If you are like most Wake Forest residents, you like hanging out in your kitchen most of the time. This may make kitchen upkeep challenges. Cooking for get-togethers with family and friends is more enjoyable when done in a clean kitchen. But most people do not have enough time to deep-clean their kitchen every day. The good news is that you don’t need to invest hours each day just make your kitchen look clean and organized. Try these smart tips to improve your kitchen routine and keep things clean all day long.
- Put Away the Clean Dishes First
If you are a busy person, it’s likely that your dishes are piled up high on your drying rack before you put them away. To keep your kitchen clean, start by putting away all hand-washed dishes before you start on the dirty ones. This can be part of your regular meal preparation or as something, you do right after dinner.
- Run the Dishwasher Every Day
Empty your dishwasher while you put away your clean dishes. Make this step part of your routine by running your dishwasher every day instead of just when it gets full. Specify a time to run the dishwasher every day. That way it will always be ready for the day’s dishes. A good time to do this is either after dinner or after cleaning up the breakfast dishes.
- Load the Dishwasher as You Go
To keep your kitchen clean throughout the whole day, put your dirty dishes into the dishwasher once you are done using them. Most people let their dirty dishes stack up in the sink before cleaning them at the end of the day. You actually save more time– and keep a clean sink –if you simply clean up after each meal.
- Keep Dishes Out of the Sink
Another strategy for keeping dirty dishes from stacking up in your sink is to use a plastic tub to collect them instead. This can be your own bus bin, like the ones they use in restaurants to collect dirty plates and utensils. This bin can be set aside until it is time to load the dishes into the dishwasher. This keeps your sink empty and your kitchen cleans the entire day.
- Tackle Pots and Pans First
After cooking, most people leave their dirty pots and pans and just clean them later. But for your kitchen to remain clean, you can give this approach a try. Right after using them, wash the dirty pots and pans. Doing so will not only keep your kitchen fresh and clean but will also make sure your pans are ready for the next use.
Your kitchen will definitely be clean all through the day when you adopt these new routines. We have other tips on making your home spic and span! Visit Real Property Management Raleigh’s blog or contact us online today!
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