Since the kitchen is the heart of the home, and because a lot of messy cooking tasks are undertaken in there, it can often seem like a mammoth task to keep that particular room clean.
If you know what I mean, and you’re looking for tips to keep your kitchen clean, here are some tips that you may find useful…
Invest in storage
These days, lots of bespoke kitchens come with plenty of hidden storage space, which makes it easier to file your clutter away so that there is less stuff to clean. If you don’t happen to have a lot of in-built storage, and you aren’t getting a new kitchen installed any time soon, however, you may need to get a bit cleverer with your storage. From replacing kitchen benches with comfy storage ottomans to erecting shelves high up on the wall, anything you can do to hide/organise your kitchen clutter will make cleaning the room a whole lot easier.
Clean as you go along
It’s very simple, but if you clean and tidy things away as you go along, you will never be left with a mountain of dishes that need to be dealt with at the end of the day if you want a clean home, and because you will have more space available to work with as you cook, you‘ll be less prone to spilling and splashing things around, which means less scrubbing for you too.
Clean the sink right away
As quell as cleaning up pots and pans and putting stuff away as you go along, be sure to clean the sink as soon as you are finished using it. If you forget to do this, dirt and grease can quickly build up and start to look and smell bad. All it takes is a quick rinse and a wipe with your favourite cleaning products and you can avoid this happening.
Keep microwave food covered and microwave a lemon
If you’re microwaving something, ensure that it has a lid over it. This will prevent it from splashing, which means you won’t be scrubbing stains out later on. After microwaving, try placing a cut lemon into a small bowl of water and microwaving for 2-3 minutes, This will clean and freshen the microwave with no effort on your part, then you will just need to give it a quick wipe occasionally to keep it clean.
Use the vacuum
A lot of people think that sweeping and mopping the kitchen floor is the way to go, but when you sweep food debris like flour or toast crumbs. Although you will pick some of it up, you’ll end up doing little more than redistributing a lot of it to another location on the floor. If you have the time, vacuuming is way more effective, especially when followed by a quick mop.
Microwave cloths and sponges
Kitchen cloths and sponges can get grimy very quickly, which is bad news because they’re great at harbouring bacteria. Luckily, you can clean and kill the bacteria on them by simply microwaving them for 30-60 seconds every few days.
Keeping your kitchen clean really doesn’t have to be a major chore!