It’s no lie that keeping your house clean is hard and there is no magic “clean house button” but realistically there are things you can do to be able to wake up in the morning with a clean kitchen.
Let me remind you that I have 5 young rambunctious, messy, hungry all the time boys!
So, I totally understand how the dishes can pile up and crumbs will refuse to sweep up themselves!
HOW TO KEEP YOUR KITCHEN CLEAN ALL DAY
- You should be loading your dishes in the dishwasher throughout the day. Make sure you are starting your dishwasher every night.
- Unload those dishes in the morning (This takes like 3 minutes!)
This one simple routine will keep your sink clean! Why? Because, then you have your dishwasher ready for loading, for the rest of the day (no dirty dishes in your sink)! Get yourself into the habit of rinsing and loading after you use a dish. You will obviously notice a difference in the kitchen right away.
Plus, your attitude towards cleaning the kitchen will change! Keep in mind that it takes 28 days to form a good habit, so do your best to work on it. 😉
But what if I don’t have a dishwasher?
You can still keep your kitchen clean. Yes, having a dishwasher is convenient but filling up one side of the sink and dumping in all the dishes works too! Just hand wash your dishes as soon as you’re done with them. If you are a large family then everyone should be helping (mommy shouldn’t be made out to be a maid!). The point here is to keep your kitchen clean all day, and this, is how you do it.
**TIP** I’ll designate each child a cup for the day, and leave it in a spot on the counter. I have a super awesome water cup (my sister got it for me) I use for my daily water intake. I like us all to stay hydrated so, the cups are always filled with water (just refill with fresh water if they haven’t drank it all by the time they are thirsty again). 😉
- If you take something out, just put it away when you’re done.
- Wipe any crumbs and sweep up any mess.
This is what I do to keep my kitchen clean, instead of one big mess at the end of the day, all I have to do is start my dishwasher and do some “tidying up” in the kitchen. If you break the mess up into the minutes it takes to clean up after you use the kitchen throughout the day, the majority of the work will be done by the end of the day. Do you have a system that works for you?