My kitchen always seems to be dirty. All those home cooked meals and snacks – it is a constant cycle of doing dishes, wiping down counters, and sweeping floors. Sometimes I feel like the deep cleaning doesn’t get done because I’m so busy doing the everyday cleaning. Here is my solution. And this is advice I need to take myself…I have made this is my goal – to keep my kitchen clean, hygenic, and from getting out of hand.
Deep cleaning your kitchen can be overwhelming, so I’m gonna break it down for ya. To make it easier to get such a big job done – and we’re gonna do it in 10 minutes a day (maybe a few extra minutes here and there…but the standard is 10 minutes.) A little trick my mom used to do when we were growing up, and a trick that will help you too is to set your timer. When my mom gave us chores as kids she would set the timer. It kept us focused and made the job seem like it wasn’t that big of a deal – so we’re gonna do the same. Set your timer – give yourself 10 minutes with no distractions.
This list is assuming that you are doing your dishes daily, wiping your counters down daily, and sweeping daily. Of course there will be days here and there where you aren’t able to do these daily tasks – but as a normal the 3 basics need to be done each day. It’s a pain – I know it, but it has to be done.
Here we go:
Also – every 6 months it is a good idea to remove everything from your cabinets and wipe them down. If this job seems daunting – you can break this one down too. Do one cabinet per day until you have completed the task.
To keep this list handy download your free printable. I suggest taping it to the inside of your pantry for a quick reminder.