Ahhh, the feeling of a clean kitchen, is there really anything better? Aside from having somebody else clean it for you, than no. I know I've mentioned it a time or two but I tend to get a little anal when it comes to the cleanliness of our home, hence the no kids thing. I know I have mentioned them before but dang, Viva® towels are where it's at when it comes to keeping the kitchen a place of sanity and good food.
While both are the same strong and durable cloth-like fabric, there are definite differences. I thought today I'd show you how I use both on a daily basis to keep our kitchen sparkling clean in a matter of minutes. I've learned when you do small tasks regularly it keeps the daunting large tasks at bay. If you struggle with this, I'd recommend setting your phone timer to 5 minutes at some point during your day and completing these 5 items. I'm almost betting you'll be done with a minute or two to spare.
1. Wipe off all counters
Whether you see it or not [which lets be real, you typically see it], crumbs, spills and stains are all over those pretty little counters on the regular. To keep these babies lookin' their best, I wipe them all down completely every evening with my trusty towels. Within a matter of seconds, they are clean and ready to be eaten off all over again the next day.
2. Wipe down appliances
Finger prints all over stainless steel appliances are pretty much a guarantee. To prevent against this, we purchased the non finger print kind of appliances, however I have noticed that on the handles they still appear. The Viva® Vantage towels do an awesome job of wiping those right off leaving your appliances sparkly just like they should be. When putting a time on this task, it is once again - seconds.
3. Wipe out the sink
This is my husband's biggest pet peeve - dirty sinks and him just don't get along. Because I try to keep his love in tact, I've gotten a lot better about wiping our sink out every day [once again the Vantage towels do awesome with this thanks to their scrubby texture]. It's amazing what a clean sink can do for the overall feel of your kitchen.
4. Wipe down cabinets and hardware
Do you realize how quickly cabinet hardware can get grimy, sticky, and caked with food remnants? Because our hands are constantly on these little handles, it only makes sense that they are catching all of our gross. Take a minute and wipe off your most commonly used knobs and pulls to keep them looking and feeling their best. While wiping those down, pay attention to your cabinets for any splatters that may have wound up there and clean those bad boys right up as well.
5. Wipe down the refrigerator
[all photos shot by tina herschberger photography]
And there you have it - 5 simple yet highly effective things to do daily to keep your kitchen the room you always want to be in.
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