Easy Cleaning Tips for Your Kitchen PLUS Some Inspiration for Your Kitchen Decor

Easy Cleaning Tips for Your Kitchen PLUS Some Inspiration for Your Kitchen Decor

It’s not easy cleaning the kitchen, especially being a full-time house wife with a home full of children.  Spending a typical afternoon for kitchen cleaning will involve grease splatters, crumbs on the floor, and a pile of dishes. Here are some easy kitchen cleaning tips (plus some kitchen decor inspiration) that will make your life a little easier! 


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Use A Garbage Bowl

Use a garbage bowl to throw the unnecessary things. It is a key to neat and clean kitchen. Instead of walking over to the trash can or compost bin with handful of peelings or scraps, you can place a bowl on the counter so that your work is made easier and convenient. It is an effective idea to have a dustbin in one of the corners of the kitchen so that during cooking, you don’t have to run here and there to throw the garbage.

Keeping a convenient garbage bowl right next to the sink is an ingenious way to save time and actually make a lesser mess! Think about peelings falling to the floor every time you make your way to the garbage bin. Sounds like fun? We don’t think so!

Line the Cutting Board with Cutting Mat

Consider lining your cutting board with a flexible cutting mat. Chopping and cutting the vegetables on the odd surface of the board is not going to be easy. It is a wonderful idea to bring home a number of shelf-mats. Use a thin, flexible cutting mat on top of the cutting board.


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Keep the Shelves Clean

As kitchen shelves are where you have to keep the things round the clock, their proper and regular cleaning is mandatory. Use mats to keep on the shelves and wash them every now and then. If you have little naughty kids who don’t let the mats at their place, keep a soft clean cloth for kitchen’s cleaning. Once the cooking is done, clean the shelves. It is better to clean them with wet cloth dipped in detergent once in a week, but don’t spread bleaching powder of a cleaning-acid onto the shelves. You can also mix vinegar, baking soda, and water for an easy eco-friendly cleaning spray, or use something more stronger such as Odor Klenz products to kill bad smells and disinfect.


Photo: Cheryl Scrymgeour Designs

Pick Up Things from Floor Instantly

We often don’t care much of picking up the things instantly from the floor, considering that this can be done later on. I must say that picking up anything useless or slippery that falls onto the floor is ideal. I personally do this a lot of times throughout the day. Pick up that strawberry, mangoes, or the cheese that fell to the ground. This will save a lot of your time at the end when you start cleaning the kitchen.

Little things make a huge difference when cleaning your kitchen. Try to make pet-peeves a habit like picking up garbage or washing the dishes right after cooking. In the long run, you will be surprised at how much less work you have at the end of a meal!

Dust Everyday

Kitchen is one of the busiest and most important parts of our home. One should not ignore its dusting on a daily basis. Usually the females focus much on dusting bedrooms, and living area. At the same time, your kitchen requires your attention. Minor dusting on a daily basis, and thorough dusting once a week is what you can do to save your time, ensuring that the kitchen looks absolutely clean.


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These are certainly some of the basic things you can keep in mind so that the kitchen looks stunning and neat. Is there any other tip in your mind? Don’t forget to share with us!

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Spare Some Time for Cleanliness Everyday

It is a good idea to spare some time for bedroom cleanliness on a daily basis. You should not take it for granted. Those who live in cold and snowy climates have to suffer from least dust as compared to the individuals who live in warm and highly populated areas.

Don’t ignore proper and regular dusting, make it a part of your daily life and routine. Set aside at least ten minutes aside in the morning or before you go to sleep to do a regular bedroom clean up. Making your bed, vacuuming, dusting, and putting away clothes and belongings in their proper spots makes a huge difference in you overall cleanliness at the end of the day. Do not leave all of your cleaning till the weekend, instead make it a part of your daily activities.


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Organize Your Bedroom Closet

One of the most challenging places to keep clean and organized is the bedroom closet. Don’t think of the toughness you may have to go through. Organize the things properly, and don’t make your bedroom closet look like a big mess.

Wash Bed-Sheets and Curtains Once A Week

Yes, it is a great idea to wash the bed-sheets and curtains at least once a week. Make sure the bedding and overall things in your bedroom are not only well organized but also look neat and clean. This will surely leave positive impression on the minds of viewers, and will make your moments special.

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Deep Clean the Bedroom Every Month

As you are doing daily cleaning and dusting, deep cleaning is not needed sooner than a month. Make sure to adapt this habit that at the start of the month, you clean each and everything. This will take a little extra time. On this particular day, you need to make sure that not only bedding and curtains are washed and changed, but also you have washed the floor with water and a quality detergent. If needed, polish the floor to retain its shine and attraction years after years.

An easy, affordable, and eco-friendly way to make your floors shine is to mix a solution of three parts water and one part white vinegar. Use a mop or clean cloth to wipe your hardwood or tiles floors with this solution. This will help restore your floors to their former glory and make them shine like no other!

Use the Linen Spray

Linen sprays are a great way to freshen up your sheets, curtains and even rugs whenever needed. One of the downfalls is that they seem ridiculously pricey when you’re at the store. But don’t worry you are not going to use those things on daily basis, so it is better to bring home the quality linen spray for thorough cleaning of the bedroom.

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Take Care of Your Mattress

We use mattress daily as these are the best option to provide our bodies complete comfort and rest during the sleeping hours. You are supposed to take good care of the mattress. Keep them under the sun once a month so that any possible germs are killed due to UV rays. Don’t try to wash the mattress with detergent because its soapy materials will never get out of the foam.

At the end, don’t forget to wash or dust the dirty windows, and clean the doors with a dry and soft cloth. With the above in mind, you can surely have well lightened and bright room to live in.