More Tips To Keep Your Family Kitchen Clean
The kitchen is a room that is likely to accumulate germs, dirt, and dust. As one of the rooms inside your home with the most traffic, it's essential to clear areas that are touched regularly to prevent risks.
In a previous article, we've recommended involving family members to ensure your cleaning routine receives the support it needs for kitchen towels, handles, and also shoe replacement with house slippers. Admittedly, if you are running short on time, it can be more effective to entrust the job to professionals.
However, whether you want to hire a cleaning company or not, there are still more hacks to help make your kitchen more manageable.
Make your floor easy to wash
The most important aspect of keeping your kitchen clean is your flooring. Spillage is a frequent occurrence in the kitchen. Therefore, you need options that are manageable. Carpet and hardwood materials are the least convenient choices for the cooking area, as spills may require specialist products and devices, such as a carpet washer.
Ideally, you want to focus on a flat surface, limiting the risk of crumbs getting stuck in between planks or other surface irregularities.
Tiles, laminate, and hard vinyl are some of the preferred surface materials for wiping off any unexpected drips!
Empty the fridge once a week
Do you sometimes find old ingredients at the back of your fridge shelves that are no longer safe for consumption? When food goes bad, mold spores can develop and spread inside your fridge. It's not something you want to see happen! So, to keep your fridge fresh and clean, take the time once a week to clear unwanted food. Here are the things that don't belong in your fridge:
Leftovers after 3 to 4 days
Package with a visible slimy texture
Suspicious smelling food
Gradually, removing potentially harmful food will help maintain a clean and fresh fridge.
Change your cooking techniques
Fried food creates a lot of washing up. But, you could switch to non-stick pans, which don't require any grease for cooking. It will significantly speed up washing up after dinner, as grease tends to need more soap to dissolve.
Similarly, using a steamer can also reduce washing, as you may only need to clean your steaming basket rather than a whole set of saucepans.
Other smart cooking approaches may include pot recipes, which need fewer dishes, fresh salads that require no cooking utensils, etc.
Focus on banishing bad odors
Unpleasant smells in the kitchen can happen more often than you'd care to remember! There are three main sources of smells, excluding the fridge we've already covered above:
Your sink — waste buildup in the pipes can rot over time and release foul smells. Avoid throwing leftovers in the sink unless you have a specific food disposal system.
Your bin — your kitchen bin must be emptied and washed on a weekly basis to prevent smells.
Extraction fan filters — these capture smoke and grease particles when you cook, but they need to be replaced or cleaned regularly.
In conclusion, the kitchen is a room that will naturally accumulate dirt and grease. Therefore, focusing on manageable elements, such as wipeable floors and a fresh fridge routine can make your kitchen chores a lot less stressful!
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