Keeping your kitchen clean is one of life’s tasks that never seems to end. The moment it is spotless- you need to cook dinner, and you can forget it staying clean for longer than 3 minutes if you have children in the house too! So, you might ask, “What can I do?”. Worry not because there are some clever little tips that can help you stay on top of things even if you feel like you are drowning in the dishes. Let’s get into some great tips for keeping your kitchen clean.
Get A Routine in Place
Cleaning your kitchen when you feel like it is probably not going to get you very far unless you are Monica from Friends. Having a routine in place can help you keep on top of your kitchen as it happens, rather than waiting for everything to pile up and it feel like an impossible task.
Break down your cleaning into daily chunks of small tasks, such as wiping countertops in the morning and sweeping the floor in the evening. Then you can have a “deep clean” day for when you need to do the dreaded tasks like scrubbing the oven.
Clean as You Go
Cleaning as you go is perhaps one of the more simple rules when it comes to keeping your kitchen tidy. The idea is not to let everything pile up and to wash and clean as you use the space. For example, wash frying pans as soon as you are finished with them instead of ‘leaving them to soak’. Cleaning up any spills, especially with food or drink that stains, can help prevent the worst of the damage, too – so try and get to them as soon as possible.
One of the things you can do to make this easier is to invest in materials that are easily wipeable. For example, having strategic wipeable materials in place, such as stylish kitchen splashbacks glass, means you can protect your wall paint or paper and easily clean any oil or sauce off the side.
Not only can clutter make your kitchen look messy and create more obstacles than you want to contend with when you are trying to cook spaghetti bolognese, but it can also make it difficult to keep clean. Every week or so, get rid of the stuff you don’t need or use anymore, along with that jar of pickles in the fridge that expired in 2017, and give yourself more space and room for the things you do need.
Pay Attention to the Sink
The sink is the place that you use to get things spick and span, but it can harbor a worrying amount of bacteria and odors if not properly cleaned. Make sure to keep it clean and sanitize your sink regularly- using bleach mixed with water works well. Don’t forget to clean the drain and garbage disposal if you have one as well. Doing so will help you avoid any cross-contamination.