Keeping your kitchen clean is important for a number of reasons. If you aren’t worried about the biology, think economy instead. Cleanliness can save you money. It’s also politically and socially correct. We aren’t advocating a frontal assault on all things disorganized, jumbled or in need of a friendly wipe-down. A few crumbs in front of the toaster are nothing to get obsessive about. We want to root out dirty or neglectful kitchen habits that can make you sick, cost you money and time, or send a negative message to your kids.
Failure to clean your kitchen may result in the spread of bacteria and germs, which can cause you and other household members to become ill. Not only should you regularly wash counter tops, sweep your floors and clean the dishes, but you should also sanitize work areas and kitchen utensils that you use to prevent the spread of bacteria.
Cockroaches, ants, mice and rats are frequent visitors to dirty kitchens. Proper maintenance and regular cleaning of your kitchen will reduce the possibility of pests. Some pests, such as cockroaches, are extremely skilled at hiding behind clutter. This makes it imperative that you not only maintain clean counter tops and floors, but that your cupboard space is neatly organized, as well.
A clean kitchen is an easy-to-use kitchen. One of the biggest reasons to maintain a clean, organized kitchen is that working in a kitchen is simpler when your appliances are put away, the dishes are washed and the countertops are clean. If your kitchen is cluttered with dirty dishes and spills, it is both difficult and time consuming to bake or cook around the mess.
Regularly cleaning your kitchen not only offers an appealing look, but also helps maintain your appliances, cupboards and floors. Residue and build-up from lack of cleaning can result in costly maintenance repairs, as well as decrease functionality in your appliances. Furthermore, failing to clean your floors and cupboards regularly may result in the need to replace them prematurely.
Little Kitchen Cleaning Tasks You Can Do in 60 Seconds or Less
Life gets busy. We often find ourselves over overworked, over-scheduled and over-stressed. It’s only natural that some things get forgotten about, or just pushed down the list of priorities. Sometimes, the best kind of kitchen cleaning isn’t the top-to-bottom overhaul that takes a whole day to execute, but little blitzes of work you can put in while you wait for your leftovers to heat up. You know the tasks I speak of — the little things that can add up to a cleaner-looking kitchen by the end of the day or week, and can leave you just as satisfied as truly getting on your hands and knees and scrubbing.
Here are 10 little kitchen tasks you can do in 60 seconds or less.