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Chore List for the Kitchen

Chore List for the Kitchen. A clean kitchen makes it easier to find what you need and quickly prepare meals. Based on the size of your family, you may wish to do some light kitchen cleaning every day followed by a weekly scrub.

Overview

A clean kitchen makes it easier to find what you need and quickly prepare meals. Based on the size of your family, you may wish to do some light kitchen cleaning every day followed by a weekly scrub.

Dishes

When you wash dishes every night, or load them in the dishwasher, your kitchen looks clean. You can even do dishes while dinner cooks in the oven. Older children can help with dishes or you can give the noncook in the house dish duty.

Surfaces

Keep a spray cleaner and paper towels on hand for constant surface cleanup. Every time you cook, or prepare and pack school lunches, take one minute to wipe down any surfaces you used. This includes counters, tables and the stove top. Regular wipe-downs chase away germs and keep the kitchen clean and ready for use.

Floors

Unless you have very young children, you can clean the floors just once a week. Make sure you use the correct products for your floor. Pull out all easily movable objects, like the garbage can and chairs, before you sweep and mop.

Cooking

Remove some of the burden of cooking by assigning certain days to different family members. You can have family members with poor culinary skills do any chopping and grating. Even children can help with some meal items, such as assembling BLT sandwiches or helping to top a homemade pizza.

Refrigerator and Garbage

Clean out any old or expired items from the refrigerator on garbage night. Then, when you take the garbage out, any unpleasant smells go right out the door. Cleaning out your refrigerator on a regular basis will give you a better sense of what you need at the grocery store.

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