Nobody likes cleaning, it’s just something that has to be done and unfortunately, the kitchen needs cleaning the most out of any other room in the house. From dirty dishes to spillages, the kitchen is always the main stage for mess. Which is why we’re going to give you a few tips to help you keep on top of it all.
Start with an empty sink
Before you start cooking make sure your sink is empty. That way you are not adding to the ever-growing pile of dirty dishes. Everything, everything you clean afterwards will just be from the meal. Another advantage of this is that there will be more space on your countertop and sink to put all the dirty pots and pans that accumulate after cooking.
Clean the sink
Not many people do this but we recommend that you clean the sink itself after use. This helps keep it clean for the next time you use it, so that you’re not cleaning up in a dirty sink afterwards. If you’re too busy to do this every time you wash up, then once a day is more than enough to keep it nice and clean.
Keep countertops clear
Put all the kitchen appliances that you don’t use on an everyday basis away in the cupboards. If you use an appliance every day (such as a kettle) then it’ll be really inconvenient to tidy it away however something like an electric mixing bowl that is likely only used a few times per month, is going to be more inconvenient when it’s not tidied away and will simply take more space on your countertop. However, we would recommend clearing all of the countertop when wiping it down, that way you’re not just pushing dirt underneath appliances.
Make sure your bins are big enough
There’s nothing worse than an overflowing bin, especially in a house with children and pets. It makes the kitchen feel dirty even though the rest of the room is sparkling. If you find your bin constantly overflowing, then buy a bin that you know is big enough to store all the rubbish. If you don’t want to spend money, then make sure you keep on top of the rubbish and empty the bin before it gets to the point that it’s all poking out of the top.