The following post is from Becky of Clean Mama:
The kitchen is the most-used room in our homes, which explains why it can go from tidy to trashed in no time. Cleaning and tidying up while you prepare meals and share life with your family is easier than saving it all for when you have the energy to do it. Chances are, you won’t have the energy and it’ll be a pile of dishes, mail, homework, or art supplies. Try adding one or all of these tips to your kitchen routine and watch your kitchen go from trashed to tidy in no time.
- clear and wipe down counters at least once a day – a quick wipe down after meals helps keep counters and kitchen table in check
- rinse dishes after each meal – put your dishes directly in the dishwasher or hand wash if necessary, that way if you can’t get to the dishes right away, at least they’re rinsed and ready to be washed