About Your KitchenPosted by at June 27, 2012 in kitchen
- WIPE: While yakking on the phone or yelling at your kids to do their homework, take out a disinfecting cleaning wipe and wipe anything in swiping sight: faucets, fridge handles, counters, sinks, microwave, cabinet doors, jars and bottles in the fridge.
- ZAP: Put your sponges in the microwave daily for three minutes. Let cool before touching. Do the same with cutting boards if you use them daily and they’re microwaveable.
- POUR: Avoid clogs by pouring white vinegar and baking soda down the drain. Follow with a pot of boiling water.
- TOSS: Check expiration dates on foods in the fridge every two weeks. Toss any that are past due, lumpy, green when they should be white, or require you to wear nose clips.
- REMOVE: Take out garbage daily (CHILD’S PLAY).
- LAYER: Line your trash can with five garbage bags.
- CARPET: Buy decorative, machine-washable kitchen floor mats and cover all the key dirt-gathering spots, such as in front of your sink, oven, stove, prep area, homework corners, and trash can.
- PASS THE ROLLING PIN: Hire a chef and domestic assistant.
- UNPLUG: Any small appliance not being used (coffeemaker, coffee grinder, toaster oven, etc.)
- EAT OUT: Often with and/or at friends, relatives, or restaurants
- SERVE: Dirty martinis anytime anyone comes over to shift and blur focus—somewhere in the world it’s cocktail hour!
- WIPE: Dust furniture and windowsills.
- SWIPE: TV screens, phones, remotes, doorknobs, and switch plates with disinfecting wipes. You can also use fabric softener sheets or baby wipes.
- SUCK: Vacuum the floors and carpets.
- UNPLUG: Any small electronic device, and unplug chargers once your gizmos are fully charged.