Tips to Clean Your Kitchen Less Often, and Enjoy It Way More
It is important to deep clean your kitchen once or twice a year, but this should not be the only time you clean your kitchen. Cleaning your kitchen on a daily basis is also very important. So, what can you do to ensure that you have a clean kitchen throughout the year?
This article is going to answer your question so read on to find out how. The tips you will find in this article will make it easier for you to clean your kitchen on a daily basis, and I hope they will teach you to enjoy cleaning your kitchen. That said, here are the tips:
1. Ensure That Your Sink and Dishwasher are Empty Before Cooking
This is a simple but smart suggestion. Ensuring that your sink and dishwasher are empty before you cook will keep your kitchen clean, as it will make you rinse and load messy dishes and tools right away rather than wash them later (which can be a few hours or even days).
2. Clean as You Go
After ensuring that your sink and dishwasher are empty before you start cooking, cleaning as you go will become very easy. This is because of the fact that you will not have a lot of dishes to clean.
3. Remember to Wash Your Sink after Washing Your Dishes
After every dishwashing session, wash your kitchen sink. This is very important as it will keep your kitchen sink clean and make it smell good. In addition, washing your sink after washing your dishes will prevent dishes from becoming gunky or extra-greasy when you place them on your sink hence making it easy for you to wash your dishes.
4. Do Maintenance Work on Your Knives and Cookware Once a Month
Once a month, it is good to check your knives and cookware for burnt-on stains, rust, or polish that needs to be removed. Your knives and cookware should always be shiny and look new. So, once a month, ensure that you work on them before any problems affecting your knives and cookware worsen and get out of control and force you to spend a lot of time trying to clean them.
5. Oil Your Wooden Cutting Board Once a Month
Oiling a wooden cutting board keeps your boards in tip-top condition. And the good news is that oiling a cutting board does not take much time. It only takes 5 minutes and then you are done. In addition, you only have to oil your cutting board once a month. You can also oil your wooden spoons. Oiling will help you save money as you will not have to replace your cutting boards or wooden spoons more often as well maintained boards and wooden spoons last for a long time.
6. Keep the Cleaning Tools You Need Close By
Ensuring that the cleaning or maintenance tools you need to do cleaning or maintenance work are close by before you start doing the work will prevent you from running around your house looking for the tools you need. It can also help you ensure that you have everything you need for the job to avoid getting ready only to realise that you don’t have the tools needed.
You need to also avoid having different kitchen cleaners that you may not use any time soon under your sink. Instead, only store the essentials neatly under your sink or in a cabinet that is easily accessible.
7. Clear and Clean Your Countertops
Cluttered and messy countertops can make a kitchen look disorganised and untidy. Clutter-free countertops, on the other hand, make a kitchen look beautiful. Clear countertops also make you feel like cooking while messy ones make you feel like the kitchen is not ready for you. Just clear your countertops and see it for yourself.
8. Love What You Love
This is more of an overall life tip and less of a cleaning tip. To enjoy your kitchen, you should pay attention to those things that make you feel happy in your kitchen and the things that frustrate you, to fix them.
For instance, it could mean getting nice glass splashbacks or keeping 7 crocks of wooden spoons even if your friends believe that these spoons are overkill. It means becoming open-minded and embracing new tips, ideas, and techniques. It also means never apologising for the way you clean, cook, shop and feed yourself or your family, if what you do works for you.