Following A Daily Kitchen Cleaning Routine
Kitchens are a room that need to be cleaned in form or another everyday, and this makes sense given all that is done there. It is a place to not only prepare meals, but spend time with your family. At times it keep seem like keeping it clean is a never ending job.
Creating a cleaning routine that you can stick to will keep you from feeling like you have lost control of the situation. Fortunately, there are ways to keep your kitchen clean if you follow these simple and easy to follow guidelines.
To get started, as you begin your day making your coffee you can use that time to empty your dishwasher or drying rack. This will make you feel as though you have a fresh start to your day. After everyone has completed breakfast you can then wipe down all surfaces that have been soiled and either hand wash your dishes, or place them in your dishwasher.
Next, make it a rule in your home that once everyone returns after their day that they are to empty out their lunch bags, throwing away all garbage and placing any washable containers in the dishwasher. This will ensure that when it comes time to start dinner your kitchen is ready.
While preparing dinner run your dishwasher and empty it. This frees it up for all of the dinner dishes that will need to be washed. If you have a dish or pan that will need extra attention soak it while you eat so that it is ready to be cleaned when the meal is over. After dinner place all dishes in the dishwasher and set it to run overnight, or wash them by hand and leave them to dry.
After that you will want to wipe down all surfaces, including counters and stove tops with a disinfecting cleaner. Also, do a quick check for any smudges or fingerprints left behind. You will also want to take out the garbage and replace bags to keep any foul smells to a minimum.
Remember that a kitchen looks its best when there is little to no clutter present, so take a few moments and organize everything. Ideally, you want everything lined up against the walls and back splashes. Don’t forget to wash out your sink and polish it, as well as giving the kitchen a quick sweep if need be. Finally, walk around, giving everything a final touch up, like straightening tea towels and replacing paper towels and napkins.
Taking these steps everyday will keep your kitchen in great shape and you will get to wake up to a freshly cleaned kitchen every morning. It is important not to beat yourself up if you miss something or skip a day, that is normal, but the key is to pick up where you left off so that you do not feel that you have completely lost control of the situation. It may seem like a chore to get into this routine, but once you do you will be grateful you had, as a clean kitchen will make you feel good and make everything you do in it easier.