The kitchen is probably the most active room in the home. The majority of kitchens have at least two meals a day cooked within them, and for families across the world it’s the communal hub of the home where everyone meets after a long, hard day.
But that amount of activity comes at a price; the kitchen for all its benefits sees a lot of traffic on a daily basis, meaning it needs a constant vigil just to stay clean.
The more neglected the kitchen comes the dirtier it gets. The downsides to that are numerous; it can affect food preparation and cause long-term issues – worse, when aiming to clean a kitchen that hasn’t been cleaned in a while, it can become a nightmare task.
Thankfully there are some quick and easy tips available to help people keep their kitchens clean at all times, including:
Washing dishes straight after use
One of the most frustrating parts of the day is having to tackle a huge amount of dishes that have piled up in the sink. That time can be seriously reduced by giving dishes a quick wash straight after they’ve been used.
The same goes for food preparation. While some ingredients are being cooked in the oven or on the hob, use the extra waiting time to tidy the area and wash utensils, instead of waiting to do it all after the meal.
Schedule the basics
People that create a schedule and stick to it are more likely to keep a clean kitchen that they’re proud of. If they can honour that schedule daily and work out which tasks need the most attention then that should make the job a whole lot easier.
If basic tasks like wiping kitchen surfaces, doing dishes, sweeping, mopping, and more are all tied together into a manageable daily schedule then it leaves more time for tougher matters such as deep cleans.
Rate in order of importance
It also pays to rate chores and tasks in order of frequency and importance. Worktops for instance are used to prepare food regularly on a daily basis, so they’ll need a lot of regular attention to keep clean.
Does the bin need emptying every day? Or can it be emptied every other day if the rubbish is split into recyclable and non-recyclable materials? What about the oven; does it really need cleaning on a weekly basis, or will a deep clean once a month suffice?
When it comes to kitchen cleanliness a lot of people’s considerations will come down to how large the space actually is they have to clean.
If they have a large professional-style kitchen space then a proper schedule’s a great idea, but smaller kitchen spaces can probably get away with quicker cleans on the surface with deeper cleans at the weekends.
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