows you how to clean the kitchen superficially. What if you need to clean the kitchen cabinets? What would be a practical guide for it?
Here are some steps you can follow:
- Clear out the cabinets
Just like cleaning your whole kitchen, you need to make sure that nothing is in the way (or, in this case, nothing is inside) of your cabinet for you to make a thorough clean.
- Cleaning cloth + All-purpose Cleaner
In the same fashion as wiping your countertop, you will do the same with your cabinet. Start by spraying and then wipe it off after a few minutes. Be sure to clean the top, bottom, and sides of your cabinets.
- Dry with Microfiber Cloth
You must make sure that the cabinets are dry before putting all the contents back in place. To help you ensure that it’s dry, use a microfiber cloth to rewipe the insides of your cabinet.
- Put everything back
Lastly, once the cabinets are dry, start putting back all the stuff inside.
Do’s and Don’ts in Cleaning the Kitchen
- Do clean as you go
When you use something in the kitchen, like a cup or a spoon, clean them as soon as you finish using them, so it doesn’t clutter your kitchen.
- Do put back the stuff from where you took it.
It’s easy to lose things in a big kitchen or even in a small one, so it’s good to remember to put back the stuff you use to where you found them.
- Don’t leave the plates unwashed
Roaches love unwashed dishes, and it’s very unsightly to see one of them crawling on the same plate you use for eating food. So, make sure after consuming your meal that you wash the dishes immediately.
- Don’t wash plates with scraps of food
Lastly, before you wash your dishes, be sure that you dump all the scraps in your trash bin, so you don’t run the risk of clogging your drain.
Defrosting Your Refrigerator Freezer
Here’s my bonus part for you: a few tips in defrosting your freezer and cleaning your entire fridge.
- Turn off the freezer by turning the dial of the fridge to zero (this may vary from different manufacturers).
- Turn off the fridge from the main switch or unplug it from the electrical outlet.
- Make sure you have a temporary place to store items in your fridge that require refrigeration. This could be a cooler box filled with ice cubes or a tiny fridge like the ones that come with some water dispensers.
- Leave the freezer compartment and the refrigerator door open. Aim an electric fan to the freezer to speed up the defrosting process.
- Wipe the rest of the fridge with a cloth with some drops of dishwashing soap. Make sure that you rewipe it again with a damp cloth.
- Once the ice has fallen off, and you have a chiller tray to catch it, dump it in your kitchen sink.
- After no more frost and chunks of ice in your freezer, turn the fridge on once again and put back all the items from your temporary compartment.
There you go. I hope you can use the same steps I use for cleaning my countertops, kitchen cabinets, and kitchen floor. And, I do hope you will find some use in my technique for defrosting the freezer too. But remember, if you don’t have time to do all of these, you can always ask help from professional cleaners using the Rafeeg App.
If you are looking for home cleaning services, you could visit this article and read all the insights & tips. However, if you need a maids service, then go to this article and read the prices & and how you can get the best deal.
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