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.
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
Floor – weekly
Throw rugs – weekly if needed
Drawers, cupboards, and shelves – quarterly if needed
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.