Like most Exeter residents, you probably spend a lot of time in your kitchen. This could make the kitchen upkeep a challenge. You need to have a clean kitchen for cooking and hanging out with family and friends. But the majority of us do not have the luxury of time to deep-clean the kitchen every day. What’s good is that you no longer have to spend hours each day to maintain your kitchen and keep it 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
If you are always busy, chances are that you let the dishes on your drying rack pile up really high 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. You can do this either as part of your meal preparation routine or right after dinner.
- Run the Dishwasher Every Day
As you put away your clean dishes, empty your dishwasher, too. Make this step part of your routine by running your dishwasher every day instead of just when it gets full. Running the dishwasher at the same time every day makes sure that it is ready for the day’s dishes. You can do this after dinner or after cleaning up the breakfast dishes.
- Load the Dishwasher as You Go
To ensure your kitchen is clean all day, put your dirty dishes in the dishwasher immediately. A lot of people leave a pile of dirty dishes in the sink and just clean all of them at the end of the day. Cleaning after every meal saves you time and keeps 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. Like in restaurants, these “bus bins” hold your dirty plates and utensils. You can then set the bin out of the way until you can load your dishes into the dishwasher. With this tip, you can keep your sink empty and your kitchen clean all day.
- Tackle Pots and Pans First
When you cook, you often set aside your dirty pots and pans for cleaning later. Changing this up will be a big step to keeping your kitchen clean. Try washing the pots and pans immediately instead of doing them last. When you do this, they will be ready for the next use and your kitchen will remain fresh and clean.
Given these new strategies and routines, it is now possible to keep your kitchen clean all day. Do you want more tips for maintaining a clean and organized home? Visit Real Property Management Seacoast New Hampshire’s blog or contact us online today!
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