How to clean a new kitchen after moving in: detailed instructions
Moving in is not only a new stage in your life but also a stressful one. The first step is to thoroughly clean all rooms and determine if there are things that need to be repaired or replaced.
Experts advise to start cleaning from the top. Clean the ceiling, corners, vents, fans, and lighting fixtures from cobwebs and dust. Experts told us how to clean your new kitchen after moving in.
The kitchen is usually a place where unpleasant odors, food debris, and sticky objects accumulate. If you encounter sticky stains, apply a small amount of fabric softener to a sponge, wipe the dirt and leave it on for 10 minutes. Then rinse with a sponge and clean water. Fabric softeners can dissolve adhesive residue.
Use a mild, all-purpose cleaner to clean the inside of the cabinets. Consider installing shelf liners to keep surfaces clean.
You can make a paste by mixing baking soda and vinegar in equal parts. For better disinfection, it is better to add a few drops of orange essential oil. Also, clean the handles and the inside of the drawers with dishwashing detergent and paper towels. Marble and granite surfaces may require additional care.
Next, clean the crevices and check the areas between the stove and countertop, using a spatula to remove any debris. Clean the tiles with a mild detergent or baking soda and water.
Clean the kitchen sink by mixing water and vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray the sink well and let it soak in for a while. Then rinse thoroughly. Odors from the sink can be removed by mixing baking soda with water and pouring it down the drain.
You may need to use a strong oven cleaner. Baking soda and water also work well and will clean away stubborn dirt.
Soak the trays and racks in a sink filled with hot, soapy water while you clean the rest of the stove.
Clean the inside and outside of the range hood, including the filter. For surfaces, use a grease remover if you find that regular cleaner doesn't get the job done.
Clean dirty pots and pans, as well as the front panel and temperature controls, with an all-purpose cleaner. Don't forget to clean underneath the stove.
It is also important to wash the refrigerator. Unplug the appliance and let it warm up before cleaning.
Remove the drawers and shelves from the refrigerator and freezer and wash them with hot water and soap in a sink or bathtub. Let the glass shelves of refrigerators warm up to room temperature before washing them with warm water. Otherwise, the glass may crack.
Wash the interior walls and any non-removable shelves with all-purpose detergent and paper towels. If you prefer to go natural, try filling a spray bottle with equal amounts of white vinegar and water. Use a sponge or microfiber cloth to wipe down the surfaces. Check the freezer to determine if it needs to be defrosted.
Wipe down windows, mirrors, and window sills. Use bleach, baking soda, or vinegar to remove any mold or mildew you may notice on window sills or around the window frame