Having a professional step in to clean the grout and tile in your kitchen can be extremely beneficial to your home. It can save you time, make your tile look new, and add to the overall lifespan of your tile.
Having an out-of-use kitchen due to a scheduled grout and tile cleaning job can be frustrating. But with the free time you gain and the joy you experience from a new kitchen, this is the time to do something fun or reorganize the clutter that has taken over.
Make this time worthwhile by implementing the popular KonMari method into your kitchen space. We want to help make your professional grout and tile cleaning time well spent. So, here are a few ways to make the most of your time and spark joy during your cleaning.
1. Plan an evening meal out since the kitchen is out of use.
After a professional grout and tile cleaning, your kitchen might be out of use. Sometimes, the products need time to set in or your kitchen needs to dry.
Who doesn’t love eating out? Having a decommissioned kitchen is the perfect time to take the family out for a fun meal. The cleaning process often has to sit even after the professionals leave so their work has time to cure. This can be especially true when your professional has performed a grout sealing to enhance the cleaning process.
Get the kids involved in choosing a fun restaurant everyone can enjoy. Or plan a nice date night with your significant other. If you have kids, try to schedule them going to friends’ houses or with grandparents if possible. You can even consider a movie after dinner to make it a fun night that takes the stress out of cleaning and makes it a truly enjoyable experience.
2. Declutter everything.
Following the KonMari method, take the time to remove everything from the kitchen. Clear off countertops, and empty out drawers and cabinets. Put everything in a pile on your dining table, guest bed, or wherever it is easiest for you to sort.
You will need any areas around the tile you are having cleaned (countertops, floor, backsplash) completely cleared so the professionals can do their job.
Take the time to go through your belongings, releasing items you no longer need and organizing everything that sparks joy into categories. The KonMari method recommends getting bins and containers that you can use to organize your drawers and cabinets. Once your tile professional has gone, put everything back into the kitchen, organizing items in their containers and putting related items near one another. Make sure everything has a place.
For even more detailed cleaning and organization using the KonMari method, take some time to research her method and other helpful tips.
3. Do a fun project with the kids.
School’s almost out, which means summer break and free time for the kids. When your time is freed up from cleaning, you can utilize that time to do a fun project with the kids. If your kitchen is out of commission and you are going out to eat, utilize what would normally be dinner preparation to do a fun project with the children.
You’ll want to be present when the tech is in your home, so take some time to do a craft in the living room. Paint rocks; use Play-doh; or create jewelry. You can also take the kids outside to create a fort or play a sport.
4. Organize your digital recipes.
Cooking in a clean kitchen can actually be something that sparks joy in your life, especially when you have taken the time to organize your tools and belongings. Another great idea is to organize your recipes.
Taking paper recipes and making them digital or getting our already digital recipes organized into categories will make cooking that much easier and add to the joy you’ll receive from your clean kitchen.
5. Plan your grocery list and meal plan for the next week.
A decommissioned kitchen gives you time to do something you might think about but never get around to— like meal prep. Having your meals all planned in advance and only purchasing groceries you will need for those meals typically remains an idea we don’t act on. During your professional grout and tile cleaning is the perfect time to make the idea a reality.
Go through your organized recipes and plan out the meals you would like to have. Create a grocery list, trying to find recipes that will utilize the same ingredients. This will also help save you money.
Once you have your cleaned kitchen back in use, you can prepare all of your meals for the upcoming week, which will open up even more time during the days to come for other projects.
6. Organize another room or work on a project elsewhere.
Move your attention elsewhere. Allow the professionals to do their work while you tackle another area of your home.
If you were excited by organizing your kitchen, you can also take the time to apply the KonMari method to other areas of your home. Utilize this time to spark joy throughout your house. The result won’t end with a clean kitchen, but it will extend into other areas of your home.
Well-Maintained Kitchen Grout and Tile that Sparks Joy
Unlike many people think, it is not a waste of money to hire a professional. Beyond the amazing benefits a professional cleaning can add to your grout and tile, you end up with more time to do the things you love. Ask your tile professional for tips to help keep your luxury tile maintained after a cleaning.
See our grout and tile cleaning services to learn how our team can help transform your tile and free up your time for other valuable activities. If you’re ready for professional help, contact us to get a free in-home estimate and demo.