Mar 24, 2023

5 Helpful Tips for a Clean and Healthy Kitchen

5 Helpful Tips for a Clean and Healthy Kitchen

Did you know that the kitchen is one of the places in the home most prone to germ spread and bacteria growth? If you’ve been searching for a few tips when it comes to keeping your kitchen clean and healthy, you’ve come to the right place! Keep reading to discover our top 5 tips for kitchen cleanliness.

1. Clean and disinfect high-traffic surfaces regularly

Sinks, countertops, appliances and other areas and items within the kitchen that are used on a daily basis should be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly to avoid the growth and transfer of bacteria and germs. We suggest carrying this out at least once a week.

2. Clean up spills, crumbs and messes immediately

“Do you want ants? This is how you get ants!” Yep, leaving food spills and other mess out to fester is a surefire way to attract ants, cockroaches, mice and other insects and pests. It’s also not a great look when guests come to visit.

3. Wash. Your. Hands.

We cannot stress this enough. The best and easiest way to keep your kitchen clean and yourself healthy is to wash your hands with warm water and soap/disinfectant for at least 20 seconds before and after food prep, before and after cleaning, before and after…anything, really.

4. Declutter every few months

By taking the time to declutter your kitchen, Marie Kondo style, every few months, you can donate any appliances you don’t use frequently, take stock of the food you have in your fridge and pantry and move things around to clean those deep, dark crevasses that haven’t seen the light of day since you last decluttered.

5. Keep your kitchen as ventilated as possible

Open windows, turn on exhaust fans while cooking, do what you can to keep your kitchen ventilated. This will help improve air circulation, making it harder for germs, bacteria, mould and mildew to grow. Also, less moisture = less odour.

We hope these kitchen cleaning tips will help you keep your cooking space fresh, clean and healthy!