Keep the kitchen clean during the busy school year with our free kitchen cleaning checklist and products from our sponsor, Lemi Shine!
After the lazy dog days of summer, I have the hardest time getting back in to the swing of the school year. I feel like we never have time to do any of our normal everyday things like picking up and cleaning the house. We are too busy running around to activities, doing homework, and just living our crazy life. It can get really frustrating coming home to a messy, dirty house all the time.
I know how to pick my battles when it comes to cleaning. I need the living spaces picked up and shoes put away so we aren't tripping coming in and out of the house. The two areas of the house that I'm picky about keeping uber clean are the bathrooms and the kitchen.
Growing up, it was my job to keep the kitchen clean. To this day, I can't stand a dirty or messy kitchen. Dishes must be put away, counters wiped down and the floor swept. I don't have time to deep clean every day, but I can keep it tidy. I have broken down kitchen cleaning in to daily, weekly, and monthly or yearly chores.
Kitchen Cleaning Checklist
Load and empty dishwasher (my kids do this one now!)
Wipe down counters
Wipe down stove top
Wash out sink and dry, if stainless – if you dry a stainless sink after washing it out, the water spots disappear and the sink sparkles!
Wash, dry and put away hand washed dishes
Change out dishrag and hand towels
The kids help with a lot of these daily chores. It takes a bit of training, but once they get the hang of it, it makes life a lot easier.
Clean counter tops
Clean stove top and burners
Throw out food from fridge – Do this the night before trash day!
Wash towels and dishrags
Wipe down small appliances
Wipe down doors of fridge, oven and dishwasher
Monthly or Yearly:
Wipe out fridge doors, drawers and shelves
Clean behind fridge
Organize and clean out freezers
Run clean cycle on coffee makers (may need to be done more often depending on your water)
Wipe down cabinets
Organize and clean out pantry
Clear counter tops and wipe down
Clean garbage disposal
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I first used Lemi Shine about five years ago when the dishes in our dishwasher were coming out with a white film. At the time, our dishwasher was only a few years old. I was pretty sure we needed a new dishwasher.
Then a friend suggested I use Lemi Shine Detergent Booster in the dishwasher. It worked! We have been loyal Lemi Shine users ever since. The Lemi Shine gets our dishes sparkling clean every wash.
I was happily surprised to learn that Lemi Shine now offers a wide range of cleaning products I can use not only in the kitchen, but also in other parts of my home. You can use the Dish Soap, Detergent Booster, and Dishwasher Soap daily. Lemi Shine Glass + Surface Cleaner is perfect for keeping surfaces wiped down for daily, weekly or monthly chores.
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