Whether you consider yourself a kitchen cleaning expert or someone in need of divine kitchen intervention, there are probably some areas of the kitchen that, if they could talk, you’d need to cover your ears. There’s probably not another room in the house that gets so much use and wear as our kitchens, so it’s no wonder that extra consideration should be given when cleaning this well-used area of the house with Junction City Self Storage Facilities.
We took a look at our own kitchens and some of the best tips on the internet, and compiled a quick list of the most commonly missed areas of the kitchen when it comes to cleaning. Take a look, and if this doesn’t spark a cleaning bug, we’d be shocked.
For an area that comes in contact with soap as often as your sink may, it can also be a surprisingly grimy of your kitchen that needs periodic special attention to keep it clean! Using a brush and dish soap, give your sink a good scrubbing, especially along the edges where the counter meets the sink and inside the drains.
If you have a garbage disposal, it can also benefit from frequent cleaning. Remove the rubber drain piece and scrub the sides and bottom of it well. Next, turn your brush to the areas that the drain piece may have been holding grime onto, and also up underneath the disposal area.
Another area that should be “clean”, considering what we use it for, the dishwasher can be a place of build-up and strange smells if it’s not cleaned properly. After running a load and removing all the clean dishes, start by taking out any removable pieces. Once you’ve removed the spinning arm/disc, use a small, pointed tool (a toothpick works fine!) to poke out any gunk that may be blocking the holes.
Wash all the removable pieces in hot, soapy water. Scrub the filter with baking soda and a brush to get it nice and clean. Wipe the door seal and the bottom of the door to remove any build-up. You can also wipe out the bottom before putting the pieces back in. Once that’s all done, run a load with a cupful of vinegar to remove any build-up in hard to reach places.
For a place that we put clean silverware, our silverware drawer is sometimes surprisingly dirty, thanks to the frequent use the drawer gets, and the myriad of crumbs and debris that can fall inside throughout the day. On a day that most of the silverware has been used, it’s no problem to throw the rest of the drawer’s contents into the sink or dishwasher with the other pieces, and give your silverware drawer a good dusting or vacuuming out with a hose, then a wipe down.
Your water dispenser comes in contact with a lot of cups and water bottles throughout the day, but sometimes we can forget to clean it, and the standing water can get gross pretty fast. Remove the tray underneath the spout and wipe it down with a disinfectant. Dry it and allow to completely air dry before putting the tray back on. Adding a drying of it to your daily kitchen wiping will keep it from getting in bad shape in the future.
Under and Behind Appliances
Many people may take pride in keeping their floors swept and mopped, but have you ever checked under the fridge or behind your appliances? There are several dusters available on the market to keep those areas routinely clean, but if you haven’t done it in a while, it may be a good idea to move them so you can spend some time wiping the floor well underneath them.
Whether you’re moving in or out of a house, or just think it’s time to give your kitchen a good wipe-down, we hope this list has been helpful in figuring out what all needs to be done to get the heart of your home in good working order.
And whether you’re moving or just thinking about spring-cleaning, remember how much a storage unit could help in containing the moving madness or clearing some space in your home for a new season of life. It’s an affordable way to free up major space–so give us at Self Assured Storage a call today!