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Your kitchen might be seen as the heart of your home. It isn’t just the place where food is stored and used, but also a communal and social room.
To keep enjoying this space, you may want to think about how you can keep it in top shape. Here are some tips to do just that.If you're like most people, the kitchen is one of the busiest rooms of your home. Here are some tips on how to keep it clean and hygienic!Click To Tweet
Look After the Fridge
The fridge in your kitchen may take up a lot of space, but its job is undoubtedly an important one.
You want any perishable goods kept at a low temperature to avoid bacteria or items spoiling. Looking after your fridge can help prevent food wastage and keep you and your family in good health.
If you notice your fridge making any bizarre noises or not acting in the way it should, you may want to see if you can identify the problem and, once found, gain legitimate parts to fix your fridge as soon as possible.
Leaving it, and hoping the problem goes away, may result in further damage, which could see you needing to replace the entire fridge.
Regularly cleaning out spoiled food and wiping down the refrigerator’s surfaces can help it maintain coolth and be a generally nicer way to store food.
Keeping meat at the bottom, and avoiding cross-contamination, is also highly advised.
Quickly Clean Up Kitchen Messes
There are many reasons why you should clean up spills or dropped food promptly.
Firstly, your kitchen is often used, so you want to make sure it continues looking great, especially if you are expecting guests.
Spills can also lead to cross-contamination. For example, if you have been preparing meat on the counter and then putting your sandwich down there, you will be ingesting raw meat juices, which could lead to illness.
These spillages could also attract vermin into your home. Mice and rats may see your kitchen as a prime food source, and then you may struggle to remove them.
Picking up dropped food, and cleaning spills with an antibacterial spray, can help to keep the room hygienic as well.
Open Kitchen Windows
While opening the windows when you cook can help you not overheat in the space and prevent lingering strong smells, this action can also be a good way of maintaining your kitchen’s overall health.
Humidity and moisture in the air can lead to a build-up of mold, which may build around the sink, and even along the walls or ceiling. This, while unhygienic, can also be unsightly and difficult to remove.
Opening the windows can help maintain a constant temperature and prevent this moisture from settling.
A clean and tidy kitchen, with fully working equipment, can make the preparation of meals that much more enjoyable—looking after this room doesn’t just allow you to feed your family but also keep them healthy.
Do you know how to keep the kitchen clean while cooking?
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.