Keeping a clean kitchen is the first step to maintaining a feel-good home. For many people, the kitchen is the room they spend the most time in. Due to the time we spend cooking, planning, working, and socializing in this space, it makes it's important to keep our kitchens clean.
Here we will share our favorite tips and habits you can start to create a feel-good home. Follow these easy steps so that you can take advantage of all of the benefits of having a beautiful, clean kitchen.
START WITH A TO-DO LIST
Before you start cleaning your kitchen right away, it's always a good idea to start with a to-do list. Taking the extra time to write down things that you have been avoiding, will reward you with the feeling of success as you check off items one-by-one.
A to-do list will help you make sure you don't skip any steps. Because having a clean kitchen involves more than wiping down the kitchen counter for a quick shine. A clean kitchen should be an organized, fresh, livable space where you can find what you need when you need it.
WHILE YOU COOK, CLEAN UP
By the time you are done whisking the eggs, or cutting up vegetables, you may notice a sink full of dishes waiting for you to clean up. This is not fun and should be avoided at all costs. As you may know, cooking is a messy job. So make maintaining a clean kitchen easy for yourself by washing dishes and cleaning up while you cook so it's not so overwhelming to clean up after.
A CLEAN KITCHEN SINK = ZERO STINK
A clean kitchen sink is probably the most important part of having a clean kitchen. Nothing is worse than finding a stack full of dishes with old food that is stuck on them from yesterdays meals. You can solve this problem by making cleaning your kitchen sink a normal part of your every day routine. Every day, I repeat, every day.
Keep your kitchen sink clean every day by adding some dish soap and warm water into one side of your sink. Dip a clean sponge, or cloth in the soapy water mixture and scrub the sink gently to remove food and stains.
INVEST IN A RANGE HOOD
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When we cook we are releasing not only smoke, grease, and steam, but we are also releasing many toxins that come from the foods we cook and cleaners we use. Check out our professional range hood series to find a range hood with a CFM that is higher than 900 CFM which will be the most efficient at removing harsh toxins from the air in your own home.
SET THE MOOD WITH SCENTED CANDLES
Nothing says welcome home like a delicious smelling space. After you are finished cleaning, set the mood in your home by picking your favorite scented fire burning candles to set around your house. Maybe you are craving the smell of fresh linens or a forest pine, or maybe you are throwing a party and wanting to find a more tropical scent, the selections are endless. Candles are a great way to not only set the mood but also to create a homey feel that is cozy and welcoming.
SET THE TABLE
It's true that a nicely set table makes the food look even more delicious. Setting the table is also a great way to create the feel of a clean kitchen. So we challenge you to change up the daily casual dinner, to a more beautiful sit-down dinner. Your family and your guests will enjoy it, and so will you.
To get started, simply start with the basics. Add a table cloth, some fresh flowers, and possibly set out a few candles. If you are feeling extra adventurous, set out your favorite dishes and create your very own magazine-worthy table setting. Sometimes the little extra work is worth the extra fun.
We hope you enjoyed our tips on how you can keep a clean kitchen. Start working on these habits to maintain a clean space that you can feel proud to call home.