Now that your living room is clean, it’s time to make your kitchen and bathroom truly shine. Our spring cleaning steps for these rooms are similar to the living room cleanup: declutter, dust, disinfect, and our personal favorite delegate. Let’s get started!
DECLUTTER & DISCARD
Remove anything from these rooms that doesn’t belong. Remember our mantra from last month: Don’t put it down. Put it away. Spend a quick 15-minutes getting rid of non-kitchen or bathroom essentials.
After decluttering, move on to discarding. Throw out any expired food, products, and things you no longer use. Combine things you have in multiples. For example, you really only need one bag of flour in the kitchen, not three half bags*. Consolidate these into a single canister to open up cabinet space. In the bathroom, put loose cotton balls, q-tips, and other items into a single container.
*Pro Tip: Do you regularly find yourself at the grocery store wondering if you have staple items (like flour) at home? Instead of purchasing more just in case, keep an inventory of these things in a note on your phone.
Before disinfecting countertops and cabinets, it’s a good idea to get rid of dust. Kitchens and bathrooms tend to have more forgotten spaces for dust to collect in between deep cleans. Add these areas to your checklist before moving on:
- Ceilings & wall corners
- Tops of cabinets (Don’t forget the medicine cabinet)
- Top of refrigerator & vent hood
- Air vents and fans
- Blinds or window treatments
Finish off your dusting adventure with a deep sweep.
This step is incredibly important in your kitchen and bathroom, two areas that act as little petri dishes for germs*. Remove and wash all appliance knobs, wipe down surfaces and cabinet pulls in both rooms. Pay extra attention to areas around sinks and the shower head as these are sometimes missed during regular cleanings. In the bathroom, disinfect soap dispensers, toothbrush holders, styling tools, even your perfume and cologne bottles.
Clean all cabinets and shelving from the inside out. Don’t forget about the walls! Kitchen walls may require extra attention to remove grease buildup and areas where food splashes onto the surface.
*Pro Tip: Before you begin disinfection mania, open a window or two and/or run the bathroom fan to ventilate the cleaning fumes.
Notice we didn’t mention disinfecting your tile or natural stone flooring in your kitchen and bathrooms? That’s because even the best mop job can’t remove deep-set stains and grime from your tile floors. It’s best to leave this spring cleaning job to the professionals, like Carpet Tech’s IICRC-certified team. Reach out to schedule these important cleaning services:
Tile & Stone
We are equipped to care for all materials including ceramic tile, linoleum, brick, saltillo, and natural stone. And we aren’t limited to just flooring. We can take care of your tile countertops and showers, too.
If you struggle to get your tile looking truly clean, your grout could be the problem. Scrubbing grout is a long process that requires a ton of elbow grease, and many times the end result is less than ideal. Fortunately, Carpet Tech has the right tools to make your grout look like new.
With our Turbo Tile and Grout Cleaner, we can give your grout the pressure washer treatment, removing any accumulated grime. To make the treatment last we also offer a sealing service. Sealing your grout will protect your rejuvenated floors and make future maintenance and cleaning easier.
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