Keeping the kitchen, bathroom and toilet clean and sanitised is necessary, but takes a decent amount of effort, time and resources. This is made even more difficult if you have a bunch of other things to deal with. In such situations you need some useful cleaning advice and easy-to-follow cleaning plan.
In the kitchen
–Be systematic and start the cleaning process from one end of the kitchen and make your way clockwise or anticlockwise whichever you prefer; don’t clean here and there and don’t skip through chores as your results will turn out patchy.
-Pay enough cleaning attention to the kitchen sink – the sink is arguably the dirtiest spot in the kitchen, the average kitchen sink has more germs and bacteria growing on it than most toilet seats, keep that in mind and give it a good clean. If necessary, use a specially formulated antibacterial cleaning product (EPA disinfectants).
-The dishwasher is an appliance that needs a good clean too, run an empty (or self-cleaning) cycle adding a cup of undiluted bleach; you can also scrub the interior walls of the dishwasher with some baking soda to remove grime and slime built up in corners and gaps.
–Cleaning the oven has always been a dreaded but necessary cleaning chore, in order to keep the appliance relatively neat and easier to clean, place a non-stick oven liner on the oven bottom. The liner is easily removed and washed separately in the dishwasher.
-Don’t forget to disinfect and deodorise the kitchen rubbish bin, it is also one of the dirtiest and smelliest spots in the average kitchen.
In the wet rooms
-Mould growing on shower curtains is a common nuisance for many people. Stick the curtain in the washing machine with a few towels and run a full cycle, perhaps add a tiny bit of bleach. Mould should wash off easily.
-Use citric acid as a good alternative to strong solvents and aggressive chlorine cleaners used in the toilet. Citric acid will work quite well when you need to clean the toilet bowl and seat, plus the solution is nontoxic – important for people who keep pet animals.
–Always clean out drains in the toilet and bathroom, if necessary use a strong unclogging product but do the job right as when drains become clogged you have a potential bacterial disaster on your hands. Pour hot water down drains every few days so you don’t have to clean them chemically every week.