Someone is always in the kitchen at our house.
We just finished dinner, cleaned everything, and I’ll hear one of the kids poking around in the kitchen. I’ll ask, “what are you doing in the kitchen?” And they’ll say, “Just looking for a snack.”
Does it always seem like someone is always in the kitchen at your house, too?
It doesn’t matter if we just finished lunch or dinner, it always seems like I will hear one of my kids in the kitchen browsing the pantry or just hanging around. Because someone is always is in the kitchen, it’s always hard to keep our clean kitchen. What about you?
Here are some tips to always keep your kitchen clean, even with hungry kids.
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I will confess one of my pet peeves is having a messy kitchen. I really don’t like dirty dishes on the counter or in the sink, and I can’t stand wet and sticky countertops. It just drives me nuts to put my hand on the counter into something sticky. Yuck! The solution is to keep a clean kitchen.
3 Simple Tricks for Keeping A Clean Kitchen Every Day
Never leave dirty dishes in the sink
Did you guess this first tip? You can’t have a clean kitchen if you have a sink full of dirty dishes. The best way to manage dirty dishes is to wash them after each meal and don’t let them accumulate all day.
I have found the E-cloth Wash & Wipe dishcloths are great for cleaning when you have a few dishes to wash or the dishwasher is just too full. Grab your E-cloth and you will be done in no time. If you don’t like to clean with chemicals and detergents, E-cloth works great with just water.
Always wipe down the counters and appliances
The refrigerator door is always sticky from little fingers. Wipe down all your appliances with the E-cloth Stainless Steel pack. The pack has 2 cloths. One for cleaning and one for polishing which is great for making your stainless steel appliances shine.
Next, wipe down the counters. When the syrup from breakfast is sticky on the counter, the E-cloth Wash & Wipe cloth is also perfect for wiping down your counters and it removes 99% of the bacteria with just water.
Get Your Children Involved
This step is the hard part. Training your children to put their dirty dishes in the dishwasher as soon as they finish eating or to just wash them fast. Of course, they can use the Wash & Wipe cloth too.
Teaching your children will take many, many reminders, but your patience and diligence will pay off. Don’t give up on them. It’s part of teaching them to become responsible grown-ups.
Now, that you can keep the kitchen clean, you will want to work on keeping the counters clear of clutter.
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Remember, you can easily keep your kitchen clean with these tips: don’t let the dirty dishes pile up, always wipe down the counters and appliances and get your children involved.
What your best tip for keeping your kitchen clean?
I totally agree with you! If you have a set, practical game plan for cleaning your house or even keeping it clean, it’s so much easier to stay on track. Great pointers! Thanks for the helpful advice!
Hi Morgan, I have to stay disciplined with cleaning to keep it all done.