Kitchen Clean and Deep Clean Task Lists

Having given the kitchen a thorough post mouse clean and de-clutter and resolved to do a deep clean of it every two months, I thought it would be useful for me to have the list somewhere.

I will be the first to admit that the whole ‘mice loose in the kitchen’ episode has made me more that a little paranoid and it’s going to be a good long while before I lose that, so these lists may seem over the top to everyone else but this is what I need to do to feel better. Also you should note that these lists are the ideal, what I will start doing when I’m sure the mice aren’t getting in any more. Currently, I’m not, so I’m clearing and bleaching counters every night and cleaning them before I use them and sweeping and mopping the floor every night.

Daily

  • Washing up done and dried and put away
  • Floor swept
  • Counters and cooker cleaned

Every other day

Weekly

  • Floor mopped
  • Everything on counters moved, counters cleaned and bleached
  • Recycling boxes emptied and wiped out
  • Rubbish bin changed and wiped clean
  • Fridge cleaned
  • Tea towels and wipe up clothes hot washed

Once a month

  • Oven Cleaned
  • Rubbish bin changed and washed
  • Recycling boxes emptied and washed
  • Baseboards removed and cleaned

Every other month deep clean

  • Everything on counters moved and cleaned
  • Counters cleaned and bleached
  • Cupboards emptied and cleaned
  • Drawers emptied and cleaned
  • Everything on shelves and shelves washed
  • Everything on top of fridge moved and top of fridge cleaned
  • Freezer defrosted and cleaned
  • Kettle de-scaled
  • Toaster cleaned

Every 3 to 4 months

  • Assuming that the mouse bait and traps haven’t gone off (in which case, I’ll be doing most of the weekly stuff daily and the other stuff weekly), reset and replace

I don’t think I’ll ever take being vermin free for granted again and I may even need to assign a bleach and mouse poison line to my budget! As I go on with this, I’ll probably find that some of this has to be done more or less often and/or there are tasks that I’ll need to add as I go.

If anyone wants to let me know what they do, what works for them or anything that they think I’ve missed, do chime in below!

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