Kitchen Cleaning: 5 quick tips that will help you keep your kitchen neat and clean.
Just contemplating how to get it all done can stop you in your tracks—along with the looming reality that quickly it will get messy again (unless everyone moves out. LOL) You may struggle with the thought, “Why try?” Right?
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Times like these call for a kitchen counter attack!
I looked around the kitchen and said to myself “I have to wake up to this?” The kitchen had been relatively clean after dinner but through the evening it re-cluttered. Dirty dishes sat in the sink and on the counter (again) because the dishwasher had just completed a full load. There was no place to put them!
Next, I was seeing the future. In the morning, I would soon be greeted by a kitchen that needed a major rescue before the day even started. That’s when it hit me. I was standing there, waiting for a dog and a bean-bag. Could I do something to make this better? You bet.
I did what time would allow, concentrating on one section of the kitchen counter plus the stove top. I was determined to have that part “clean as a whistle” to start the morning right.
I cleared the stuff, washed and polished it. The process took less than 5 minutes and that corner of my kitchen looked GREAT. I felt better. Lexi came inside and we went to bed.
Waking up to a clean kitchen is a beautiful thing.
5 Quick Things To “Attack” While Waiting In The Kitchen
Stovetops are an obvious starting point if your microwave is installed above the stove. Waiting for something to “nuke”? Wipe the stove down and make it shine.
Take out the trash. Yes, the kitchen waste basket fills quickly. Wouldn’t it be nice to wake in the morning to an empty, newly lined trash basket?
Make a to-do list for today, tomorrow or later in the week. Get a grip on what needs to be done and when.
Throw out old food. Yes, while waiting for the coffee to perk or your microwave to “beep,” open up the refrigerator or a cupboard and throw away food that is about to spoil or has surpassed the expiration date. Get rid of it. Removing just a few items is liberating and gets you steps closer to “organized”!
Sort the mail. This may not be completely doable while waiting for something short to happen but you can at least weed out the junk mail and throw it away. Other more important envelopes can be laid aside for a more thorough look.
So, what tips do you have for catching up with a kitchen out of control?