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Let’s talk about the things that I did not think about when we moved into this home: White kitchen cabinets. White bathroom cabinets. White doors. White trim. Do you sense a theme here?
When you have kids in the house, your kitchen takes a beating. And with white cabinets, every little thing shows! There are days when I’m cleaning my kitchen, and I think back to my kid-free days. Back then, cleaning my kitchen was barely an issue. Now, I find myself wondering what that mystery substance is that has appeared on the cabinet in front of the trash can. Every. Single. Day.
Kitchen Cleaning Routine + Tips for Success
1 – Keep Flat Surfaces Clear
I cannot emphasize this enough, especially in the kitchen. Get papers off the counters, and create a family command center, perhaps. If you have to keep things on the counter, stow them away in a basket or other enclosed storage solution. This makes it faster and easier to wipe down counters.
2 – Use the Right Tools
I often find myself juggling between a sponge and a washcloth when cleaning counters and the sink. You know what I’m talking about – that blob of dried sauce on the stove top, or jelly that a little kitchen helper left behind.
Well, juggle no more. Scotch-Brite® Scrubbing Dish Cloths take cleaning to a whole new level. These fully washable and reusable cloths have scrubbing dots technology, giving them scratch-free scrubbing power.
My 1-Stop Natural All Purpose Cleaner
And what’s my go-to natural all purpose cleaner? It’s so simple, yet so effective. I just mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. It disinfects surfaces and keeps our cabinets looking fantastic. It also removes stains really well – coffee stains on white mugs are no match!
3 – Find Your Daily Routine
Wipe down surfaces and the sink daily. I’m not talking about anything crazy. Just a quick, 30-second wipe down of surfaces that get used every day. … after dinner dishes are done? Or later in the evening after the kids have gone to bed? I prefer to do this in the evening, since it’s so nice to wake up to a clean house!