The best advice to keeping your kitchen clean
The kitchen is the most used space in the house. Whether you cook every night or bake on the weekends, it’s natural for it to become messy. The reality is that your kitchen requires your attention every day; ignoring the dishes or failing to clean the surfaces can result in a much larger job on the weekend, and who wants to clean on the weekends? (not us!) Here are just a few ideas for keeping your kitchen clean and safe for the whole family.
Clean while you wait
If you find yourself waiting in the kitchen, make the most of your time. While you’re waiting for the kettle to boil, put the dishes away or unload the dishwasher, wipe down the stove or clean the kitchen counters. You’ll be surprised at how much you can get done in the time it takes for the kettle to boil or the chicken to defrost. These few minutes of cleaning will all help to keep the kitchen clean and tidy for a longer period of time. If you have a family, encourage them to do the same.
Clean up messes as soon as possible
This may be an obvious tip for keeping the kitchen clean, but life is rarely that simple, and spillages can be overlooked when rushing out the door. The truth is that cleaning up a kitchen spill as soon as it happens is much easier than cleaning it up a day later when it has dried-on gloop!
Clean as you go
This tip is my favorite. Cooking usually results in organized chaos, with every pan you own on the counter, the sink full of pots, and food everywhere. However, you can always find time to clean while you cook to keep the kitchen clean. Prepare a bowl of warm soapy water before you begin cooking, and while the food is cooking, put away any utensils you don’t need and wipe the surfaces. Once you’re finished with an ingredient, put it away.
Have a place for everything
Make sure that every pot, pan, knife, and spatula has a place in the kitchen. Keep all of your utensils in a pot or hang them up to dry. Organizing your kitchen will help keep it clean.
Vacuum the kitchen floor
Sweeping the kitchen floor is great when you need a quick clean, but you will most likely spread the dirt around the kitchen. Vacuuming, on the other hand, will ensure that you get into all of the corners of the kitchen, and using the vacuum every couple of days will help you keep the floors spotless.
Invest in a good splatter screen
You’re in for a treat if you’ve never heard of a splatter screen! A splatter screen (available at most supermarkets) prevents grease droplets from Friday night’s steak or Sunday morning’s pancakes from landing on your hob or splattering on your kitchen tiles. It’s a fantastic little gadget that will keep your kitchen clean when you’re cooking foods that like to jump out of the pan!
Make a plan and get everyone involved
That’s all you need to know about cleaning a kitchen. Hopefully, you are motivated to keep the kitchen clean, but in a few days, these tips will be a distant memory. If this is the case, it is a good idea to make a plan and involve your family or children. As a reward, assign them kitchen cleaning tasks.
You could also schedule kitchen cleaning chores for specific times of the day, such as putting dishes away while breakfast is cooking and washing up as soon as dinner is finished, so you always wake up to a clean kitchen.
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