There’s a popular saying that claims the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where your day begins, making a cup of coffee and preparing a hearty breakfast for the whole family. It’s where you spend heartwarming conversations about what went on with your day and a place where you entertain friends coming over for dinner.
Every homeowner wants a kitchen that’s pretty, functional, and smells delicious or clean when nothing is stewing on the stove. However, it’s also notorious for producing the nastiest odors — spoiled leftovers, stinky fridge, gross sink, and garbage disposal, the list goes on. So we asked our home cleaning partners for expert tips on how to keep the kitchen looking and smelling good 24/7. Check out this blog for non-negotiable kitchen cleaning tips.
Clean Garbage Disposal
Is the foul smell coming from your sink? That’s a tell-tale sign you need to deep clean your garbage disposal ASAP. Follow these cleaning tips to learn how.
- Pour a cup of citrus-scented dish soap or grind lemon or orange peelings into the garbage disposal if you want to do it naturally.
- Run the tap for a minute to flush everything.
- Empty half a cup of baking soda into the garbage disposal and let it sit for at least 30 minutes to help neutralize the unpleasant odor inside.
- Rerun the tap water to rinse, or you can also grind a cup of ice cubes after for good measure.
Deep cleaning your garbage disposal only takes more or less 10 minutes. Do it at least twice a week to keep your kitchen smelling great and your plumbing appliance in pristine condition.
Freshen Up Trash Can
The waste bin usually carries the unspeakable horrors of the kitchen — like food scraps or rotten leftovers. To stay on top of the stench situation, always take out the trash at the end of the day. Ensure you regularly wash and disinfect the garbage container before using a new liner to kill germs and bacteria. Trash bins are common breeding grounds for foodborne and disease-causing organisms like:
So never skip scrubbing them. On the other hand, if you have guests coming over and want to do something about the smell instantly but can’t take the trash out, pour half a cup of baking soda, coffee grounds, or charcoal inside the bin. These things are effective at neutralizing pungent odors.
Deep Clean Fridge
If you’ve been ordering a bunch of take-outs and dumping the leftovers in your fridge, then you probably know where the stink is coming from. Although your refrigerator is designed to extend the shelf life of edibles, know that it can’t keep them fresh forever. So, roll up your sleeves and dedicate an hour or two (depending on how bad it is) to take everything out and deep clean your fridge. Got no time or patience to tackle this cleaning task? Don’t worry! You can book a home cleaning service to do this dirty work for you.
Be Mindful of Kitchen Rags and Carpets
Soft surfaces can soak up kitchen odors. If you use rags and microfiber cloths for cleaning up spills and messes, make it a habit to throw them in the washer at the end of the day. Add a cup of vinegar to the last rinse. Do not use fabric conditioner because that ruins their absorbency property. Hang them to dry under the sun or put them in the dryer.
On the other hand, sprinkle baking soda to refresh carpets and rugs in the kitchen after vacuuming food crumbs, dust, and debris. Finally, get your carpet professionally cleaned every once in a while for optimum results.
Book a Home Cleaning Service for a Sparkling Clean Kitchen
Here’s probably the best kitchen cleaning tip for busy people: outsource it! Keeping your kitchen picture-perfect and smelling great all the time may seem too good to be true. But in reality, it’s a lot easier with the help of a reliable, professional home cleaning service.
Luckily, there’s FreshSpace Cleaning to help you! We offer top-notch cleaning services in Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, and Jacksonville. We have the best team of professional house cleaners — all insured, bonded, and carefully referenced and background-checked for your peace of mind. Whatever your cleaning needs may be, we got you. We offer flexible, no-contract cleaning services, such as:
- One-time or regular residential cleaning
- Deep cleaning services
- Post-construction cleaning
- Move-in/move-out cleaning
- Additional deep cleaning service — perfect for cleaning inside the fridge or oven
So look forward to spending more time in a fab and fresh-smelling kitchen every day. Book a home cleaning today!