The kitchen is one of the areas in your house that needs a thorough cleaning. Not only cleaning it once a week, but the kitchen needs to be cleaned regularly –more often than any area in the house. This is because we cook every day in the kitchen, utilizing the kitchen more than any other room in the house –in order to cook something good for the family. This is what makes the kitchen area prone to get dirty and messy faster!
Cleaning the kitchen should also be done properly, ensuring that every area is wiped thoroughly thus it will be spotless and free from bacteria that resulted from food waste or spills. In order to reach maximum cleanliness for your kitchen, there is some strategy that you can do to help you clean your kitchen area efficiently. You do not want to attempt to clean your kitchen, but do it in such a way that makes your kitchen even messier. Here are some important hacks that you should do to achieve a clean and healthy kitchen.
Never use the same cloth
The washcloth is reusable, washable, and can help you to clean properly without having to be wasteful. Using a washcloth when cleaning is a sustainable way for you to clean your house, instead of keeping using and throwing away tissue paper. But however, keep in mind that if you used it in the wrong way, and did not clean your washcloths properly –you won’t be able to clean your kitchen area, rather you will only spread germs all over the place.
Thus why you should instead use a couple of different washcloths for each purpose. Never use the same cloth, for all purposes. For example, provide one cloth for wiping the kitchen table and surfaces, another one to dry your plate after washing, and another one solely for your hand.
Change your wash sponge regularly
You will use your sponge almost every day to clean your dirty plate from a variety of food waste. Thus why if you do not change it regularly, it can be a breeding ground for bacteria. Dishwashing sponges are absorbent and moist, so they will easily accumulate germs. This can pose a variety of risks, including the spread of foodborne diseases such as salmonella and E. Coli. Therefore, it is important to wash the sponge so that it is hygienic and does not become a dangerous thing that can threaten your family’s health
Cleaning the sponge only with water and the remaining soap from washing your dishes won’t be enough. If you want to clean the sponge properly, what you need to do first is by soaking the sponge in water and soap solution. Let it sit for 15 minutes and afterward squeeze the sponge until it gets soapy. Let the running water rinse away the soap from the sponge until it is clean, and to further disinfect it you can use a microwave to do so by placing the wet sponge in the microwave. Set the microwave timer for 2 minutes, and zap it on. When it’s done, you can remove the sponge carefully –and you will have an almost brand-new sponge! But keep in mind that you should at the very least replace your sponge every two weeks.
Stop delaying your chores
Rather than postponing your cleaning, you should always clean your kitchen after usage. For example, after you cook, rather than leaving the dirty utensils in the sink –you should just wash them immediately. The same strategy applies if you have a microwave. This will be very useful for you to ensure that you do not be in a dither when you need to clean the kitchen.
Never mix cleaning solution
You might think that a mixture of a strong cleaning product and bleach can result in a very strong and efficient cleaner. However, it can actually be very dangerous for your health! The mixture can produce toxic fumes that can cause irritation, difficulty breathing, and even lung damage. Never do this, and just stick to the written rules that are usually present on the back of the cleaning product.
Use lemon to clean the oil stain
Rather than mixing a cleaning solution, what you can do to clean naught stains is by using a mixture of a very effective au-naturel ingredient -such as lemon. Cooking activities such as frying, sauteing, baking, and so on will probably need oil, thus it will make the kitchen area exposed to oil stains. Oil stains on a surface are certainly unsightly, they can also make the kitchen look dirty.
In order for you to remove it, you can slice the lemon and then rub the oil stain with the lemon before wiping it off with a cloth that has been soaked with baking soda. Due to the high acid level of the lemon, this will be very effective to remove the oil stains.
These 5 cleaning hacks will be very useful for you in order to be able to clean your kitchen area effectively and efficiently. You can do this hack by yourself, or inform your part time maid in order to help them finish their task faster –thus you can ask them to do other cleaning activities. Whatever you do with this hack, one thing is for sure –this will be very useful!