How to maintain a clean kitchen

Once you’ve built your dream kitchen, stopping it from turning into a crumb-filled nightmare can seem like a daunting task. Even with minimal time, however, keeping your kitchen clean is important.

Coming downstairs every morning to a spotless sink and floors with no flaws can be just the boost you need to get your day off to the best possible start. With that in mind, here is our guide to prioritising your kitchen cleansing:

Daily

Everyone knows that staying on top of dishes, sweeping, and worktops is essential for getting your kitchen sparkling, but it’s sometimes easier said than done. Doing dishes whilst you cook can really help you to get ahead, and putting heavily crusted pans in to soak as soon as they’ve been used means that they won’t need to be left overnight. Doing the drying or emptying the dishwasher is also vital, as is making sure that all worktops and sinks are wiped down at the end of every night. It will only take a few seconds, but will instantly make the kitchen look much better.

Weekly

Once a week, it is good to get to grips with your appliances. Clean the microwave inside and out, wipe down the fronts of the oven and dishwasher, and have a quick sort through the fridge. Mopping the floors is also a weekly requirement, but if you make it a habit you will quickly find it barely takes any effort at all. This means that you will soon feel much better about your kitchen space.

Monthly

These jobs are all a bit heavier, but if you make a timetable to do them you will quickly see the benefits. There are a number of appliances in your kitchen that can quickly accumulate smells, so items like the fridge, dishwasher, and oven should all be cleaned well once a month. It’s also a good idea to go through your freezer and cupboards to check use-by dates, and to see what needs to be thrown away.

Seasonally

Now we’re down to jobs that really don’t need to be done often, but will make a big difference if they get remembered. Cleaning under appliances is regularly forgotten, so a few times a year, make sure you pull out your big appliances and clean under them if you can. Wiping the freezer, along with cupboard tops, and throwing out any chipped or broken utensils will also help to make the kitchen feel fresher for longer.

If you can incorporate these things into your routine, you’ll soon be on the way to achieving hygiene heaven in your own kitchen.

Posted by Peter
January 21, 2015
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