Hey! Thanks for stopping by today! I’m so did! Do you have a kitchen? Yeah? Well, then you know how difficult it can be to keep your kitchen clean, right?
I’ve got 3 ravenous boys and a husband with a ginormous appetite. Our kitchen is THE room in our house where we spend most of our time. It’s a busy place and there are dishes and crumbs abound. The refrigerator seems to have a revolving door, but that’s not to be shown up by the pantry’s strict open-door policy.
I don’t have time to constantly be running around and cleaning up after my insatiable boys. I’ve got more important things to do than be on crumb patrol! You too?!
What you need is a routine. A system. A schedule. When I started using a schedule, all my stress vanished. I didn’t feel like I had to keep everything spotless all the time anymore because I knew that it WAS clean.
It’s okay if there are a few dishes in the sink or the counter isn’t constantly spotless. They will be taken care of and I know they haven’t been sitting there for days. Nor will they be left there for days either, which may or may not have happened in the past…
Our kitchen is lived in, but it’s also clean! But, I don’t do it alone. My boys have their parts to help keep clean. Between all of us, it’s quick work to keep the kitchen tidy. We use these three things to help keep our kitchen clean.
The three things I use everyday:
- Hefty Ultra Strong bags are must-haves in our kitchen. I know I can trust Hefty to keep our trash contained and that the bags won’t leak! That’s the worst, right? And now Hefty Ultra Strong bags are outstanding quality at a new, lower price. The active tear resistant technology offers better puncture resistance to keep the garbage where it belongs. And until May 31, 2016 you can score a $10 gift card when you purchase two bags of Hefty Ultra Strong bags at Target!
- Cleaning solution. I use vinegar, lemon, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide as my main cleaners. They are great cleaners and there’s no harsh chemicals that will mix with our food or my kids.
- Cleaning rags. I like to use cotton rags. I just throw them in the washer when I’m done.
So what kind of schedule will help you stay on top of everything? You’re in luck! I’ve got the perfect printable for you! I’ve broken it down into daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly tasks. And there’s a BONUS weekly schedule to help you make sure you don’t miss anything in your quest to keep your kitchen clean.
For the monthly and quarterly tasks, I assign a specific date and schedule it into my calendar so I don’t forget about them. For example, I clean out the freezer on the 15th of January, April, July and October. At least that’s my goal.
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Have you ever tried a weekly cleaning schedule before? If not, give this a try! I promise you’ll feel like you spend less time cleaning up after everyone else; and, somehow, it’s easier to keep your kitchen clean!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.