One reality in any home is that the kitchen is one area that’s quite difficult to keep clean, neat, and tidy. The hub of activity that takes place in the kitchen never fails to ensure that there’s always some sort of mess to clean-up. The preparation and presence of food probably has a great deal to do why the kitchen can be such a difficult place to maintain. The preparation, consumption, and aftermath of cooked meals or snacking in addition to plates, cups, and utensils are likely to leave the area in a somewhat untidy state.
So how exactly do you go about maintaining the kitchen and keep it clean, neat, and tidy?
1. Make a Cleaning Roster
If you’re sharing a household with other members of the family or even flat sharing with friends, be sure to draw-up a cleaning roster so that everyone gets involved in the cleaning and tidying up. It’s not fair to leave the kitchen cleaning to just one specific person, like your mother.
2. Have Sufficient Storage Areas
The problem for many kitchens is containing clutter. Thus, having sufficient storage spaces to keep all of your items is vital. For instance, utilize kitchen cabinets, jars, and counter/ceiling hangers to minimize the amount of unnecessary clutter that can appear on your kitchen countertops.
3. Post Inspirational Notices
To remind everyone who makes use of the kitchen of their responsibilities, small cleverly-positioned notices or mini-posters on the fridge or kitchen cupboard can act as a piece of inspiration for people to keep the kitchen tidy.
4. Have Clean-up Products Handy
Always be sure that you’re properly stocked up on cleaning products that will help you to manage and control any type of mess or spill. Cleansing wipes, kitchen towels, disinfectant sprays, a dust-pan, brush, broom, and a mop are amongst the essentials that you should always have at hand should you suddenly need them. Take special note that pets love to hang out in the kitchen because that’s where the food comes from.
5. CLAYGO (CLean As You Go)
One of the most productive and time effective ways of keeping a kitchen clean is to clean while you’re doing something in the kitchen, like cooking. Instead of leaving all of your pots, pans and other equipment in a heap to the side as you prepare a meal, use time in between cooking to clean-up your surfaces and wash the dishes.