It is a good idea to dig deep and properly scrub the kitchen once or twice a year. What should you be doing on a daily basis? What stuff can you do for the rest of the year to ensure your kitchen is clean and organised? The article answers these questions.
Below are some great tips that are going to help you in keeping your kitchen clean daily without doing a lot of work in the process. You will notice that you get happier when doing this.
1. Starting With an Empty Sink and an Empty Dishwasher
This seems simple, but it is effective. Before you can start cooking, make sure your sink and dishwasher are empty. When you do this, you will be able to rinse and load messy dishes immediately instead of leaving them lying there for hours or even days.
2. Clean as You Go
Once you have an empty sink and dishwasher before cooking, you will find it much easier to clean as you go.
3. After You Wash the Dishes, Wash the Sink
Once you are done washing your dishes, make sure you wash the sink too. You will find this ritual to be soothing and satisfying and your sink will smell good and look clean. You will be left with a clean kitchen, and you will be feeling good too. Your dishes will not end up getting extra-greasy or gunky when they are on the sink, and this will save you time when you clean them. Don’t forget to clean your custom glass splashbacks to give your kitchen an extra shiny and clean feel.
4. Doing Maintenance Work on Cookware and Knives Once a Month
Need to get rid of the stains and rust spots from your pans and steel pots? Maybe you have noticed your knives have spots or rust, and you want them to shine like when you bought them. It is a good idea to do take stock of the items once a month then address any issues you notice. You will be able to deal with them early before things get out of control and you have to spend an entire day addressing it.
5. Oiling Your Cutting Board Every Month
You just need to take five minutes out of the month to do maintenance on your cutting boards. Do this too to your wooden spoons if you have them. You will end up saving a lot of time and money, and you will be replacing the items less often when you take good care of them.
6. Get the Right Cleaning Tools
There is nothing more heartbreaking more than getting ready to the cleaning and realising that you are not able to do it because you don’t have the cleaning tools needed, or you have to search for it in the house. There is no need of having 10 different kitchen cleaners clogging the space under the sink. You should just have the essentials so you can easily store them under the sink or cabinet. You will find it easier to get them when you want to clean.
7. Keeping the Countertops Clear and Cleaning Them Properly
If you have a messy countertop or a countertop that has a lot of things on it can leave your kitchen looking untidy and claustrophobic. Having a clear countertop is inspiring and invigorating. When you enter the kitchen with a clear countertop, you will feel like it is inviting you to cook, while a messy one will leave you feeling like the kitchen is not ready for use. Clear the things on the countertop and you will notice a difference.
8. Loving What You Love
This is a cleaning tip you can apply to other areas when in the kitchen. When you enjoy the kitchen, you will pay attention to those things making you happy and those that frustrate you, giving you the chance of fixing them. It means taking good care of your utensils, even if you did not pay much for them. It means being open to new techniques, tips, and ideas, but it will also mean not being apologetic on how you clean, cook, shop, and feed yourself and the family, if it is working for you.