We all know that the kitchen is often the most used space in your home and it's only natural for it to become cluttered or untidy. The fact is that your kitchen requires your care on a daily basis, and forgetting to wipe the surfaces or ignoring the dishes might result in a much larger task on the weekend.
And of course, we understand that not everybody is a clean freak or wants to spend every weekend cleaning the kitchen. So, to help you out, here are the top 6 tips to keep your kitchen looking new.
1. Clean as you wait
If you find yourself waiting in the kitchen, make the most of your time. While you're waiting for the kettle to boil, unload the dishwasher, put the dishes away, or clean the kitchen countertops. You'll be surprised at how much you can do in the time it takes for the chicken to thaw or the kettle to boil. These few minutes of cleaning will help to maintain the kitchen tidy and new for a longer period of time.
2. Clean the sink
It may seem self-evident, yet most of us still avoid it. But believe us, it is well worth the effort! Start by draining the sink water the moment you’re done washing the dishes. Don’t let a bowl of greasy or filthy water linger in your kitchen for a long time. It only takes a few seconds to pick up small pieces and nibbles lying around and throw them in the garbage.
Finally, disinfect the sink with a clean towel and a kitchen cleanser. You won't be sorry when you wake up in the morning to a fresh, tidy, and clean kitchen.
3. Clean up the spills
Again, this may seem like a no-brainer for keeping the kitchen clean or breathing new life into it, but it is rarely that straightforward, and spills might be overlooked when hurrying out the door.
However, cleaning up a kitchen spill as soon as it occurs is far easier than cleaning it up later when it has dried-on gloop, which is why we recommend tidying things up as soon as possible.
4. Yes, continue to clean some more as you go – clean clean clean!
Cooking, in our experience, usually devolves into orderly chaos, with every pan on the counter, pots piled high in the sink, and where did those food splatters come from? However, you can always find time to clean as you cook to keep the kitchen tidy.
Prepare a bowl of warm soapy water before you begin cooking, and while the dish is cooking, put away any tools you don't need and wash the surfaces.
5. Keep the food covered
Covering your food while cooking in the microwave is the simplest and most effective approach to avoid food splatters. To avoid food exploding in the microwave, use a piece of kitchen roll or a microwave cover that you can easily find at most supermarkets. Cleaning the microwave will be much easier with this simple procedure, and it will also help you keep the kitchen looking new.
6. Vacuum the kitchen floor
When you need a quick clean, sweeping the kitchen floor is fantastic, but you will most likely spread the dirt around instead of getting rid of it. Vacuuming, on the other hand, will guarantee that you get into all of the kitchen's nooks and crannies. Thus, using a vacuum cleaner every few days will help you stay on top of the kitchen's cleanliness.
A messy kitchen has the potential to nag you all day. You resolve to take action and finally do something about it, only to realise that it’ll take too much of your time. Don’t worry though; with these simple tips, your kitchen will look good as new in no time!
For more details, please contact us.