Cleaning for me is a lot about doing the little things all the time that make the big jobs easier. That’s what my quick cleaning tips series is all about. Some tips are obvious, but when these habits lapse, household tasks get more difficult and so are more likely to be put off for another day. Here’s today’s tip:
Believe it or not, I actually learnt this tip from watching my husband. Whenever he cooks on the barbecue, after he’s finished cooking but before he puts the meat (yes, it’s usually meat!) on the table, he scrapes down and cleans up the barbecue. This got me thinking – why don’t I do that in the kitchen? So that’s today’s tip: Spend 30 seconds wiping up benches/putting cooking utensils in the dishwasher etc before putting your meals on the table.
But won’t the food get cold? That was always my hang-up – but really, food in restaurants isn’t served the second it gets cooked, and I’m not suggesting you spend half an hour getting the kitchen spotless – just a quick tidy up. I must admit, I’m generally good at doing this for breakfast and lunch, but it generally falls over at dinner time…something I keep working on.
As an aside, the blog posts have been pretty scant this week – stomach bugs and colds have struck our house this week. Hopefully things will get back on track next week…