Whenever you visit someone’s home without giving any prior notice, most of the time, you are welcomed with a neat and clean house. Few cushions rolling here and there, misplaced armchair, or television’s remote lying on the floor.
Otherwise, everything is finely placed and cleanly kept because obviously, we all like to live in an organized and neat place (well, until unless someone is way too lazy and whimsical!). But this isn’t the case with the kitchen! People hardly pay attention to the kitchen’s cleanliness, and the result is sink filled with dirty utensils, greasy patches scattered on the floor, and messy counter. Argh!
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It is understandable that it is difficult to maintain your whole house with so many piling up daily chores, and things become even more troublesome if you are a working lady. But it doesn’t mean that there isn’t any way to keep your kitchen clean. With some smart planning and tactics, you can keep your kitchen neat and clean so that you don’t have to face embarrassment if by chance any visitor enters your messy kitchen.
Here are given some tips to keep your kitchen spotless without much effort:
Be Modest and Simple
One of the biggest reasons why our kitchen looks so messy and cluttered is because we try to stuff it with every possible kitchen appliances we can think. There is a long list of things that proudly sit on our counters from this end to the other – jars, utensils, appliances, and God knows what! And that’s where the problem starts!
Though we all want to keep things at an arm’s distance to save our cooking time, overloaded counter is the first step towards a messy kitchen. So, keep your kitchen simple and minimal; it will help a lot to give your kitchen an overall neat look.
Kick Start All Clean
Another way to keep your kitchen less messy at the end of the day is by kick-starting your work with a clean kitchen. Don’t start creating a new mess if your previous day’s mess is not settled. Enter the kitchen 10 to 15 mins earlier and organize it: place jars on their place, clean out counter and align utensils so that you don’t have to throw up hands in despair while you are in a hurry.
In fact, a clean kitchen can turn out to be your motivation to keep it clean even when you are cooking. Otherwise, if you will start cooking in a dirty kitchen, you wouldn’t mind adding some more mess in already piled up chaos.
Clean Things Simultaneously
Don’t wait till the end of the day to clean your kitchen when you are tired; your shoulders are dropping, and eyes getting closed. We know it is hard to pay attention to something else when your whole attention is on making apple pie perfectly, or when you are already running out of time. But when you keep things for later cleaning, you will surely miss out on some cleaning tasks. Try to wash utensils when pie is baking, or clean the grease on the floor when roast is steaming so that tasks don’t pile up.
Call Cleaning Services
The other way is to call professional cleaning services if you don’t have time at all to clean your kitchen on your own. You can hire people who provide commercial cleaning leads to get reliable and the best people, or you can ask for recommendations from other people.
In fact, even if your kitchen apparently looks clean, you can still call cleaning services for some thorough cleaning twice a year. They will clean the layer of dirt snoozing on top of cabinets or spider webs that are hanging on places that you don’t even know.
Use Garbage Bowl
Another game-changer in keeping your kitchen clutter-free is by using a garbage bowl to throw all vegetable peels, cereal wrappers or other garbage you collect during cooking. What happens is that while cooking, you throw out garbage in dustbin hurriedly due to which half of the trash goes in while other half lands on the floor. So, a scrap bowl will minimize the chances of any such trouble which you can empty it in the dustbin after getting free from work.
See? Kitchen cleaning isn’t rocket science or something that you can’t master. Follow these tips, and you can also become the owner of a kitchen that is always ready to welcome guests.
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