In homes where the kitchen serves several purposes, maintaining an optimal level of cleanliness for cooking may be challenging. Moreover, if you reside in a region with hard water, maintaining surfaces that are bright and limescale-free might be a challenge. In addition, a rough limescale makes cleaning much more of a chore. Cook with Trupp suggests that if you start cooking after you’ve cleaned up the kitchen, you’ll have a much better time and be able to locate anything you need much more quickly.
Discover some simple yet overlooked tips in maintaining your kitchen clean as you read this article.
Helpful Tips In Keeping Your Kitchen Clean
Disinfect dishcloths regularly.
Keep your kitchen clean and safe by regularly washing and replacing your cleaning cloth. Grimy, damp kitchen towels are a breeding ground for germs. Brushes, sponges, and towels should be washed and dried thoroughly every few days.
Cook with Trupp recommends using a cloth of a different color to clean each area of the kitchen to avoid spreading germs from one place to another. To prevent the spread of germs, it is recommended that you wash your tea towels in hot water every day and change them everyday.
Trash should be taken out on a regular basis.
The use of a garbage disposal may help maintain a germ-free kitchen. If you don’t normally take out the trash until it’s completely full, particularly if there is no cover on top, you may not notice how unsanitary your kitchen is until it’s too late.
If you want to keep your kitchen smelling fresh and avoid attracting fruit flies and maggots from rotting food in the trash, you could start putting out the garbage later in the day. Always remember to disinfect your garbage can after you’ve used it, by taking it outside after you’ve emptied it. After that, it’s time to put on some gloves and give the whole thing a good scrubbing before washing it clean.
Taking care of leaks and spills
It’s important to clean up spills immediately to avoid staining or creating a sticky mess. Paper towels on the countertop and clean linens in a drawer make it easy to grab a towel in a hurry in the event of a spill. The bulk of the clutter may be wiped away with a paper towel. Then, use a towel wet with hot, soapy water to wipe off the counter. Avoiding adhering and solidification of messes requires prompt attention. As a result, you won’t have to deal with a fly problem in your kitchen.
Every night, you must “shut down” the kitchen.
The implication is obvious: the kitchen should never be unclean when you go to bed. Ever. While it’s usually easiest to lock up the cooking area as you clean up after dinner, remember what you learned from Cook with Trupp— you may need to stay open if you’re making lunches for the following day or a late-night snack, so better maintain the kitchen clean. Before leaving the kitchen for the day, make sure that you’ve finished any and all necessary activities, such as running the washer and taking out the garbage.
Carry out a nighttime sweep and clean.
The kitchen countertop is a common dumping ground for papers and other bits and bobs. It grows in number when it is ignored. As part of your nightly “kitchen shut down” process, make sure this never happens by cleaning off the countertops and putting everything back where it belongs.
Avoid waiting until the dishwasher is jam packed to run it, just regularly empty it.
Probably you have to run the dishwasher more frequently than you thought you should, since you already know how to cook, thanks to the recipes you learned from your Cook with Trupp classes. If you put off doing the dishes until there’s no more room in the dishwasher, the dishes will just have to pile up (or you’ll have to wash them by hand!). Run it regularly after dinner; ideally, you may make it a nightly ritual.
While waiting for your coffee to brew in the morning, you can unload the dishwasher if you run it the night before. Thus, you can begin the day with a clean dishwasher and fill it as needed throughout the day.
You should carefully choose what remains out on your counters.
During one of your classes in Cook with Trupp, you will learn that disorganization is more likely to take root in a crowded area than in a vacant one. When counter space is not being used, it becomes easier to see clutter and dishes that need washing. As a result, it’s possible that everyone in the home will be tidier.