Kitchen deep-cleaning tips

Woman cleaning the kitchenThe kitchen is the heart and centre of your home and deserves extra attention when you are planning to move out. Below is a more detailed guide outlining how to give yours a thoroughly deep cleaning for the next family that will call this place “home.”

A guide to making your kitchen move-in ready for the next family.

Step 1:

Invest in a few pairs of protective dish-washing gloves and fill your sink with warm water and add dish detergent.

Step 2:

Remove all shelves and drawers from the fridge and place them into the dishwasher (if you do not have a dishwasher, unfortunately you will have to wash them by hand).  Dip a sponge into the water and wipe down the interior of the fridge. Dry everything before placing them back into the fridge.

Step 3:

Use an oven cleaner to wipe down the racks of the oven. Wipe away all dried particles and clean the grates and the broiler sheets. Make sure the light bulb in the overhead hood is in working condition. Repeat the process until the oven is completely clean. If you are averse to using chemicals, you can use a combination of baking soda and warm water to clean the oven.

Step 4:

Use a multi-purpose cleaner and wipe down the interior and exterior of the cabinets.

Step 5:

Check to make sure all light fixtures are clean and do not have any dead insects in them (unfortunately, they typically do).  Wipe them down carefully and do not put them in your dishwasher.

Step 6:

Wipe down all surfaces of the fridge, stove range, countertops, dishwasher, microwave and any other appliances provided in your home.

Step 7:

Drain the water from the sink, and clean the sink and wipe down the faucet. You can put your old toothbrush to use for scrubbing around the edges of fixtures and the sink.

Step 8:

Sweep and mop the floor.

We hope that this guide helps you get your kitchen squeaky clean and ready for its next owner. If you are relocating within the Greater Vancouver area, we offer a free estimate and look forward to being part of your next local move!