Here Are All The Most Commonly Forgotten Places To Clean In The Kitchen And Exactly How To Tackle Them

Konstantin Yuganov - - illustrative purposes only, not the actual person

The kitchen is a bustling hub of culinary creativity. As a result, it also can become the center of chaos.

While you might diligently wipe down countertops and scrub pots, certain corners of your kitchen are neglected during your cleaning routine, and various nooks and crannies are left untouched. As they fade into the background, they silently accumulate germs and grime that can be hazardous to your health.

Whether you genuinely overlooked these spaces or are subconsciously avoiding them altogether, the fact remains: they demand your attention. In order to maintain a truly pristine kitchen, every inch of it should be gleaming. Here are some of the most forgotten areas in your kitchen that need to be cleaned regularly.

Cutting Boards

When they’re not properly or frequently cleaned, both wooden and plastic cutting boards can harbor bacteria and unpleasant smells. After each use, cutting boards should be washed with hot, soapy water.

Cabinet Tops And Other High Surfaces

The tops of cabinets and other high surfaces, such as shelves and light fixtures, are often overlooked because they’re out of the line of sight. Therefore, they tend to gather a layer of dust and grease. Use a stepladder or a stool to reach these spots. Wiping them down on a regular basis can make a major difference in the overall cleanliness of your kitchen.

Garbage Cans

These receptacles keep your garbage contained, but that also means they’re prone to collecting stale odors and gross bacteria. Give your garbage can a thorough cleaning once in a while by wiping down its exterior and interior with a disinfectant. Consider adding baking soda to keep it smelling fresh.

Konstantin Yuganov – – illustrative purposes only, not the actual person

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