Kitchen Maintenance

Rubbish Bin

  • Disinfect with an all-purpose cleaner.
  • Spray on both the inside and the outside and wipe with a clean cloth.


  • Scrub in a circular motion from the top to the drain with a cloth and cleaner.
  • Use an old toothbrush to remove any mold lurking in the edges of the drain or taps. Rinse the area.

Dish Rack

  • Soak in a sink filled with water and a little dishwashing liquid.
  • Scrub off food particles with an old toothbrush. Dry with a clean cloth.

Cabinets and Drawers

  • Empty, then vacuum with a brush attachment.
  • Wipe shelves with a cloth dampened with water and liquid soap.


  • Clean the countertops with a damp/microfiber cloth (depending of material – Seal natural stones regurarely).
  • Wet it with water and mild cleaner, and wipe the countertops using a circular motion. Then mist with water and wipe down with a clean cloth. Wash the tile backsplash using the same method.


  • Wipe down the outside with a cloth dampened with water and dish soap.
  • Move the refrigerator and vacuum behind and underneath it.
  • Remove food.
  • Store the frozen items in coolers. Refrigerated, perishable foods generally won’t spoil during the cleaning process if left at room temperature for under 2 hours.
  • Clean crispers and ice-maker bins.
  • Place in warm water with liquid soap and scrub. Empty ice maker (ice can absorb odors).
  • Clean doors, shelves and walls.
  • Vacuum food crumbs. Wipe with warm water.

Small Appliances

  • Clean with a damp cloth.
  • Moisten it with water and liquid soap.


  • Clean surface as directed (depending on material)


  • Clean the inside as directed.
  • When finished, wipe down the door and handles.


  • Sweep, working from the walls to the middle of the room.
  • To clean corners, blow out the dust with a hair dryer, then sweep up, or vacuum using a crevice attachment. Then mop in small sections, dipping the mop in a pail of clean water and detergent and squeezing out excess liquid in between each section.