After spending months planning your dream kitchen and potentially spending thousands on kitchen installation, it’s important that you take care of your kitchen. Aside from tidying and general cleaning around as you go, there are a few things to do to help you keep on top of it.
We know it can be challenging to keep up to the cleaning with a hectic family life, that’s why we have put together our top tips to help you out!
• There are many substances in the home which are difficult to remove completely from certain surfaces left for some time. it’s important that grease splashes and marks should always be wiped off immediately, saving hassle down the line.
• To effectively clean units, shelves, drawers and pull-outs, you need a slightly damp cloth with either liquid household cleaner or glass cleaner on it. Wipe thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth afterwards. If the cloth is too wet, residual moisture can enter the joints and cracks, causing your furniture to swell up and spoiling its appearance and function.
• Keep your units, shelves and draws organised and tidy, this will make cleaning them a swift and easy process. Ensure that work surfaces have minimal clutter, this will not only speed up with day to day wiping process, but it will minimise the risk of fading across surfaces from sunlight.
• When cleaning the interior surfaces of your kitchen furniture, remember; never use scouring agents, furniture polish, floor polish, cellulose lacquer or artificial resin thinners, acetone or similar cleaners.
• Do not use steel wool or sponge scourers on interior surfaces. In general, the instructions of the manufacturer have to be followed. Usually they are found on the rear label of the cleaning agent. Cleaning agents which contain e.g. alcohol or spirit can damage the furniture surface
• It’s easy to get distracted during a kitchen clean, one top tips we LOVE is to set a timer. Set your timer in intervals of five minutes, focus on one area each five minutes and move on to the next area once the timer is up. If you get distracted during the time, the timer will help you refocus. Do this for around twenty minutes a day.
The kitchen is the heart and centre of the home, but it gets messy fast. Apart from washing up and wiping down, the kitchen can get out of hand very quickly, so forget mega cleaning marathons, put aside twenty minutes a day and use our quick tips to stay focused and on track.