You may think cleaning the kitchen is a lot of work, and would rather dedicate a big chunk of time (perhaps a weekend) to do it. Chances are you may be busy with something else and cannot make the time for it. Things get worse and accumulate, you end up having to hire someone else to help.
Why not utilize bits of time and do it on a daily basis? It all pays off when you go to sleep knowing that you have a fresh and spotless kitchen ready to be used the next day.
Keep the Dishes Clean
Don't let the dishes pile up in the sink for too long. Once the grease is dry, it will cost more time to be removed. Instead, remove any food left on the plates, then soak them in water for a few minutes. The moisture will soften the grease and make it much easier to be rinsed off. Come back a few minutes later to wash them: either by using a sponge (or a dishcloth) or by running them through the dishwasher. Since we have already removed all the leftovers, it requires minimum dish soap to finish the task. Bit by bit, you're helping the environment by using less dish soap every day.
Cleaning a Scorched Cookware
To clean a badly burnt cookware, cover the scorched area with some baking soda and pour in sufficient boiling water, at least 1/3 of the cookware. Wait until the water cools down, then use a sponge's scrubber side to wipe away the scorch. Dump the solution and rinse the pot again with hot, soapy water.
Keep the Surfaces Clean
After each use, give your countertop and stovetops a quick wipe with some soapy water using a dishcloth. Then rinse the dishcloth with water and wipe the surfaces again. This regular, quick cleaning effectively prevents splatters and grease become baked on the stovetops if otherwise. If there are baked-on splatters and greasy film, use a non-scratch scrubber sponge to remove them.
Clean your Sponge Daily
A clean dish sponge decreases the chances of spreading bacteria. Choose a brand that is machine washable or dishwasher friendly to make the task easier. Squeeze out all the liquid and hang it to dry.
From time to time, check if the sponge holder has developed mold or bacterial buildup. Dip a toothbrush in bleach to scrub away the mold. White vinegar also works in this case, but it should never be used with the bleach simultaneously - as the two ingredients may create a dangerous chemical reaction. Then, rinse the sponge holder with hot, soapy water thoroughly.
Take Out the Trash Promptly
At least once a day!
I hope you find this post useful. Check out the products below we recommend to help keeping your kitchen clean.
Antibacterial Microfiber Sponge
Reusable & Degradable Multipurpose Swedish Dishcloth
Adjustable Sponge Holder