Cleaning the kitchen on a daily basis is non-negotiable. Apart from being the heart of your home, it is also the place where you need to maintain high standards of hygiene as it is a food preparation area.
In order to save time you need to create a cleaning cycle that works for your family. The guideline below may need to be tweaked to suit your family dynamic. These cleaning tips will mean that maintaining a good standard of cleanliness will be a straightforward process. You will also find it a quicker and simpler way to help with preparing meals on a day-to-day basis if your kitchen is clean and orderly.
It’s sensible to allocate cleaning tasks in your kitchen for certain times of day. By creating a cleaning cycle for your kitchen you will find it much easier to keep it clean. These tips are quick and easy to implement and should not take more than a few minutes each day.
Kitchen cleaning tips – morning
Unpack the dishwasher from the night before
It’s important not to leave dirty plates or cups out overnight as they can attract unwanted guests, like ants. If you are washing things by hand this should be completed last thing at night and dried and the dishes stored away.
Clear away breakfast foods
Once you’ve had the first meal of the day, take a few minutes to store cereals and foodstuffs back in their rightful place. It will keep them from going stale.
Wipe down surfaces
Don’t leave out crumbs or spills on the kitchen surface for the day.
If you’re out of time in the morning, make sure you stick to preparing breakfast on chopping boards that can be quickly transferred to the sink or dishwasher.
Kitchen cleaning tips – evening
Wipe down the work surfaces
To keep your food preparation surfaces sanitary, these need to be cleaned every night. You may use a spray and wipe or a warm cloth dipped in bicarbonate of soda, but make sure the surfaces are completely clean.
Using a broom or a mop, always give the floor a quick clean so you pick up any crumbs or objects on the floor.
Empty the bin
Always remove rubbish from the kitchen before you go to bed.
Wash up or fill the dishwasher
Always start with the glassware first when washing up. Slip them into the water on their side. This will help to stop them from cracking.
Wash your cutlery after the glassware followed by crockery.
Wash your pots and pans last. You can usually leave these to soak while you wash the other items first.