- Home Cleaning
Good Friday morning, Moppers. It’s been a minute since we spoke to you because we were out last week due to a nasty stomach virus…but we’re back! Hopefully you’ve been doing a lot better than we have these past couple of weeks.
One thing we managed to stay on top of while being sick was keeping up with some of our daily cleaning routines, and let me tell you, it helped a whole lot in the sense that when we were feeling better there wasn’t as much to catch up on. One area in particular that was a total blessing to stay on top of was the kitchen, and thanks to our habits we managed to keep it clean the entire time we were sick.
How did we do that? It’s easy, and by following a few handy steps to tidy it up at night before bed, you can always have a clean kitchen, too.
Step 1: Table/Dishes
The first thing you want to do at night to help keep your kitchen clean is take care of any lingering dishes that might be hanging around on the table. Put them in the sink, and then proceed to wash any dishes that you can by hand, or rinse those that can be put in the dishwasher.
Step 2: Dishwasher (Optional)
If you have a dishwasher, load it with the dishes that you collected from the table, and run it before bed so that you can wake up to clean dishes. Of course if you don’t have a dishwasher you can totally skip this step, and just wash/rinse everything by hand.
Step 3: Wipe Down Counters
Grab your preferred cleaning spray, and wipe down the countertops. This will help keep them nice and tidy, and prevent any nasty bits or crumbs from hanging around, thus helping to prevent food borne illnesses.
Step 4: Don’t Forget the Stove
After you’ve finished wiping down your countertops, give your stove a quick scan and see if it needs a quick wipe down as well. Sometimes it’s hard to see the forest through the trees when we’re cooking, so now is a good time to check and make sure there aren’t any nasty bits hanging around on there.
Step 5: Scrub the Sink
One of our favorite things to do before bed is scrub the kitchen sink at night with a mixture of baking soda, soap, and water. This ensures that when we wake up in the morning it will be sparkling clean, and free of any food bits, or dishes from the previous night. Plus, like wiping down the counters, it helps to prevent germs and bacteria from hanging around too long, which is always a good thing.
Step 6: Everything Else
Now that you’ve taken care of all the major areas, take a step back and give your kitchen the once over. Are there any crumbs on the floor that need to be swept up? Now’s the time to do it. Is the coffee pot clean and ready to go in the morning? Make sure that’s done. Do your dish towels need swapping out? Do it!
These steps are easy to complete, and take no time at all. Fifteen minutes, tops, depending on how messy you are.
Plus, not only does keeping up with this nightly routine help keep your kitchen clean all the time, but it’s so refreshing waking up in the morning and facing the day with a kitchen that’s spotless. It makes cooking in it fun, and entertaining friends much less stressful.
So give it a shot, make it a habit, and see how much better you feel about your kitchen, and yourself.
That’s all for today, Moppers. Have a great weekend, and we’ll chat with you again next week. Until then, stay safe…and stay clean!