Ask Anna: The Best Kitchen Cleaning Tips
Last month we talked about the best ways to clean the bathroom and today I’m back with my best tips for how to clean the kitchen! They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, and I have to agree — when my kitchen is dirty, I feel like the rest of the house is dirty too. Since so much of our lives revolve around the kitchen it can be one of the trickiest rooms to keep clean, but it’s definitely one of the most important.
1. The Kitchen Sink
Have you heard the research that the kitchen sink is one of the dirtiest, most bacteria-ridden places in the home? I almost passed out when I heard that the first time! That means that in order to kill the bacteria you need the best cleaning product out there, and surprisingly, it’s chemical-free!
Pyoure hydrogen peroxide is hands down the best cleaner for killing bacteria. Not only is it chemical-free, but it’s safe for the environment, kids, and pets, so you don’t have to worry about keeping it at the sink all the time. I keep a bottle of hydrogen peroxide right next to the dish soap, and at the end of every day I spray the sink with it. If I ever prep meat, seafood, or use eggs, I spray the sink down as soon as I’m done, so the bacteria doesn’t have time to spread to anything else.
2. The Counters
The kitchen counters are something I’m constantly wiping down. Between three meals a day, homework, snacks, etc., some days it feels like we live at the counters. Because it’s important to me to have a germ-free and chemical-free kitchen, I also use Pyoure hydrogen peroxide on my counters, along with a Norwex wash cloth.
The hydrogen peroxide guarantees my counters are germ-free, while also being safe for my kids and our food. The Norwex wash cloth is my favorite for the counters because it absorbs tons of liquid – when spills happen – and it also wipes up the counters, keeping them grease and smudge-free!
Appliances come in all shapes and colors but they are all equal when it comes to getting greasy, dirty and covered in smudges! We have stainless steel appliances in our kitchen and I’m constantly wiping them down!
Lucky for me (and you), I’ve found a quick and easy way to wipe them down and get them back to looking brand new, with no chemicals! All you’ll need is a Norwex EnviroCloth. If you’ve followed me on my blog for awhile, you know I use them to clean everything from mirrors to the greasiest stove hood, but a damp EnviroCloth also works wonders to get rid of fingerprints and smudges on the appliances!
All clean, without any chemicals!
4. The Floors
If you have kids and a dog then I’m willing to bet your kitchen floors are constantly covered in crumbs and hair. I highly recommend purchasing a small electrical vacuum that you can keep on hand in the pantry or near the kitchen. I pull mine out at least once a day, usually more!
Having an electric vacuum on hand means you’re more likely to clean up the crumbs and hair because it’s much easier and quicker than having to get out the big vacuum, plug it in, etc. and it’s more sanitary than using a broom and dustpan.
These are my best tips for how to clean the kitchen, but if you have some great tips, I’d love to hear them! Just leave them in the comment section. Next month I’ll be back with tips for the best ways to clean the laundry room, but until then — happy cleaning!