The kitchen is usually the busiest part of every home. As a result, cleaning your kitchen has become a regular task. Aside from the basic tasks like washing the dishes and wiping off dirt from every surface, your kitchen can still get disorganised and dirty if ignored. Here are some tips that can help you save time in cleaning your kitchen while enjoying it at the same time.
Break down tasks into manageable sections
Creating a ‘kitchen cleaning’ to-do list helps you properly track your tasks and finish them a lot faster. You can set the tasks on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, list it according to purpose and your goals. I suggest you write down all the tasks before you group them. After that, you can use your planner and assign each task when you feel most comfortable doing it. Avoid putting all your tasks in just one day, this will only make you cram doing too many tasks into one day. It might also make you feel terrible if you do not finish all the tasks on time. Choose what you think is “manageable” for you. Remember, you are doing this to carry out all the assigned tasks, and not to prove something, so there’s no point setting up unrealistic expectations for yourself.
Start with the sink
It is recommended that you start with the sink area when cleaning the kitchen. The sink should always be empty and shiny. If you have old dishes in your sink, especially with bits of hardened food or grease, wash it by using a mix of hot water, dishwashing liquid, and white vinegar. Just make sure that your dishwashing liquid does not contain any traces of bleach, as this might release chlorine gas when mixed with vinegar. Vinegar has a lot of uses, and is very effective as a cleaning agent.
Once done, you can wash the sink with warm water and dishwashing liquid, and then scrub it using a long-handled brush or sponge. Rinse it down with warm water.
Remove water stains
Ugly water marks make the sink look dull and filthy. These are hard to get rid off sometimes, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. You don’t have to look for cleaning stuff far beyond your reach, you can use certain items in your kitchen cabinet such as baking soda. Mix it with water to create a thick paste. Using a soft cloth or sponge, spread and rub it on the water stains in a circular motion, and do it on other parts of the sink area. Try not to use a scrubbing pad or sponge as this might scratch and cause damage to the stainless steel. After applying the baking soda mixture, wash it away with cool water and wipe it dry.
These are just some of the kitchen cleaning tips you can follow. I’ll add more tips on my next article so make sure you check out this blog regularly.