Like most Delafield residents, you probably spend a lot of time in your kitchen. This means that keeping your kitchen clean could be a challenge. Cooking for get-togethers with family and friends is more enjoyable when done in a clean kitchen. However, most people don’t have time to deep-clean their kitchen every day. The good news is that you don’t need to invest hours each day just make your kitchen look clean and organized. These few tips from organizing experts will help you set up a kitchen routine that will keep your things clean all day long.
- Put Away the Clean Dishes First
Busy people have the tendency to let the dishes pile up on the drying rack before putting them away in the cabinet. To keep your kitchen clean, start by putting away all hand-washed dishes before you start on the dirty ones. This can be done as part of meal preparation or even right after dinner.
- Run the Dishwasher Every Day
As you are putting away your clean dishes, you can empty your dishwasher at the same time. Make this step part of your routine by running your dishwasher every day instead of just when it gets full. If you run the dishwasher at a designated time every day, you’ll be sure it is ready for the day’s dishes. This can be done after dinner or after clearing away the breakfast dishes.
- Load the Dishwasher as You Go
To keep your kitchen clean throughout the whole day, put your dirty dishes into the dishwasher once you are done using them. A lot of people leave their dirty dishes in the sink and try to clean 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. Put your dirty plates and utensils in this “bus bin” just like they do in restaurants. You can then set the bin out of the way until you can load your dishes into the dishwasher. Doing this will keep your sink clear and your kitchen clean as well.
- Tackle Pots and Pans First
When you are cooking, you usually just leave your dirty pots and pans for cleaning later. You can try this approach instead, so you can keep your kitchen clean. Right after using them, wash the dirty pots and pans. They will be ready for when you need to use them again and your kitchen stays fresh and clean.
By simply adopting new routines, you can keep a clean kitchen throughout the day. Would you like other tips on cleaning and organizing your house? Visit Real Property Management Greater Milwaukee’s blog or contact us online today!
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