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6 Tips for Keeping a Clean Kitchen

Nobody likes cleaning. Let’s just get that out of the way. However, depending on the room, this dislike can vary, with the kitchen being the most disliked room in the house to clean. And with good reason: it gets very messy very quickly! But it doesn’t always have to be or stay that way.

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Clean as you use

When you are cooking, and you finish with a ladle, give it a quick clean and store it away as you cook. The same goes for pots and cutlery. It all works to reduce the mess of your kitchen after cooking. You can use flat poly bags to store your clean utensils before placing them in the cabinet.

Clean up spills immediately

Keep a broom and a dustbin in the kitchen and be sure to clean up any spills straight away. If you don’t have the time to sweep every day, consider a robot vacuum to lend you a hand.

Set up bowls

If you are anticipating having to keep ingredients off the heat and separate before combining them, keep a set of bowls on your countertop and use these as you prepare. Once you’re finished with them, of course, wash them out and store them away.

Speaking of bowls, the same tip goes for any cutlery or utensils that you will reuse

Set up a large bowl or even a cooking pot and fill it with warm water. In between stirring and mixing, keep your utensils in here. This is good for preventing splatters as utensils drop and move.

Keep your trash empty

Apart from smelling, a constantly full kitchen trash can is the quickest way to accumulate mess. Swap yours for a small counter top container (an old plastic container can do), and use this instead. The small size and visibility will make you more likely to keep it empty. I use poly bags on role as thrash lining for easy replacement.

Make more space

If you have appliances and utensils cluttering your countertops, then you are off to a bad start. Clear out your pantry and kitchen storage spaces of items you realistically will never eat or use, and utilize the space for storing your small appliances. Keep the items you always use in custom poly bags for easy identification.

Keeping a clean kitchen isn’t as impossible as you might think, it just takes a little time, effort, and know-how.

Meanwhile, if you are looking for plastic packaging for your kitchen needs, check out International Plastics brand because they carry ISO 9001 certified products, which means they meet all USDA and FDA requirements for food contact. They manufacture, import, and wholesale supplier of protective, flexible packaging.

Perc Contamination

Perc contamination may happen in different parts of the world. This usually happens when the soil and the ground becomes contaminated with tetrachloroethylene. This is known to be hazardous so it should be fixed easily.

If it would not be fixed, there are several things that may occur:

  • The value of the property will dwindle because the contamination will spread and will affect other properties.
  • Other people may be affected by it.
  • This can do damage to various things that are within the property.

Becoming aware of what (tetrachloroethylene) can do can be good for the wellness of people because exposure to large amounts of Perc can result to people having problems with their nervous system.

One of the well known accounts of Perc Contamination is the cleaning of Bloomington Cleaners, a laundry shop that is owned and operated by Steve Arthur. Instead of just being lenient about the whole situation, he noticed that there is Perc Contamination and consulted the authorities about it. It was okay for him that the place where his business is has to be cleaned and fixed to protect the wellness of other people.

After the whole thing, he has decided to make some changes with the equipment that he is using. He now makes use of modern laundry equipment so that the PERC will be sealed and it will not spread in the water and the soil anymore. Truly awareness of what PERC can do and how contamination can be prevented can be good for all.

Helpful Cleaning Tips: How to clean a sponge

Did you know that the sponge you use to clean the dishes, pots and glasses and other kitchen utensils needs cleaning too? The lowly sponge, if left uncleaned, can harbor disease-causing bacteria.

diswashing sponge

Beside squeezing the oil, dirt and soap off the sponge and place it under running water, sponge can also be sterilized by placing it inside the microwave for two minutes. According to the radio program from where I got this cleaning tip, the heat from the microwave will kill the bacteria in a jiffy.

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