Cleaning up the kitchen is not the most favorite activity to do. However, there are many ways you can make it less unpleasant.
Nobody connects having to do the dishes with a fun experience. A lot of people see it as a chore which just has to be done. In this article you will find some ideas on how to make your experience better.
Lower the number of dishes that have to be washed
Think about what to put in the dishwasher and what you will have to wash by hand. It is also important to know how to pack the dishwasher efficiently. If you have a cutting board that’s been used to slice bread, a knife used for opening some packaging, a bowl that contained vegetables, a cup used for measuring or other things like that, you can just rinse it and wipe it with a towel. If there has been contact with oil, eggs or meat, then it really needs a thorough wash.
Use a large pot and not the sink
Put the pot inside the sink and pour with hot water with soup in it. After that use it to wash as many dishes in it as possible. Once the water gets dirty clean the pot itself. In this way you will save water and clean faster.
The small bowl technique may come in handy
Another way to reduce water consumption is to fill a small bowl with soap and warm water. Put a washcloth or if you’d prefer a sponge in the water and after that use it for cleaning. You can cut down water consumption even more by rinsing in a sink that has been previously filled.
Plan your cleaning
Have a bowl of soap and water waiting for you by the sink, in which you can put the utensils and when you’re done cooking with them. In this way, they won’t be gathering at the bottom of the sink. Plan ahead and empty the dishwasher before you start cooking. Do the same with the drying rack.
Think about the stubborn stuff
You should always presoak when there is burnt food. This method will save you time and energy that would otherwise be wasted on scrubbing. You can also use the vessel with burnt food for washing.
Buy good cleaning supplies
Pick a nice rug to step on while washing at the sink, buy a stainless steel scrubber, natural soap and a tough washcloth. A good tip is to protect your hands by putting on gloves, as well as use baking soda to clean the sink from time to time. For disinfecting you can also go for vinegar. Keeping your sink nice and clean will make the washing more enjoyable.
Company is important
Turn on the music and dance while you work. You can also choose an audiobook or a podcast. Another idea is to ask someone to keep you company.
Change your approach
Changing your attitude might work wonders. Think of it as some quiet time and find a bit of pleasure in it.