Keeping your kitchen clean and fresh.
The kitchen should be clean more frequently than any other room, in the home. you should clean up after every meal . Cleaning the kitchen should not wait until the end of the day, or in my daughter case the next morning. Your responsibilities should in the kitchen and it should involve disposing of garbage, storing leftovers, and washing dishes . wiping surfaces and cleaning floor, cabinets and drawers are also a must.....I just finish cleaning my kitchen, and I realized it is such a hard job. however as I sat down and glance at my work, I am so proud.
Garbage consisting of paper, boxes and cans are in a container lined with a plastic bag. If available a garbage disposal is ideal for food and liquid garbage, Bones are not to be put in the garbage disposal. The garbage should be empty at least once a day.
Some homes have trash compactors. They save storage space by crushing garbage. Trash compactors help keep the kitchen fresh and clean, and keep garbage hidden from view.
Leftover food should be placed in small container, (I perfer Tucker-ware containers) The containers are covered with lids, not foil paper or plastic wrap, can easily fall from the refrigerators, and spilled and must be refrigerated as soon as possible and used within the next 2- 3 days.
Dish-washing is a method of infection control. If a dishwasher is not available, dishes are washed by hand with liquid detergent and hot water to removed all grease, . Glasses and cups are washed first. They are followed by silverware, ,plates and bowls, and then pots and pan. Dishes and other utensil are rinsed well with hot water. They they are placed in a drainer to dry. If a dishwasher is used, dishes are rinse before being loaded into the dishwasher. Special dishwasher detergent is used. You should wait until there is a full load before turning on the wash cycle. This saves water and electricity. Pot and pans are NOT to be put in the dishwasher. Cast iron, wood and most plastic item cannot be washed in a dishwasher.Counter tops tables, the stove, and refrigerator need to be wiped clean daily, A sponge or dishcloth moistened with warm water and detergent are used. Grease spill, and splashes from cooking must be thoroughly removed. Some people also use liquid surface cleaners after wiping the surfaces.
The sink is cleaned with a scouring power. un carpets floors, are damped mopped at least once a week, Spills are wiped up immediately. A dust mop or broom can be used for routine sweeping. A dust pan is used to collect dust and crumbs. Sweeping should be done at least daily and more often if needed especially if young children are in the home.
Kitchen drawers and cabinets and the items in them are clean 3 or 4 times a year,Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, but its up to each individual. Drawers and cabinets can be kept orderly by storing and putting items away neatly. The outside of the cabinets and drawers are wiped clean weekly.
Now the bathroom is another story especially as we know it is a place for the growth and spread of microorganisms. Therefore you must be very careful to maintain a clean bathroom.
Every family member has a role in keeping the bathroom clean. Aseptic measures must be practiced, whenever the bathroom is used. The toilet must be flushed after every each use....
to prevent infection control....