As it is named the heart and soul of your home, the kitchen needs constant cleaning attention. There is no other way around it, as that is where you prepare your meals and therefore the general hygiene demands are higher.
However, even when you wish the best for your kitchen, you can make some errors which are a setback to your best intentions for this room. It is essential to recognise these and try to prevent them the next time you get to cleaning:
You skip cleaning knobs and handles – it’s only normal to focus your attention on kitchen surfaces since these take the most of the space in the room. However, you must not forget to wipe all knobs and handles. Since these are areas you often touch without washing your hands, it’s important to clean and disinfect them properly. Wipe them with an antibacterial solution to restrict the transfer of bacteria. Do not forget about microwave buttons and small appliance manages.
You are fighting with bottles and jars – cleaning various bottles and jars could be a real pain when all you have got is a sponge. However, there is a simple way to tackle the job with rice. Put a small amount of rice at the bottle/jar, add some washing up liquid and fill with warm water. Rice serves as an abrasive, getting to all the places your sponge neglects to.
Over time it will become clogged. Check with your manufacturer on how to best address this item.
You don’t clean chopping boards – wooden boards quickly become a host to countless germs and bacteria. Simple washing won’t do, as food residue tends to seep into the wood grain and thus contribute to bacteria growth. You can use salt over the board and sanitise them by rubbing half a lemon.
You do not wear gloves – using various chemicals around the kitchen, whether it be for cleaning the room or washing the dishes takes a toll on your hands. Avoid skin problems simply by wearing gloves. It takes but a second to don them. You may use multi-use gloves, so you don’t need to be worried about constant expenses.
You overload the dishwasher – do not feel that overloading the dishwasher is a bright thing to do, even though it seems like it’s saving you some time. That way dishes will not come out as clean as you’d like them. Alternate placing strands with handles up and down for cleaning.
You use one sponge for all tasks – bacteria from surfaces tend to cling onto the sponge you use to wash. That is why you need to keep several sponges around to avoid cross-contamination.
Now that you know how to address the cleanliness of your kitchen reach it. Preventing the outlined mistakes will make the task easier for you.