Maintenance tips for a flawless & spotless kitchen
If you look up kitchen photos a lot online, you see beautiful, spotless kitchens that look like heaven. But when you look at yours, stains, grime, and clutter stare back at you.
You probably wonder what you’re doing wrong. Or are those pictures mere fiction?
Definitely not! It’s all about observing kitchen maintenance tips.
So here are some maintenance tips to keep your kitchen spotless and flawless for months to come.
1. Don’t overcrowd it
While you may think it’s best to display all your kitchenware, appliances and utensils, it makes your kitchen look less tidy and less easy to clean. On the other hand, without so much junk cluttering your counters, you’ll have more room, and you’ll easily spot dirt and unwanted materials.
So keep those appliances and utensils in a cupboard. A minimalistic kitchen appears tidier than a crowded one.
2. Clean as the food cooks
A great way to keep your kitchen tidy all the time is to use every free kitchen time to clean. While waiting for the water to boil or the meat to cook, wash the dishes instead of hanging around idly. Wipe the counters. Put away any utensil or appliance you’re finished with.
When you get so much done before the meal is ready, you won’t have much to do later. And it becomes easier.
3. Avoid setting dirty utensils on the counter
When you drop an oily stirring spoon on different spots across your counter, you’re creating an unnecessary mess that would later look tiring to clean up. Instead, get a rag or small dish to place those dirty utensils upon.
4. Have a kitchen shut-down routine
Unwanted materials tend to pile up on your counter the longer they’re left there.
Before going to bed, go over your kitchen and declutter. Then, the next morning, you’ll have a fresh, organized, and clean kitchen waiting for your grand entrance.
5. Use bright paint for your cabinet
You see, the color white radiates cleanliness. Therefore, a room painted white exudes a tidy appeal.
It’s the same when you paint your kitchen cabinet white or another bright color. For the best effect, call a professional cabinet painter to use the right paint suitable for your cabinet’s surface. Whatever color they choose, a professional will typically use a paint type that’s easy to clean.
6. Protect your counters while cooking
Chop vegetables on a cutting board. Prep meat on a rimmed baking sheet. This makes cleaning easier because you can easily throw those materials into the dishwasher and get them cleaned at once.
If not, you may have to clean your countertop five times in 5 minutes, and that can be tiring. You may end up throwing your hands in utter frustration and going off to bed without cleaning.
7. Wipe out the sink after the dishes
You most likely don’t like seeing tiny chunks of food stuck in the sink after washing the dishes. So why not take a moment to take out those craps immediately after you wash? You’ll find it’s worth it.
8. Have a place for everything
If every kind of material has a designated place where it goes, your kitchen will always look organized and tidy, just like those on Pinterest. Have a spacious trash bowl, large cupboard and spacious drawers, and a bowl for fruits. And always remember to keep them in their rightful positions when you finish.
So there you have it! You’ve probably said, “Phew, this is surely so much work!” but you’ll find that it’s worth it.