You probably spend a lot of time in your kitchen, like most El Segundo residents. This means that keeping your kitchen clean could be a challenge. Cooking for family and friends is best done in a clean kitchen. However, very few people have the time to deep-clean their kitchen every day. Thankfully, there is no need to spend long hours in the kitchen each day to keep your kitchen clean and organized. Instead, these smart tips can help you start a kitchen routine to keep your things clean all day long.
- Put Away the Clean Dishes First
If you are a busy person, it’s likely that your dishes are piled up high on your drying rack before you put them away. To keep your kitchen clean, start by putting away all hand-washed dishes before you start on the dirty ones. You can do this as you prepare your meal or even right after dinner.
- Run the Dishwasher Every Day
Empty your dishwasher while you put away your clean dishes. Make this step part of your routine by running your dishwasher every day instead of just when it gets full. Specify a time to run the dishwasher every day. That way it will always be ready for the day’s dishes. A good time to do this is either after dinner or after cleaning up 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. You can save time and keep your sink clean by just cleaning up after every meal.
- 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. Use this “bus bin” to hold your dirty plates and utensils like they do in restaurants. You can set this bin to the side until you load all the dishes into the dishwasher. Doing this will keep your sink clear and your kitchen clean as well.
- Tackle Pots and Pans First
After cooking, most people leave their dirty pots and pans and just clean them later. You can try this approach instead, so you can keep your kitchen clean. Wash the pots and pans right after using them. Doing so will not only keep your kitchen fresh and clean but will also make sure your pans are ready for the next use.
With these new routines, an all-day clean kitchen is entirely possible. We have more tips on keeping your home organized! Visit Real Property Management California Coast’s blog or contact us online today!
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