Keeping a Clean Kitchen: Walls & Doors

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I’m going to give you a heads up now that there will be no kitchen cleaning task for December.  We all have enough going on with the holidays and will likely be doing extra cleaning anyway.

November’s task is to clean your walls, doors, and door frames.

A funny thing happens when I’m getting ready for company. I suddenly notice dirt that I don’t notice any other day.  The walls and doors in particular are a place where I notice it.

If you have kids, you know how easily walls get dirty.  There are hand prints and smudges, dirt from shoes and feet, and food.  Even with bigger kids, I am sometimes amazed at the places on the wall (or ceiling) where I find food.  I find myself wondering, “What were they doing!?!”  But that’s life with three boys!

Even if you don’t have kids, kitchen walls get splashed and spattered on when we cook and clean.  And if you have pets, they can leave their own mark on the walls.

household cleaner with rubber gloves bucket and sponge

Let’s Get Cleaning:

  • Use a good grease cutting cleaner like Simple Green along with a cloth or sponge to wipe down the walls, doors, and door frames.
  • Focus on problem areas such as hand level for kids, body level for pets, backsplash areas where you cook, and door handles.
  • If a little extra help is needed you can try using a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, but be careful.  It can remove paint.  Try a test spot in an obscure place and only rub lightly with it.

question markWhat are your wall cleaning tips?

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  1. Margaret says

    Oh, yes!! Catsup on the ceiling!! He was trying to smash a bug with a plastic carsup bottle. He finally cleaned it off.

  2. Kate says

    I encourage everyone to choose non-latex gloves for your cleaning jobs. Latex allergy is acquired through exposure. I used to use those yellow kitchen gloves years ago and get a mild transient rash that didn’t bother me but I now have to carry an epi-pen. :(

    As for the walls. I too clean mine from time to time with one of those cleaning wipes. Great for fingerprints and such.

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