Cleaning the kitchen may be a time-consuming and tiresome process. However, there are a few things you can do to make this chore go more smoothly and develop excellent work routines which will make your life simpler.
To that end, here are some tips and tricks to keeping your kitchen clean and neat!
Understand the importance of prevention
Make sure you always remove stains as soon as they occur so that you do not accumulate too much work in one day. Likewise, see which kitchen utensils you do not use and remove them so that you have more space to work in the kitchen.
On the other hand, since the kitchen is a place that emanates various food smells all the time, it will attract insects and rodents that can spread bacteria in the kitchen and make it dirty.
To that end, make sure that you prevent insects from entering your kitchen and spoiling the food in it. For instance, you can set up a flytrap and a mousetrap to protect your family and yourself from other pests too. This way, your kitchen will be both cleaner and safer!
Keep it clean and organized
First of all, ensure that you keep all the cleaning things in one place. This is helpful in maintaining your kitchen clean and organized since you can waste a lot of time looking for everything you need for cleaning.
Wash the dishes effectively
Start by filling the sink with warm water and dish soap. Because the water will cool as you clean, it should be as warm as you can stand it. Next, scrape any remaining food from the plate and toss it in the garbage or shredder. Also, make sure you let the plates soak for some time.
Afterward, put all the dishes in the sink that the washing machine would have a hard time cleaning, starting with the dirtiest. Fill pans and other dishes that won’t fit in the sink with water and detergent and soak them on the worktop.
Pick up all of the trash in the kitchen while the dishes are soaking. After that, put anything in the box that doesn’t belong in the kitchen. Don’t start rearranging shelves and cabinets; simply place them where they go.
Next, wash the dishes or put them in the washing machine if they’ve been damp, and drain the water from the sink. Finally, wipe the counters, appliances, and sink with a clean towel and they will look shiny. Lastly, all sponges and hand towels should be thoroughly rinsed and let dry.
Clean with natural products
Natural products are effective, inexpensive, and do not endanger human health. For example, baking soda is the most non-corrosive cleaning product you may have at home. It eliminates smells and may be used to clean virtually all areas in the kitchen.
Vinegar is also handy; simply combine it with water to make a solution that can be used to clear spots from water, floors, cutting boards, and sinks; don’t worry about the smell; it goes away as soon as it dries!
By the same token, we recommend hydrogen peroxide, among other natural cleaners (add three tablespoons of peroxide in the dishwasher with detergent and your utensils will be sparkling and disinfected!). Herbal extracts, when combined with water, can be used for disinfection and a pleasant odor.
Remove all items from the refrigerator and the freezer at least once a month. Begin by taking everything out of them, and disconnecting the pieces. Afterward, combine one liter of water and two teaspoons of baking soda in a mixing bowl. Warm the water to let the soda dissolve more quickly.
After that, moisten the towels and wipe off the refrigerator shelves and the inside of the door, as well as the freezer. You will shortly see that the refrigerator and freezer will look new after using baking soda and water to remove stains and neutralize odors.
A complete cleaning takes around 10 minutes, all to keep the food fresh and healthy in the cooling machines. Also, remember never to use detergents on them since they will create an odor that will be absorbed by food later.
Cleaning using a microwave
In a microwave-safe dish, combine two teaspoons of lemon juice or vinegar with two cups of water; microwave for a few minutes. Remove the dish with care and clean with a kitchen towel. You can repeat this process with other appliances such as ovens and the like.
With the suggestions above, your kitchen will smell fresh, and you won’t have to spend hours washing it and harming your hands’ skin! What is more, you will enjoy cooking and food preparation more once your kitchen is shiny and clean. Therefore, make sure you put some of the advice into practice and make your kitchen cleaner today!