It does not have to be a big task to maintain a clean and hygienic kitchen. So you ensure order and cleanliness with minimal effort.
Starting (and Finishing) with a Clean Slate
The easiest way to keep track of your kitchen is to put it back in a clean state after use. It's rare that your kitchen gets completely out of control after a single meal. When you let go of the little things, it suddenly feels overwhelming. With this in mind, you want to make an effort to get started on clean surfaces and clean dishes. If you wash dishes while completing a meal, you can be sure that it will not stacks and take over the entire kitchen. Once you have finished a meal, proceed as follows:
- Rinse all dishes. Whether you wash your dishes by hand or fill the dishwasher, do it as soon as possible. If you do not have a full load in the dishwasher, at least get the dirty dishes in and put it away from the counter.
- Clean the counters . Keeping the counters clean is one of many ways to prevent cross-contamination in your kitchen, whether you are worried about the spread of allergens or germs.
- Wipe the stove. Use half a mixture of white vinegar and water to remove soiling and dirt on your stove. Whether you've sprinkled something on it or just cooked a meal, there are definitely leftovers and debris to feed bacteria.
One more note to wash off: Immediately put it away. Use a cloth (to reduce waste) to dry handwashed dishes. When the dishwasher is done, put things away so you have room to refill (then no stacks of dirty dishes end up in the sink or on the counter). If the dishwasher or crockery basket is empty, you can use it again next time.
When you have finished washing, take a few minutes to wipe the sink. In this way, you also get rid of a number of germs, and you can use the washcloth or scrubber that you used for the dishes. Think of your sink as the last dish you wash every time.
Focus on Practical Storage
If you have an affinity to kitchen appliances, you know they can make your kitchen overcrowded and overcrowded, if not every appliance is overcrowded. While things like coffee pots, microwaves, toasters, and other everyday items may need a place on the counter or microwave cart, the blender, air fryer, and air popper may not have room for food preparation.
You can put your appliances in cupboards and organize everything else you store in your kitchen. Do not be afraid to store equipment deep if used only a few times a year. For example, if a device only comes out for Christmas baking, it's fine to park it somewhere out of the way. Keep food and crockery tidy so you can always find what you need when needed. Keep lids on storage containers if you have room, or provide a rack for storing lids so you can always find them.
Keep a kitchen junk drawer. What random things are in your kitchen? Additional ties, scissors, pens and paper for shopping lists and recipe notes, instruction manuals for your kitchen gadgets and everything else you need at a certain time in the kitchen, among others. The Kitchen Drawer Drawer is the perfect place for little things that are not anywhere else in cabinets or drawers. Without such a space, little things and little things just float around.
Use your pantry effectively.
If your home is blessed with a pantry, you can save a lot of space in your kitchen by storing all the food in the pantry. Store spices, sugar and even your coffee there. Pantries are not just for preserves and cereal boxes.
When adding new items to the pantry, be sure to sort them by expiration date. Allow food to run forward as fast as possible. Use them first and avoid food waste.
Spot Clean and Deep Clean
It is important to clean your kitchen every day on the spot where you use it. Only a few crumbs are needed to catch the attention of insects and critters, and spills and splashes are a breeding ground for bacteria. Take some time with each cook to clean your counters and other food preparation areas and clean them with bleach or other methods.
Depending on how much you cook, once a week or once a month, you can get a thorough clean in your house. This includes cleaning your oven (inside and outside), cleaning your fridge (this is the perfect time to throw away food that is no longer good), scrubbing your microwave thoroughly, cleaning the dishwasher, and cleaning your garbage.
Clean the environment of your oven, as grease spills everywhere. Vinegar is great for cutting fat.
To complete cleaning, sweep the kitchen floor and wipe. Vinegar and hot water, like your counter and hob, are a great solution ̵
Once you get used to regular cleaning, you will find that this is much quicker and easier. If you are only attacking the clutter that you created today, it will be much easier to work on than catching up on wild food for a week.