Cleaning the kitchen is one of the worst chores in the household. It’s really tough to come up with a good system to effectively and systematically clean your kitchen. But here are five quick ways to quickly make your kitchen tidy. We guarantee that they’ll save you quite a bit of time.
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1. Go Zero Waste
Prevent waste from entering your home so you won’t have to deal with it at all. This is a holistic system approach to resource management centered on reducing, reusing, and recycling. Specifically, the goal is for no trash to be ever sent to the landfills.
Refusing packaging and taking along your reusable bags when going to the grocery is one way to live this lifestyle. By changing your shopping habits to focus on creating less waste, you’ll automatically reduce the amount of associated clutter that results from packaging.
2. Purge for convenience
One of the common ways to speed-clean is to dispose of useless kitchen ware. Make sure that you don’t need what you would dispose of, otherwise you’ll end up with some regret.
Start by taking inventory. Take stock and remove items that don’t work, or those that are in less than perfect condition. For any kitchen item that is in poor condition or no longer works, dispose of it in your city curbside garbage pick up. Small appliances can be placed in a small box beside your garbage. The fewer items in your kitchen, the less cleaning you will need to do.
3. Clean with food
There are countless cleaning products that are available today. However, it can be difficult to find reliable cleaning agents that won’t pose a risk to the health of your kids, pets, partners, and even to yourself. What’s more, sometimes these cleaners are not as effective as they claim to be. That’s where these everyday food ingredients come in. They are safe, more effective, convenient and inexpensive.
One example is baking soda. It is a powerful natural cleaner that you can use all over the house. Instead of using a dishwasher liquid, baking soda can be used to cleaning your kitchen appliances like your air fryer, without the worry of rust. A mixture of lemons, vinegar and baking soda makes a terrific and convenient homemade cleaning agent.
4. Stop dirt in its track
To reduce the dirt entering your kitchen flooring, limit the number of entrances that are used. This can cut down on the places where people and pets can walk dirt in. And if most people enter your kitchen through a room that with an easy-wipe floor, most of the grime will never make it past first base and into the rest of your home.
Choosing the right doormat will reduce the time you spend cleaning and chasing down dirt. The key here is the size of your mat. A mat should be long enough so that you can walk across with both feet before entering the kitchen. The mat should be no wider than the door itself. Hence, people coming into the kitchen are forced to walk along it, shifting off dirt onto the mat as they do so.
5. Declutter for lesser clutter
Clutter breeds more clutter. Removal of a little bit of clutter can make a big difference, both in appearance and in the mental effect on household members.
That is the secret: clean as you go. If you take something from somewhere, return it. If you create the garbage, throw it away. If you dirty the dish, wash it. If everyone picks up after themselves, there will be no mess at the end of the day.
Do not solely clean just because you have visitors or holidays coming. Root out dirty or neglectful kitchen habits that can make you sick, which would consequently cost you money and time. Always remember that cleaning up saves both money on time. So clean every day to keep your worries away.
June 6, 2018