For many homes, the kitchen is the most popular room and as such, requires frequent maintenance to keep clean and sparkling. Aside from the embarrassment of having unexpected friends or family come over and be greeted by a messy kitchen, proper and routine maintenance will ensure your work doesn’t pile up. Also, a clean kitchen maximizes safety (no more broken plates while the kids are running around) and prevents illnesses from rising up.
In this blog, we’ll share 3 tips on how to clean your kitchen and keep it that way!
Cleaning up after Each Meal
Prepare the meal and getting down to the eating part can leave your kitchen in quite a mess. One of the most effective ways to keep a clean kitchen is to clean the food and dishes immediately after each meal. Doing so will ensure the mess doesn’t pile up and will save you from a clean-up the next time you want to prepare food.
Some simple and easy steps include clearing the table after each meal, putting away the leftovers and storing them in the fridge, washing and drying all the dishes, cleaning the mess on the table, sink, stove, floor, and finally, washing out the sink.
Cleaning Away Spills Just as They Happen
Another easy and simple way of keeping the kitchen clean involves cleaning up spills just as they happen. Use a cloth or spoon to clean up food spills and any excess sauces or liquids lying around. If the spills include raw meat, utilize a disinfecting spray first to prevent the build-up and spread of bacteria.
Clearing away liquid spills is also necessary to prevent anyone from slipping and falling to the floor. When you’re done with the cleaning, use an all-purpose cleaner and wipe the area dry.
Clear Off the Countertops
The key to make a kitchen look neat and organized is to have clean and clear countertops. It also provides additional space for food preparation. The following are a few tips to keep your countertops clutter-free:
- Keep all non-refrigerated produce inside a bowl and on top of the kitchen table
- Store smaller appliances like coffeemakers and toasters inside cupboards
- Find a permanent place for your pans, pots, and kitchenware
- Store ingredients such as sugar and flour in the pantry
- Allocate a drawer for items that are used often such as paper, mail, and pens.
By following these simple tips, you’ll save yourself from that dreaded day where you have to break your back to scrub and clean the entire kitchen. However, if all of that isn’t for you, then there’s always the option to call professional cleaners and get the job done. Services Pro offers outsource cleaning solutions including commercial cleaning services in Calgary. Contact us today for more information.