If you've been following our Kitchen Cleaning and Organising lists you'll be looking for this.

Here is the Quarterly Kitchen List.  

 Quarterly Cleaning List

  • Take out any exhaust screens and wash them.
  • Clean your windows. Inside and Out.
  • Take down curtain or blinds to wash or at least wipe them down.
  • Clean light fittings and ceiling fans.
  • Empty the pantry: Go through all the boxes, containers and packets, sort them out re organise and check dates.
  • Clean all the surfaces. Shelves, walls, Inside and outside of doors.  Wash any containers, throw out unnecessary packaging.
  • Remove all the cutlery from the drawers and clean out the drawers and cutlery trays.
  • If you have pest control does it need changing?

Helpful tips

  • Its not hard to keep a kitchen clean and tidy you just have to organise it well, stick to it and do your daily and weekly cleaning. 

  • It’ll make the monthly and quarterly so much easier.

  • If you have a problem area – sort it out.  Find the problem and make the solution.

  • It will save you so much time.

  • Kids snacks taking over? Take them out of the outer boxes and packaging and store in neat jars or containers. 

  • Is the cutlery always out of control?  Get yourself some cutlery trays or containers for all the drawers and spend the time putting things away in the right spot.

  • Keep the spray cleaning product and a specific cleaning cloth on hand all the time. Get into the habit of cleaning a spill with the spray and cloth.  If the spill is food, raw egg, meat  etc  then use spray and paper towel of disinfectant cloths. 

  • If you haven’t used the tool, appliance, plate, mug whatever it is in the last year. Take it out of the kitchen – throw it out, donate it or put it in box packed and hidden away somewhere. 

  • Its taking up space and making an inefficient space. 

  • Wipe over all the sauce bottles, jam lids, salt and pepper shakers etc every time you put them back.Make it a habit. 

  • Organisation is the key if you need something to help keep the cans of food in order or you need an extra drawer or container in the pantry.  Get one, It will help you keep it clean and sorted. 

  • If something needs to be replaced then look at doing it. Chopping boards for example do come to stage where they need to be replaced. Dont just add another one to the kitchen - replace it.

  • These are just our guidelines, tips and practices. Use them as a guide to work out what works best for you.

  • We say spray cleaner. Use any cleaner you feel comfortable with.  Chemicals or homemade or whatever suits you best.


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