There are some times during the year that seem to invite a lot of mess; notably Easter and Christmas. These are the times when all of the family comes together to have a meal and enjoy each other’s company. Of course, lots of people and lots of food invariably mean plenty of bits to clean up when people have gone home. However, it is worth the effort in order to have quality family time together, but it is nice once the cleaning bit has been and gone.
That is why it can be helpful to read about some of the ways of how to tackle the cleaning jobs after cooking a big family dinner. If this is what you are looking for, then you are in the right place. Keep reading this blog post to discover some handy hints…
Scrape the plates
The first thing you will want to do is to scrape all of the uneaten food off all of the plates and bowls. This will make the actually washing up process much simpler. It is up to you whether you put the food in the bin or choose to recycle it, so just pick the option depending on the refuse collections in your area. It can be helpful if you can get a family member to help you with this job, and then pile everything up neatly by the sink.
Do the washing up
Once you get the crockery and glassware out of the way, you will find that you have a lot more space in order to clean up. That is why it should be one of the first jobs you tackle, as opposed to putting it off until later. There is also the benefit that food won’t be so tough to remove if you do it fairly quickly after the meal ends. If you are doing the dishes by hand, you may need someone to help you do the drying so the draining board doesn’t get too full. Of course if you are doing it in the dishwasher it could take a couple of loads depending on its size.
Clean the counters
Cleaning the counters will be one of the main uses for kitchen disinfectant after a family meal. It is very important to do this with a clean sponge or cloth so you don’t end up spreading bacteria around. Disinfectant will help to kill off any nasty bugs that can come from the preparation of raw meat or vegetables. Certain products will also smell nice, which is always a sign of a job well done.
Sweep the floor
Once you have taken care of the counters, you can turn your attention to the kitchen floor. The first job will be to sweep up any bits of debris such as wayward carrots or potato peelings. Once you have done this, you can then go on and use a mop or wipes to give it a sparkling effect.