Most La Plata residents, like you, spend a lot of time in their kitchen. This makes maintaining your kitchen’s cleanliness a challenge. A clean kitchen is absolutely important for cooking for family and friends. However, most people don’t have time to deep-clean their kitchen every day. What’s good is that you no longer have to spend hours each day to maintain your kitchen and keep it clean and organized. With these few organizing tips, you can switch up your kitchen routine and keep things clean all day long.
- Put Away the Clean Dishes First
Busy people tend to let the dishes stack up high on the drying rack before putting 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. 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
Putting your dirty dishes into the dishwasher immediately makes it easier to keep your kitchen clean all day. Many people just leave a pile of dirty dishes in the sink and try cleaning them up at the end of the day. Simply clean up after each meal to keep your sink clean and save yourself time in the evening.
- 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. This “bus bin” can hold your dirty plates and utensils. It will be like having a restaurant at home. You can then set the bin out of the way until you can load your dishes into the dishwasher. This will keep your sink clear and your kitchen cleans the whole day.
- Tackle Pots and Pans First
When you are cooking, you usually just leave your dirty pots and pans for cleaning later. Changing this up will be a big step to keeping your kitchen clean. Wash pots and pans right after using them instead of waiting to do them last. When you do this, they will be ready for the next use and your kitchen will remain fresh and clean.
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