2013 FOCUS - Kitchen - 10/14/13 - Fourth Round

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2013 FOCUS - Kitchen - 10/14/13 - Fourth Round

Postby Harriet » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:33 am

Here are Indiana's steps to a clean kitchen, from February 28, 2009

As we continue to maintain our homes, the key is maintaining our homes through out the year instead of a full deep cleaning once or twice a year.

Adjust the outdoors to fit your home.

Not all the things listed need to be done this round. Some may be done daily, weekly, monthly, every 3 or 6 months or yearly. Look at each area with fresh eyes to see what should be done this round.

Kitchen

Clean as you cook - daily
Wipe up spills while fresh in kitchen - daily
Sweep kitchen floor - daily
Ceiling and corners - quarterly
Ceiling light - quarterly
Walls - quarterly
Doors and hardware – weekly (finger prints), quarterly
Door and floor trim - quarterly
Light switch - weekly
Dust lights - weekly
Dust pictures - weekly
Dust decorations – weekly
Wash decorations – quarterly if needed
Cold/hot air vents - quarterly
Window – quarterly if needed
Window treatments - annual
Dust furniture - weekly
Closet/pantry -quarterly
Floor – weekly
Throw rugs – weekly if needed
Drawers, cupboards, and shelves – quarterly if needed
Expiration dates
Discard foods and beverages past their prime - weekly.
Flush drain with boiling water - weekly
Wipe surfaces, including sink, countertops, the outside of the ventilation hood, refrigerator, and cupboard doors - weekly.
Wipe the inside of the oven, microwave, refrigerator, freezer, and toaster oven - weekly
Wipe the inside and outside of trash and recycling bins weekly
Discard food in the freezer that’s past its prime - monthly.
Wash ventilation hood filters - monthly.
Clean hanging pot rack and polish copper - quarterly.
Clean ovens -quarterly.
Organize pantry, discarding expired food -quarterly.
Replace baking soda in refrigerator and freezer - quarterly.
Remove contents of cabinets and clean interiors - quarterly.
Wipe kitchen ceiling - quarterly.
Wipe the inside of the refrigerator - quarterly.
Repairs – either repair or put on a list for the future
Buy – replacements or something new if needed
Declutter – living room (next focus area) and post accomplishments in Harriet’s declutter thread. This is a great opportunity and will make maintaining the living room easier.

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Re: 2013 FOCUS - Kitchen - 2/25/13 - First Round

Postby Harriet » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:58 pm

Gave the kitchen a good once-over this week, finishing up with that today just before a small birthday party held here, so that was helpful. The first of the month came around, so the sink got it's first-of-month scrubbing right before tossing the old scrubber sponge for a new one. Not long after it's cleaning, we did have a boil-over in the microwave, so that is back to needing work! Oh well! I'm keeping areas clean with more regular attention, I think.

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Re: 2013 FOCUS - Kitchen - 5/13/13 - Second Round

Postby BookSaver » Mon May 13, 2013 10:02 am

Second round in the kitchen is coming at a good time for me.

Having this as the Focus area for the week gives me the needed push to really scrub the floor all the way into the corners.

Also the top of the refrigerator needs attention, as well as the counter behind toaster and breadbox. You know, those places that "but first" need things moved out of the way before they can be deep cleaned.

We're supposed to have a couple of sunny days in a row. That will make it easier to clean. 8-)

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Re: 2013 FOCUS - Kitchen - 7/29/13 - Third Round

Postby BookSaver » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:19 am

Kitchen 3rd round.

Looks like my refrigerator needs a thorough cleaning this time.

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Re: 2013 FOCUS - Kitchen - 7/29/13 - Third Round

Postby Harriet » Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:44 pm

I could tell during our party over the weekend that my kitchen has needed more attention recently than it has gotten. However, I did deep clean countertops ahead of any company's arrival. Happy that cabinets and refrigerator had had a recent organization. A funny was that right before the party, one of the little boys could not get a shorts button undone :( :oops: and had an accident in the bathroom despite his best efforts to avoid it. So dd33 truly felt she had to do a load of laundry quickly. So we were in the kitchen preparing and eventually having a buffet... ... right beside the humming washing machine! Oh well, that's why a washer-dryer set near the kitchen of the home is a mixed blessing. Love it for the continuity of the Morning Dailies, not so much for unexpected problems! Needless to say, both dd33 and I have vowed to shop Goodwills for an assortment of elastic-waists for the boys.

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Re: 2013 FOCUS - Kitchen - 10/14/13 - Fourth Round

Postby Harriet » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:42 am

Our last main round of the year in our kitchens. I'm thankful I recently decluttered some of the countertops, so that those areas are a breeze to clean, but more effort is needed.

Do you tend to have more out on your countertops than you really need, causing them to be more time-consuming to clean? I remember on the old boards we used to have posts that gave a "tour" around the kitchen countertops listing every single thing that was there, and posters would be so honest! Toys often made their way into the list! :lol: ("Where did that yo-yo come from?") But it got us all thinking about whether we really needed everything "out".

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Re: 2013 FOCUS - Kitchen - 10/14/13 - Fourth Round

Postby blessedw2 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:11 am

great job on counter tops d harriet. I am here to get ready for the holidays
it is always a joy to be here with you!


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