Kitchens and bathrooms are two of the most important rooms to clean in an office. Your regular cleaning routine may be enough for day to day use, but eventually you will probably want to spend some extra time getting down and dirty with these tiled disaster zones. In this guide, we’ll go over some spring cleaning tips for kitchens and bathrooms that you can use in the coming months.
Clean the Grout
The grout in the kitchen and bathroom turns into a trap for oils, spilled liquids, and other elements you may not want hanging out in your office or home. Most general cleaning practice do not involve thorough grout cleaning, so this may be the perfect time to scrub it down. If you have white grout, a thick cleaning product with bleach will work well to brighten the grout lines up to their former glory. If you have dark or colored grout, you will need to be a little more selective with your cleaning products.
A good formula for grout cleaner is 7 cups of water, ½ cup baking soda, 1/3 cup lemon juice or ammonia, and ¼ cup vinegar. Mix all of these in a spray bottle. Spray this mixture on the grout and let it sit for an hour. Then you can use a bristled brush to clean it off. You may need to mop well afterward to get rid of the excess cleaning solution on the surface.
Clean behind the Appliances
Chances are you don’t move your refrigerator or oven out often to clean underneath and behind it. Plan to do so during your spring cleaning. If your appliances are too heavy to move, use cleaning equipment that will reach in as many nooks and crannies as possible. At the very least, make sure you clean the top of tall appliances where dust is liable to pile up throughout the year.
Clean the Cabinet Shelves
Just because your cabinet doors stay shut throughout the day, it doesn’t mean that dust can’t get inside. Plan to clean off the shelves as part of your spring cleaning. Start on the top shelf and work your way down the row Remove everything from the shelf to clean. If you are moving dishes, you may want to put them in a location a safe distance away from the shelf to avoid getting the cleaning products on the dishes.
Clean out the Fridge
You probably clean out the food in your fridge more often than once a year, but you should still do this as part of your spring cleaning. This is especially true in a work environment, where people are less likely to notice a drink or set of food that has been sitting in the back for far too long. Get rid of anything that’s expired or something not good anymore, and clean off the refrigerator shelves in the process. This gives you a chance to reorganize the food that’s inside the fridge so you can avoid more messes in the future.