A kitchen is a place where most Bothell residents, like you, spend a lot of their time. This could make the kitchen upkeep a challenge. You need to have a clean kitchen for cooking and hanging out with family and friends. However, very few people have the time to deep-clean their kitchen every day. Thankfully, there is no need to spend long hours in the kitchen each day to keep your kitchen clean and organized. Now, these smart tips from expert organizers will help you create a kitchen routine so you can keep things clean all day long.
- Put Away the Clean Dishes First
Busy people have the tendency to let the dishes pile up on the drying rack before putting them away in the cabinet. To keep your kitchen clean, start by putting away all hand-washed dishes before you start on the dirty ones. This can be done as part of meal preparation or even right after dinner.
- Run the Dishwasher Every Day
When you put away your clean dishes, you can empty your dishwasher at the same time. Make this step part of your routine by running your dishwasher every day instead of just when it gets full. You can run the dishwasher at a set time every day to make sure it is always ready for the day’s dishes. You can do this after dinner or after clearing up the dishes after breakfast.
- Load the Dishwasher as You Go
Put your dirty dishes into the dishwasher right after using them. This will help keep your kitchen clean throughout the day. Most people just allow the dirty dishes to pile up in the sink and clean them at the end of the day. When you clean up after every meal, you save more time and keep your sink clean.
- 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. Use this “bus bin” to hold your dirty plates and utensils like they do in restaurants. You can set this bin aside until you have the time to load the dishes into the dishwasher. Doing this will keep your sink clear and your kitchen clean as well.
- Tackle Pots and Pans First
Each time you cook, you likely just set the dirty pots and pans aside to clean them later. You can try this approach instead, so you can keep your kitchen clean. Wash dirty pots and pans immediately after using instead of doing them last. They will be ready for when you need to use them again and your kitchen stays fresh and clean.
Given these new strategies and routines, it is now possible to keep your kitchen clean all day. Would you like other tips on cleaning and organizing your house? Visit Real Property Management Eclipse’s blog or contact us online today!
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