Sunday, yesterday, I wasn’t able to post. I was just too gosh darn tired after a full week and I wanted to sit down when I finally got home and just veg on a good movie. Reason I was so tired was Sunday is deep cleaning day. The grime has built up for the week and it’s time to do unfun jobs such as boiling out a fryer, or taking down the grates over the stove and degreasing them.
For me, I avoid most deep cleaning days. Haha, but it’s only because I’m not on the schedule. However, I have deep cleaned a lot especially because back in the late spring and early summer, it was required every night. Well, maybe not the fryer or hood, but definitely all the floors and drains and such. The floors get swept really well then degreaser gets poured on the floor and finally they get sprayed down with a hose and very hot water.
The grime gets powerwashed off the floors and the spots in the corners. The weekly grime is lifted off and the kitchen suddenly doesn’t smell like a kitchen, but a very humid clean environment.
All the stainless shelves are wiped clean, and spots that get left during the week are suddenly back to rights. Granted, after I finished yesterday and was showing off the perfect space to my GM Sassy Girl, I found spots that weren’t quite up to par…. oops. And of course she would see them. But the general grime was off the floor. The kitchen actually looks a heck of a lot better than I have seen it in weeks.
Back when Micha and I were closing together, it looked like it does now, every night. I sometimes miss the spraying down of the floors every time we close; the steam billowing up and feeling damp and like you are in the tropics. Just picture steam billowing out of a door with the lights back lit into the cold night air. The sharp but pleasant smell of cleaners and knowing that everything is spotless.
I can’t say as I miss the back breaking work. I am so exhausted today with only one day off before it all begins again. And I will say that the walkin did not get wiped down to its full potential, but since I will be in and out of it putting produce away tomorrow…. well then, I’ll make sure it’s more clean when I’m done.