Kitchen is said to be the heart of the house, and it is your duty to keep your kitchen clean and tidy for the sake of aesthetic sense and also the health of the family. Kitchen is the place where you prepare food for your whole family, so to maintain proper health, it is mandatory to keep your kitchen clean and germ free. Keeping your kitchen clean can be a bit of a challenge for you, so I am going to discuss five simple ways to do the same.
Tips to keep your kitchen clean and tidy
Before I start discussing my points, I will suggest you that you clean your kitchen everyday after cooking. If you plan to clean it only in the weekends, I can tell you that this will not be hygienic and also the job will be much difficult then. While you are cooking everyday, make sure you are cleaning everyday, that’s what I do and it works well for me.
Here are the top five ways worth trying.
A garbage bowl comes handy
A garbage bowl and a trash can, both function in similar ways, but still I will mention about the garbage bowl with special emphasis. While you are busy cooking, and cutting vegetables or fruits, it is not possible for you to reach the trash can every time and discard the peel offs. It is here that a garbage bowl comes handy, it saves you time. Keep a garbage bowl near you while you are chopping the veggies, once you are done throw the peel offs in the bowl. After you are done with all the cutting and chopping, empty the garbage bowl in the trash can. Like this you will be able to keep your kitchen clean and tidy without investing extra time and effort.
Keep a piece of cloth solely for cleaning the area. While you are cutting the vegetables, or preparing a dish that includes flour, or frying something, the place tends to get dirty. While you are frying something, sometimes the oil may spill from the frying pan and make your oven oily and sticky. Make sure you clean the mess immediately. What I do is, I keep a piece of cloth separately only for cleaning oil spill and to avoid the other places getting oily and dirty.
Cook using lid and cover
It is always better to use lid or cover while cooking. This will help you to minimise the consumption of gas, as well as to cook the food faster. If you use lid or cover, or use pressure cooker, then you can avoid the oil spill. Sometimes while you are frying oil tends to spill out of the pan. Using covers while cooking will help you a lot in keeping your kitchen clean and tidy.
Keeping the sink or washbasin and the chimney clean
Do not throw peel offs or any solid garbage in the sink or basin to avoid waterlogging. Keeping the sink clean is an integral part of a hygienic kitchen. You can use soapy lukewarm water to clean your sink and also the kitchen. I use scotch brite and soapy water to keep the sink clean, you can try it too. The chimney is an aid in keeping you kitchen clean. So you must clean it at least once a week using warm soapy water. You should also not forget to do a servicing of the chimney at regular intervals. There are some popular products like kitchen cleaners in the market, you can use that too.
Use chopping board and clean crockery
You should always use a chopping board while chopping vegetables or fruits. After your work is done, wash the chopping board well with water. If you use peeler or knife, make sure you wash them too after use. Like this you can maintain clean and tidy kitchen easily.
I have mentioned some very simple and easy steps that will help you to maintain a clean and tidy kitchen. Being a working woman, a mother, a wife, I have to find simple ways to achieve my goal. In this life of rat race, it is difficult for me to perform any grand and elaborate task. But again, I cannot ignore the health of my family as well. So, by taking some simple measures I can actually manage to keep a clean kitchen. I hope you will be using these tips and ideas to clean and tidy kitchen without much effort.
If all of this sounds like too much of work, you may use professional kitchen cleaning services to get your kitchen properly cleaned and organized. In fact it’s a great idea to get the kitchen cleaned professionally at least twice every year.
Wish you health and happiness.