17 Easy Ways to Deep Clean & Organize Your Kitchen

kitchen-cleaningBecause we use our kitchens so often, it can be quite difficult to find a window of time to really scrub it down. But, if there’s one place we want to keep clean and sanitary in our homes, it’s the kitchen. Neglect to clean and sanitize your kitchen properly and you’ll likely find yourself—and whoever else you are feeding—getting very ill as a result.

Here at Universal Cleaning Company in the Flower Mound, Texas area, we recommend that our home owners plan a time to deep clean the kitchen far in advance. Pick a day that the kids are away at school and you’re at home. It will probably be most convenient to begin cleaning your kitchen immediately after you eat lunch, so you have a full stomach and plenty of time to get the job done before it’s dinner time.

Now that you have an idea of how to find the time, it’s time to find out the best ways to deep clean your kitchen.



Freshen the fridge with baking soda and hot water.

















After a while, the refrigerator can get a funky smell to it that eventually affects the taste of food and drinks. Avoid cleaning the fridge with detergents or soaps, as they can affect the taste of food as well. Use a simple mixture of baking soda and hot water for the best, odorless clean.


Wash-out the dishwasher with lemon Kool-Aid.















Because of the citric acid in lemon-flavored Kool-Aid, it will clean your dishwasher as good as or better than other cleaning solutions. Be sure the dishwasher is empty before you get started!


A soap-and-water blend is just what you need to clean your blender.















Cleaning your blender is as simple as turning it on! Simply fill it with a mixture of soap and water, turn it on for a bit, empty it out and you’ve got a clean blender.


Clean out your trash can the old fashioned way.


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The trash can is one of the dirtiest places in our kitchen, for obvious reasons. Get rid of the smelly grime by taking it outside and rinsing it out with a water hose. Then, sprinkle some baking soda into the bottom and the smell is gone!


Organize your cleaners with an adjustable dowel rod.


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One of the biggest complaints we hear about kitchens is a lack of space. Make the most of your kitchen space by organizing efficiently and effectively!


Steam mop the floors.












If you don’t have a steam mop, now is the time to get one. These things make life much easier and make mopping effortless.


Replace your old kitchen towels.

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How long has it been since you’ve replaced your kitchen towels? Washing them is always a good idea to keep bacteria out of the kitchen, but there comes a time when it’s just time to replace them. It’s likely that there are more durable, absorbent options out there, too.


Clean cutting boards with salt and fresh-cut lemons.


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Remove residue from pans with a dryer sheet.
























Yep, it really is that easy. Just put a dryer sheet into some water to soak inside of the affected pan and the residue will come right off!


Use baking soda and water to restore your oven.




















Mix baking soda and water into a thick paste. Scrub your entire oven with this mixture (except for bare metal surfaces and the oven door), and let it sit overnight. The following day, the paste will be hardened and ready for removal. Use water to help with removal if necessary.


Clean the burners with ammonia.













Put your burners into a plastic bag with ammonia to get them squeaky clean. The burners will be cleaned with the fumes and not the actual liquid, so don’t use too much liquid. About 1/4 cup is recommended. After sitting in the bag overnight, the burners will be ready to be wiped clean.


Polish your sink with baking soda.













If you haven’t noticed, baking soda is an incredible (and safe) cleaning agent. Use it to clean and polish your dingy sink. With a little elbow grease, baking soda and patience, you’ll find your sink looks like new again.


Get rid of the garbage disposal stench.











Freeze pieces of sliced lemon into vinegar ice cubes. Send one down the disposal every few days to keep it spelling fresh and clean. It doesn’t get any easier than that!


Organize the fridge in a way that makes sense.













































Steam clean your microwave with water and lemon.














Fill a measuring cup with water. Add freshly-sliced lemons and microwave for about two or three minutes. Let the measuring cup sit inside the microwave for five minutes and begin wiping the inside of the microwave. The grease and grime should come right off.


Use vinegar and water to clean the coffee maker.













All it takes is one part water, one part vinegar through your coffee maker and it’s good as new.


Polish stainless steel with olive oil.













Just dab a couple of drops of the oil onto a lint-free cloth and wipe away any fingerprints, smudges, or residues. Your appliances will look flawless and shiny!


We hope you will put our kitchen cleaning tips to good use in the very near future. If you would like to have a spotless kitchen, but just can’t find the time, you can drop us a line at (940) 735-6672, schedule an appointment here on our website, or email us from the contact page. We’d love nothing more than to restore your Flower Mound or Denton County home to it’s spotless potential!

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