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The kitchen is always getting dirty, and it can be a real pain to keep it looking good on a consistent basis. Here are 4 tips to keep it looking cleaner for longer.

1. Keep the sink clean

Keeping the sink clean is imperative in maintaing a clean kitchen. It only takes 2 minutes to clean the sink after the dishes are done. By cleaning the sink everyday, you prevent the buildup of soap scum and other scales. This means that when you come to do your big clean, it will only take a few minutes rather than an hour!

2. Soak odds and end before dishwashing them

Brushes and combs, burner grids and knobs, dish racks, toothbrushes etc. will clean much deeper if you fist soak them in hot water and then dish wash them. This means that you don’t have to hand wash these odds pieces, or put them in the dish washer twice.

3. Keep the Stove top clean!

A dirty stove top can lead to some serious problems down the track. If oils, fats, sauces and other sticky messes all get stuck and crusted onto a stove top, then you will have a much more difficult time cleaning it later on. This is because everything will crust over and you’ll  have to go searching for that apparently existing screw driver. So after you fry up something tasty, wipe down all areas of the stove top so that you don’t have to spend a couple of hours chiseling, soaking and repeating.

4. Vacuum and mop the floor every third day

A quick vacuum-mop combo of the floor can really make your kitchen look good. With the amount of food preparation, there is  large amounts of food bits that fall on the floor and make your kitchen look more messy than it really is. So keep your kitchen floor clean more often in order to impress surprise guests!

There you have it, a few quick and easy ways to keep your kitchen tidier for longer, share some tips and tricks that you use to keep your kitchen looking great!
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  • I regularly clean the sink and oven after use, I do need to vacuum and mop more often, one a week does not cut it. :-/

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  • Great tips… sometimes I do just finish the dishes and all I want to do is sit down but agree that a few extra minutes each time can save hours later. Thanks for the reminder!

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  • I know most of this is just common sense but why didn’t I think of this. Thanks for the tips

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  • Thank you for the tips/informative article.

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  • It’s a habit to clean up kitchen as you go in our household, everyone knows how important it is to keep it nice and clean – very basic to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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  • I go along with all you say and the first 3 are very easy for me to do. The wash/vac floor is a huge problem for me as I have slate tiles with a finger tip deep groove around each one – still haven’t found a reliable machine to suck up the water and dirt in the grooves. And these days I am beyond getting down on to my hands and knees to wipe it up with a towel.

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  • Wow I wish I could get away with vacuuming an mopping every three days in this house

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  • I already do all that. I like having a kitchen neat and organized. I want my bench top to be clutter-free too.

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  • I like the first few ideas – but vacuum and mop every 3rd day??? Not in my house!

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  • I do these now thanks to this article. Cleaning is so much easier!

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  • For a start, I would not hang pots etc to collect grease, oil splatters, +dust if you don’t rinse them before using them..

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  • The floor is cleaned twice a day maybe more, as for the rest the kitchen is kept clean as it is one of the rooms that effect our health.

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  • Four common sense cleaning tips here. When I want in depth cleaning done, hubby does it, he has a better eye for detail then me

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  • I don’t understand point 2- I don’t usually put these things in the dishwasher? Totally agree on cleaning the floor although it coukd be done 3 timesa day in my house and to the untrained eye would still look like it was done a fortnight ago

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  • Thanks for sharing! Great read and interesting!

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