Having a professional cleaner come into your home to tidy up your messes and scrub away all the dirt and grime is sure to be a lifesaver.  Here at We Clean 4 You, we provide basic and deep cleaning services to ensure your home is spotless each week into the next.  But if you feel like tackling your kitchen with a deep clean by yourself, you’ll definitely want to keep a few tips in mind.

It’s About Looking Under the Surface

The cabinets and appliances in your kitchen can look perfectly clean on the outside, but it’s what’s under the surface that really counts.  Keeping this in mind, you’ll want to pull everything out of your cabinets during a deep clean, which ensures you can give both the inside and outside of them a thorough washing.  And don’t forget to pull the refrigerator out from the wall and clean behind it, too.  You’ll be surprised by the amount of dust and debris that can end up in these hidden places.

Wash the Walls

Before you push the refrigerator back, make sure to get behind it and wash the wall.  Do this to the other walls in the kitchen, as well.

Get Rid of Unwanted and Outdated Items

Anything you don’t want in your cabinets, pantry and refrigerator needs to be thrown away during your deep clean.  And while you’ve got everything out of your refrigerator, this is the perfect time to clean all of its shelves and walls inside.  If possible, pull out all shelves and run them through the dishwasher, including all ice trays.  Just make sure the shelves are dry before inserting them back in.

Clean the Microwave

A professional-grade cleaner is not needed to clean the microwave.  Instead, you can make your own cleaner by filling a bowl with half of a cup of lemon juice, one-fourth a cup of water and four tablespoons of baking soda.  Heat the mixture uncovered in the microwave for about two minutes.  Before opening the door, let the mixture set for five minutes.  After removing the bowl with caution, as it may be hot, simply wipe the microwave down with a damp cloth.  To clean the glass or plastic turntable, run it through the dishwasher.

Save the Tedious Work for Last

For most homeowners, cleaning the grout between tile backsplashes, flooring and/or countertops tends to be extremely tedious.  It’s not so much that the process of cleaning the grout is hard, just time-consuming.  The best cleaning solution for grout is three-fourth a cup of bleach mixed in with a gallon of water.  Using a small toothbrush, gently clean the grout.

Cleaning the oven and stove tends to be tedious, too.  To clean the top of a stove, use the mixture mentioned above for cleaning a microwave.  Don’t forget to remove all burners and knobs before scrubbing the stove.  Inside of the oven you’ll want to coat it with a paste made out of half a cup of baking soda and five to six tablespoons of water.  Let the paste sit overnight.  In the morning, use a damp rag to remove as much of the dried paste as possible.  For areas where paste still remains, soak with a few shots of vinegar out of a spray bottle and wipe away after the paste starts foaming.

Don’t feel like giving your kitchen the deep clean it deserves?  Contact We Clean 4 You today to learn more about our first-rate cleaning services.

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