Keeping your family kitchen clean and tidy can seem like an impossible task when you have a family to look after and the rest of the house to contend with. It is really easy for your kitchen to become the family waste ground for school bags, unused appliances and that pesky stack of bills and paperwork that we need to sort through at some point. However, the kitchen is the heart of your family home, and by keeping it clean and tidy, you can ensure that it is used in the correct way, for you and your family to cook and enjoy your meals together. So, here are some top tips on how to maintain a clean, tidy, and practical kitchen space for you and your family.
Keep it Minimal
It is a lot easier for you to keep your kitchen clean and tidy if you keep it minimal with the items you have in it. It can be easy to find yourself dumping miscellaneous items in the kitchen such as appliances that get used twice a year being left out on the worktops. Not only is this a waste of much needed space, but it is also going to make your kitchen look cluttered. You don’t need to keep all your utensils on display and should keep some of them in the drawers to make the room look tidier. You should just keep the appliances on show that you use regularly, such as the kettle and toaster.
Always Wipe the Sink After You’ve Used it
Often it can take all your effort to do the washing up that you don’t remember that you need to wipe around the sink and worktop area after you’ve used it. This may sound like a really obvious thing to do when it comes to keeping your kitchen clean and tidy, but it is really important as it makes such a difference. When you have washed up, you will find that leftover food and grease sticks to the bottom of your sink, so by washing it out after every time you’ve used it, you can make sure that there is no build-up of dirt.
Have a Schedule/Rota
It is important that you have a schedule or rota for cleaning the kitchen, as otherwise you may find that weeks go by and you haven’t given the room a good clean. You should also be sure to regularly clean your oven out to prevent dirt and bacteria from building up. If you don’t know where to start, check these tips from Service Force on how to clean an electric oven and hob. They also have a handy search tool so that you can find a cleaning manual specific to your oven model.
You may consider adding your children to the cleaning rota with easier jobs such as putting the bins out and wiping the dinner table after everyone has eaten.
Clean as You Go
By leaving all your cleaning to the end of the meal, then you are less likely to have the motivation needed to give the kitchen a good clean. Therefore, it is advisable that you clean up the mess that you make as you go along. Once you are finished using a pan or plate, wash it up straight away. This will avoid you having stacks of pots and pans to wash after your family evening meal. You can also get the rest of the family to help out and make tidying up a group activity.
It is important that you keep your family kitchen clean and tidy, as not only is it the area that you prepare and eat your food, but it is a great place for you and your family to enjoy quality time together.