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Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Kitchen Looking Clean and Fresh

September 22, 2016


Walking into a clean kitchen is significantly less stressful than walking into one with piled up dishes and mess everywhere. Maintaining a clean kitchen may seem daunting to people, but it shouldn’t. By following certain basic rules in the kitchen, it is easy to make sure everything stays in place, and it makes maintenance a breeze.

Keeping your kitchen well-maintained is easy with these helpful tips:

  • Clean as you go. After you are done with your food preparation, put dirty dishes in the dishwasher and wipe the counters. Put food ingredients back in the cabinets and refrigerator and throw waste in the trash. You will be surprised by how clean and organized your kitchen will remain by practicing these simple steps every time you cook.
  • Schedule a time for general cleaning. This will involve scrubbing the floors and counters and cleaning out the refrigerator. You can do these hard cleanings twice a month. Set a repeating date schedule in your calendar as a reminder.
  • Have a place for everything. Make sure that even the smallest items have a home in your kitchen. That way, you can easily put them back in their place when they aren’t being used. If something doesn’t have a designated place, it is more likely to be left on the counter and cause clutter.
  • Always have cleaning tools on hand. Cleaning is easy if you are equipped with the right tools. Cleaning becomes time-consuming if you don’t have the proper cleaning solutions and tools and you end up having to wait until you can buy more. Or, you may find yourself trying to clean one type of mess with a cleaning solution that was never intended to address that type of dirt. Always be stocked with the most basic cleaning tools: rags, detergents, sponges, mops, brooms, scrub brushes, and specific cleaning solutions for the types of materials in your kitchen.
  • Wipe your appliances clean. If you want your kitchen appliances to last longer, always keep them clean. Wash and wipe your coffeemaker, blender and other small appliances after using them. You can clean your oven and refrigerator on your “deep cleaning” days, but in the meantime, wipe down their surfaces if you see spills. And don’t forget to clean your stove, at least seasonally.

Have an efficient garbage system. Make sure you have a big trashcan to throw away garbage. Choose a trashcan that can be closed to avoid odors from spreading.

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