No matter what size your kitchen may be, all kitchens are bound to get dirty over time. In this article, we will discuss how to keep your kitchen clean and maintained each time you use it, the smart way. Let’s face it, who wants to spend hours of their day deep cleaning their kitchen when you can keep your kitchen cleaned on a daily basis doing less work?
In a New York Times featured article titled “A Smarter Way to Clean Your Home”, experts suggest to first and foremost always keep your dishes clean. If you struggle to keep your sink free of dishes, the article suggests to simply “set a timer before you begin washing the dishes and make note of how long it took to clean up. If you know the task will take just minutes to complete, it will be less difficult to convince yourself to take care of those dishes now”.
Additionally, if you own a dishwasher, it may be helpful to load your dishes from back to front saving you time and efficiency. Before you begin any cleaning, or cooking, ensure that all dishes have been washed, or loaded, and keep your sink empty and clean. Kitchen sinks along with the sponges thrive off of bacteria and germs. Be sure to clean your sink with antibacterial disinfectant or an all-purpose cleaner to completely eliminate germs and odors!
Overtime, sponges need to be replaced or cleaned (rather frequently). You can clean your dishwashing sponges by putting them in the microwave. First, get the sponge wet and simply microwave it for a couple of minutes. Careful, as your sponge will be very hot. Furthermore, the sponge holder may also need to be cleaned as well.
Once the dishes, sink, and sponges have been cleaned, proceed to keep your countertops and stovetops clean. Using an all-purpose cleaner should suffice however stove tops could require a scrubbing pad that is scratch-free with a stovetop cleaner. You’ll always want to scrub with the grain to avoid scratching and always scrub gently. A helpful tip is to clean as you go! While you are cooking in the kitchen, ensure that you are wiping down countertops, washing cutting boards or unused utensils as you go. Once your meal is ready, you can simply enjoy your meal and only worry about cleaning a few plates and pans.
If your kitchen needs to be cleaned, there are kitchen cleaning services available such as Maid OK. Maid OK offers three cleaning packages to choose from depending on how much deep cleaning you need for your kitchen and home. Check out Maid OK’s cleaning packages for more information.