The kitchen is one of the busiest areas of the house. This makes it the place that’s most likely to become dirty and unhygienic. So how do you ensure your kitchen always looks sparkling clean? Many dread anything that has to do with cleaning the kitchen let alone the entire house.
But come to think of it, Keeping your surroundings clean does a lot to keep you from getting sick and also gives you the peace of mind that comes with living in tidy surroundings. So what are the best practices to keep your kitchen clean and hygienic? Here are some tips.
Clean up Right After Meals
Preparing meals tend to leave a trail of dirty utensils in its trail. Don’t wait until later to clean the dishes. The best thing about cleaning the dishes after every meal is that you don’t have to worry about dishes piling up in the sink. Plus the next time you want to prepare something, you’ll have clean utensils to use.
Be sure to wipe crumbs and debris on your stove, on the floors, tables, and on your counters after you are done doing the dishes.
Wipe Spills Immediately They Occur
There’s no telling when you’ll drop a full glass of wine or trip over a misplaced bucket of dirty water in the house. One sure and easy way of removing a spill is by wiping it off right away. Juice and wine spills tend to be the most problematic when left unattended even if only for a few minutes. They can stain fabric and take ages to come off.
Dirty water, on the other hand, can leave stains on your wooden floors or pose a slipping hazard for anyone who walks on the slippery tiled floors. To avoid inconvenience, how about thoroughly wiping off spills immediately they happen?
Clean the Refrigerator
The refrigerator is one of the most hazardous areas inside a kitchen if not properly cleaned. Bacteria, mold, and mildew can easily grow on the moist corners and surfaces of your fridge if you fail to clean it thoroughly and regularly.
Part of cleaning your fridge involves removing everything stored inside, cleaning every section and compartment, and cleaning everywhere using dish-washing soap and warm water. It also involves sorting and throwing out food that has gone bad or has been in the fridge for too long.
Commit to thoroughly cleaning your fridge once every month and you can bid good riddance to food poisoning, stomach infections, and other related health issues.
Sweep and Mop the Floors
A house where there are many people around needs to be swept and mopped daily. If it’s just you or two people then sweeping will do for a couple of days before you need to wash the floors. Cleaning the floors throughout your home allows you to get rid of dust, dirt, food particles, spills, and debris strewn all over the floors.
If left unchecked, an unclean floor makes the perfect place for pests and bacteria to multiply. Use soapy water to mop the floors especially in the mornings to leave your house looking spic and span through the day. Remember to brush the carpets, and tidy the sofa and other tapestries while you’re at it.
Develop a schedule
To ensure that your kitchen remain clean at all times, you may need to have a work-plan for maintenance. Of course, cleaning your kitchen when it’s messy with clutter of all sorts is a difficult task but when you keep a routine maintenance schedule, it becomes an easy task for you to accomplish the task without hassle. Don’t wait for the pile of of mess so that you come to do the hard task.
Get the right cleaning gear
When you are equipped for the task, it becomes easy for you to clean your kitchen without hassle. Some of the tools that you may need for cleaning include the vacuum mop cleaner, deep cleaning brush sets, dishcloth, among others. A robot vacuum cleaner would also be helpful for maintaining a clean kitchen to avoid more work that you would have done without it.
There are no two ways about cleaning your home. At the end of the day, it is the one place you spend the most time and should, therefore, remain clean, tidy, and habitable enough for you and your loved ones.
Above are some simple tips to help you manage and maintain your space.