Today we will be wrapping up this house cleaning series. Once you are done with today’s tasks, you will be finished with the kitchen cleaning and the challenge as well!
Aren’t you excited?
Day 29: Deep Clean Small Appliances
Your task for today is to deep clean all your small appliances – The stove, mixer, rice cooker, blender, toaster, and any other small appliance that you may have in you kitchen.
Don’t let the list of appliances that need cleaning overwhelm you. All you need is a few minutes to get your appliances looking as good as new, especially if you have been quick cleaning them daily/weekly.
If you don’t have the time to clean them all, just focus on the ones you use more often. Move on to the others if you have some extra time on your hands.
Now is also a good time to evaluate which appliances you really use and need, and which you can get rid of.
So, whatever you do, don’t get overwhelmed and work at your own pace. It doesn’t matter if you take a bit longer to complete the challenge.
Do whatever works for you – skip certain tasks, add others. But, just clean something!
Today’s Cleaning Plan
Daily Cleaning Tasks: Continue with your daily routine and use a checklist to make sure you are on track!!
Weekly Cleaning Tasks: Surface clean the Kitchen as part of your weekly routine.
Monthly Deep Cleaning tasks
- Deep Clean small appliances: Most appliances come with a user manual which specifies how to clean them. Follow these instructions carefully while cleaning your appliances.
Check out this post at Reader’s Digest that has some great ideas on How to Clean 8 of Your Trickiest Kitchen Appliances. Martha Stewart also shares some useful tips on cleaning kitchen appliances, right here.
Tips to remember during the 30 Day House Cleaning Challenge
- Before you begin, gather all the necessary tools and keep them ready. You could get yourself a cleaning caddy or just use a basket or box.
- Decide on a specific amount of time that you can/will spend cleaning and set a timer. Work as quickly as you can within this time and don’t get distracted. (Except if it’s an emergency of some kind!)
- Start cleaning from the top of the room and work your way down. This will prevent dust falling on surfaces that you have already cleaned.
- Work from one side of the room to the other side, in a systematic matter, so that you don’t miss any spots.
- When the timer goes off, stop working! You can catch up with what you have missed during your next cleaning session.
- Use checklists to track your progress and to ensure that you don’t miss out anything. Checklists are especially useful in instances where you cannot complete a task and need to reschedule it.
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