Monday, May 9, 2016

Frugal Kitchen Deep Cleaning

One of the gunkiest areas in your home belong in the kitchen. Whether you cook, wash your hands or have dinner, your counters, sink and garbage can often get violated by a whole host of germs and bacteria. Whatever nastiness lies in between your cabinets, one thing is for sure: you need to get rid of it on the daily for the sake of a healthy family. To save some cash, follow all deep cleaning procedures we have put together for you down below. Continue reading.

Frugal, Kitchen Deep Cleaning, cheap, low cost
This is a guest post written by Reece Hawkins from DPC Power Cleaners

1) Begin with cleaning the sink.

Spray your sink with an all-purpose cleaner, let it work for a few minutes and wipe down with a sponge. A DIY version of that would be mixing together ½ cup of rubbing alcohol, one cup of water and a few drops of liquid dish soap. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes. Sprinkle baking soda over the surface, wet it and let it work for about 15-20 minutes. Then scrub with a sponge and rinse well. For stubborn stains, leave the baking soda work overnight and check back on it in the morning.

2) Move on to the countertops.

We start by clearing the countertops. Now, the secret to cleaning your countertops is knowing what they are made of. A number of materials such as stainless steel, cement, granite marble, tile and grout can be used to make counters. Check with your manufacturer for the right way to clean your counters.

Here are some general cleaning tips for you. What you should never use on your counters is vinegar, abrasive materials and heat. Generally, it's best to use an all-purpose cleaner. For added safety, always pre-test a hidden area to make sure there will be no damage. Spray your countertops with a product of your choice and wipe it down starting from one corner and working you way around. Hydrogen peroxide is great for removing stains, but then again, you want to do a small test before you apply it.

3) Next, we are going to clean the inside of cabinets and drawers.

There is a lot of work to do here. First things first, remove all items from your cabinets and drawers. Apply an all-purpose spray to the surface and wipe down. Remember to clean the hinges. Also, wipe down the outside of the cabinets and cupboards.

For food stains, sprinkle some baking soda and spay with an all-purpose cleaner. Scrub with a scouring pad. Give it a good wipe using a microfiber cloth.

Repeat those steps for each and every cupboard and cabinet. Follow the same procedure for your drawers.

4) Clean all your cutting boards, cleaning cloths and sponges.

For wooden cutting boards, cut a lemon in half and rub the squashy side against the cutting board. The lemon juice will break down any grease or grime and disinfect the surface. Then rinse the item and wash with dishwashing liquid. The lemon will also get rid of nasty smells.

Launder your cloths every few days. Wash them with dish soap and hot water in between wash cycles and hang them out to dry.

Soak your sponges in a mixture of 50% water and 50% rubbing alcohol. Rinse off and let dry.

5) Finally, clean your garbage can.

Sprinkle your garbage can with a generous amount of baking soda to eliminate bad smells. For an added power, make sure to spray the garbage can with an all-purpose disinfectant in advance. Let sit for a while and rinse with warm water. Dry with paper towel.

And here is what you will need to get the job done:

·        Step-stool to reach high shelves
·        A few cleaning rags and microfiber cloths
·        All-purpose cleaner
·        Scouring pad
·        Sponges
·        Baking soda
·        Rubbing alcohol

We are not going to lie. It takes a few hours to get the whole kitchen gleaming. But it's worth it. To make it easy, just put some music on. Wish you easy and fun cleaning.

The tips are provided thanks to Tenancy Cleaners Ealing

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Shakirah is a single mom to a 5 year old. She is a blogger, teacher, and graduate student. Her goal is to bring a more positive and realistic look into the lives of single mothers.


  1. I clean houses for a living. Kitchen and bathrooms are of course the worse. Never use sponges, disgusting. Like you give homemade cleaning alternatives.

    1. I like the natural alternatives.

  2. Great post! I feel like I am constantly cleaning. I think having a plan will help a lot!

    1. Having a plan definitely helps.

  3. Definitely listen to music! That is a must when I clean the kitchen. It makes it feel less torturous. :)

  4. Such a beautiful kitchen. Thanks for the cleaning tips. :)

  5. Great tips for cleaning the kitchen.

  6. Love this! I SO need to get this done. Thanks for sharing!

    1. You're welcome, and happy cleaning.

  7. Awesome post! I love to listen to music while I clean. It's quite relaxing.