I would love to tell you that our kitchen is always perfectly clean but that would be a giant lie. The dishes that pile in the sink on a weekly basis can be pretty impressive at times and the crumbs that find themselves all over our counter tops could probably feed a pack of mice for days. Gross but reality. So, the question is - How Do We Change This?
Clean Kitchen In Under 15 Minutes
Like most moms I am busy, working a full time job out of the home, running to and from after school activities, being a mom, being a wife and then working my second job as a blogger I suck up literally every moment in the day. But, like you, I can find an extra 15 minutes by either multitasking or sacrificing some sleep in order to feel better about our kitchen.
Honestly, with out the motivation, plan and great tools (Scotch-Brite Sponges) a clean happy kitchen will not be achieved.
The green Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Scrub Sponge is a sponge that was built to work hard. It cleans tough messes 50% faster and removes tough, baked-on messes on your pots and pans, and grill and oven racks 50% faster than any other competitive sponges. This sponge is great for Jeremy, after a great meal he usually attacks those baked on messes with these green sponges.
My shopping trip had me walking into our kitchen with 4 new sponges! Not sure why I am so excited about new sponges but I am!! Here's the deal Scotch-Brite™ knows that our cleaning surfaces and situations vary. So for every situation you have a sponge option. Finding the right tools for every surface is important to Scotch-Brite™, let's not ruin our pots and pans folks!
The blue Scotch-Brite® Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge is perfect for my daily cleaning routines. This sponge safely cleans our counter tops, stove top and even the kitchen table. I feel safe using this sponge anywhere in the kitchen because it will not scratch where I use it.
Lets get cleaning!!
To have a clean kitchen I have started taking 15 minutes a day to do some simple yet surprisingly helpful chores that result in a huge difference in our kitchen.
Clean Kitchen Tips:
- Toss all trash from counter tops and kitchen table into trash can.
- Attack the pile of dishes using the Scotch-Brite™ sponges to quickly spot clean the pots and pans.
- Load the dishwasher.
- Spray counter tops, stove and sink with cleanser. Using the blue sponge wipe down the surfaces and push the crumbs on the floor.
- Sweep the floor.
- Wipe down the refrigerator handle, light switches and cabinet handles.
- Take trash out.
- REST!! HA!
Seems like a lot but once you find your groove that 15 minutes works and you will end up with a much cleaner space.
As the kids get older we are trying to come up with chores that are age appropriate for both Jude and Teagan. Helping with the kitchen clean up and dishes has been added to their list. Just like I am motivated my new cleaning tools so are they! I picked up the Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Soap Dispensing Dishwand and Scotch-Brite® Non-Scratch Soap Dispensing Dishwand that allows them to help rinse their plates when they are done with their meals. Just like Maria Montessori teaches, we are letting them learn through hands on training with our assistance. I love this part of parenting - allowing the kids to clean up and learn at the same time with with a little parental supervision of course! Building good minds and character!
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