Have you ever noticed that you spend much more time in the kitchen than in the living room?
If your kitchen is shut until further notice and you order food from different takeaway restaurants during the whole week, then you might disagree and say that you spend all evening in front of the TV enjoying your meal. But normally the kitchen is the second place we visit after we wake up. Thus it is essential to keep it clean most of the time. But it gets dirty when we eat there; it gets even dirtier when we cook there. So is there a way of avoiding that miserable feeling when you have just finished your meal or cooked something and you still have to clear all that mess?
Kitchen disorder starts with such tiny things like a single cup left on the table, which will have to travel to the sink. Normally it is accompanied with a teaspoon and a plate from the cheesecake that might be forgotten somewhere else in or outside the kitchen. The sink gathers a lot of mess in the kitchen. So always try to keep the sink empty from dirty dishes. When you start cleaning the kitchen, you do not want to upset yourself with additional workload.
The kitchen clean can start unofficially even before you actually have thought of it. You can start tidying up during the cooking process by putting stuff back into the cupboards or wiping the table you will not use anymore. Cleaning as you go is very helpful technique when you want to minimize you cleaning workload.
The sink not only has to be empty, but also tidy. Once you have done washing up the dishes, clean the sink as well.
Check your cutlery and other kitchen accessories regularly to make sure they are in good working order. Make sure the knives are not blunt, the forks are not rusty and the pans are not greasy. If you do not keep an eye on these, one day kitchen cleaning will turn into a disaster.
Do not put cleaning liquids and tools far away from the sink and do not lock them in the closet. They always have to be close by. Washing-up liquid must always be in the sink perimeter. Wet napkins and cleansing cloths can be stored underneath the sink. Make sure you have quick access to your domestic cleaning tools.
Be a good waste manager and control your waste. This means checking the amount of rubbish you produce every time you cook. You do not have to weigh it, but be careful when you take it out to the bin. If you are careless with your waste, one day you might not find enough space in your black bin for your litter and you will have to take it back to the kitchen. The bins are being emptied regularly, so fill them up on the same basis.
Do not be afraid to like kitchen cleaning. If you like cooking, try to develop the same attitude to cleaning after yourself in the kitchen. Bear in mind that cooking and cleaning come hand in hand.
If you really love cooking and enjoy spending time in your kitchen, then kitchen cleaning will not make you feel miserable. You will love everything about it. The only difference between cooking and cleaning should be the speed: you do not cook fast, but you are welcome to clean quickly.