When cleaning kitchen furniture we must be very organized so as not to end up surrounded by useless utensils and expired products without knowing what to do. If you are going to do a thorough kitchen cleaning, you can not only focus on the countertops and appliances, but you should also check the interior of the cabinets and drawers, in addition to reviewing its surface.
So that it does not become tedious, we are going to teach you how to clean kitchen furniture step by step, efficiently and quickly.
How to keep kitchen furniture clean?
Before you start, clear the countertops and if you have a table, leave it empty too. This way you will have enough space to leave everything you take out of the cabinets and drawers. Also prepare a large bag in which to throw everything you discard.
If you don’t have much space, sweep the floor first and cover a cleared area with plastic or a tablecloth that you can wash later. In that corner you can also deposit all the household items, etc. that you take out of the furniture. Therefore you must make sure that it is a place that does not hinder the passage.
In case this solution does not convince you, you can always use the dining room table but you will have to enter and exit several times to transport everything.
Empty each piece of furniture
As you already imagined, the first step in this cleaning is to empty all the furniture 100%. Even the cupboard under the sink. Don’t let a drawer remain unopened.
Place everything you take out on the countertops and throw away what you find out of date or broken. If doing the cleaning you see objects that you no longer use but are in good condition and you want to get rid of them, remember that you can always donate, give them away or recycle them. In that case, reserve a bag for them or a corner on a counter.
Clean the interior of kitchen furniture
When everything is empty, it will be much easier for you to clean the interior of kitchen furniture, both the shelves and the inside of the cabinet doors. First, wipe a dry rag inside or kitchen paper to remove possible crumbs, dust, etc.
In case there is any residue of fat, you can use a degreasing product or a cloth moistened in warm water with a little bit of bicarbonate to make it easier to remove.
And finally, put warm water with a few drops of neutral soap in a basin or in the same sink and use the mixture to review the interior of the cabinets. They are usually made of plywood with a special laminate that protects them from moisture, dirt and grease. In case they are made of natural wood, use special cleaning products and also vinegar can help you to shine and disinfect the surface. Finally, dry all surfaces with a clean cloth or absorbent paper.
Sort all the content inside
When putting everything you have previously removed, remember that it is convenient that you get rid of what you no longer need/want/use. You will notice how you need less space now that there is a smaller amount of utensils, utensils or products.
But we have to focus now on how to position the interior of the cabinets and here the order is very important.
For food and drink, we recommend using the FIFO method (First-In, First-Out), that is, everything you use more frequently or every day, is closer to hand and also everything that expires before. This is on the top drawers and on the bottom shelves inside the cabinets. And of course, as far forward as possible, thus reserving the spaces at the back for what has a further expiration date in time. This method will help us to expire less food in the cupboards without realizing it and even to optimize the shopping list, because we will be aware of what we need to buy more urgently.
Likewise, everything you don’t use every day or less frequently, you can store on the highest shelves of the cabinets or at the bottom. For example, the pots and pans should be close at hand, near the fires to make it even more comfortable to handle ourselves in the kitchen. But the toaster, if you only use it on Sundays and very occasionally, can be stored on the last shelf of the cupboard furthest from the kitchen.
Cleaning kitchen furniture on the outside
Once everything is back in place, it’s time to clean the outside of kitchen furniture. In this case, their cleaning will depend on the material from which they are made.
In any case, the first thing you should do is remove the dust that may have accumulated on its surface. And in case the furniture does not reach the ceiling, remember to clean that area as well.
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