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Wouldn’t the world just rock 10X harder if we were all assigned a maid? Or if the universe just did it’s thing and made all the messes go away? Well, yeah, it sure would! But guess what? That’s not how things work. I can attest to being one of the messiest humans on earth. If you could see my side of the bedroom versus my husband’s, you would be concerned. I am VERY organized, but also VERY messy. I’m not sure how it makes sense, but it’s my reality, my daily struggle, so we will roll with it.
One of the places I do try to keep clean at all times is the kitchen. With my natural, messy nature, it can be tough to remember all the little things that go into keeping a kitchen tidy without spending a whole day every weekend dedicated only to making my kitchen inhabitable again. I’m vowing to change my ways, and it’s all starting with a good, healthy dose of organization. If I set goals down in front of me, then I know I am much more likely to stick to them.
I’ve created a Weekly/Monthly Kitchen Chore Chart that is guaranteed to rock your socks. (You can download the chart here, or open it in Canva here to edit it for your own kitchen needs!) It will help you get into a routine, prioritize tasks, and keep track of the things that you’ve done or need to do for the week or month.
I’m partnered with Scotch-Brite® Scrub Dots from Target for this post, and I couldn’t ASK for a better partner. Not only am I a huge fan of Scotch-Brite® in general, but the Scrub Dots Sponges are such an awesome way to make kitchen cleaning a bit more easy! Please read on to see a bit more in depth of my daily, weekly, and monthly kitchen cleaning tasks.
I love the idea of making smaller tasks for each day, so you don’t end up spending your whole day on just cleaning the kitchen. Before you know it, the day is over and you have to turn around and do the same thing a few days later. By spreading out the tasks, you can keep your routine consistent, within a reasonable amount of allotted time, and you will keep your kitchen cleaner longer.
- WIPE DOWN COUNTER TOPS
- CLEAR OFF KITCHEN TABLE
Some things just have to be done daily, or every other day, depending on how often you use your kitchen. I find that keeping up on my dishes, keeping my counters clear and clean, and keeping my kitchen table tidy are the number one things I want done on a day to day basis. This is where my secret weapon, the Scotch-Brite® Scrub Dot Sponges come in handy quickly! I love using the Scotch-Brite® Non-Scratch Scrub Dots Dishwand on a daily basis for cleaning my dishes.
The non-scratch version is perfect for my non-stick pots and pans. I use the Scotch-Brite® Non-Scratch Scrub Dots Dishwand and Sponge the most often, but I do love using the Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Scrub Dots Dishwand in order to get rid of those hard, stuck on messes! The best part of the Scrub Dot Sponges is that the dot technology allow the sponge to scrub fast and rinse clean, unlike many other sponges that end up being really messy and dirty after one use.
- MONDAY– SWEEP/MOP FLOOR
- TUESDAY– CLEAN OUT MICROWAVE
- WEDNESDAY– CLEAN STOVE TOP
- THURSDAY– CLEAN SURFACES
- FRIDAY– SWEEP/MOP FLOOR
- SATURDAY– ORGANIZE ONE AREA
- SUNDAY– CLEAR OUT REFRIGERATOR
You can customize this list as it fits your family! You could even add different people for different days! My husband does the trash and helps with the daily tasks and things throughout the house, so most of these tasks are things I tackle on my own, especially since we don’t have my cousin living with us anymore to do these as chores.
I love the addition of cleaning surfaces, which include the trash can lid, shelves, small appliances, etc. The Saturday “Organize One Area” is a must for me, since I am naturally a messy gal. It’s nice to have a list telling me specifically to take the time to tackle one spot in the kitchen that may have gotten out of hand.
- CLEAN BASEBOARDS
- WIPE DOWN CABINETS
- CLEAN OUT REFRIGERATOR
These are tasks that I always forget about until it’s months later and my baseboards are covered in dust and cat hair, my cabinets have splatters down the front, and my refrigerator shelves are looking less than appetizing. You can use the Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Scrub Dot or Non-Stick Scrub Dot Sponges to get all these grubby things clean, depending on the surface.
If you want to try these new sponges, I highly recommend. You can purchase at Target in the kitchen cleaning isle. Be sure to download and use this coupon for $1 off two Scrub Dot items (now through 12/31/17.) I hope this kitchen clean-up list and organization tips are helpful to you in your daily routine! Happy cleaning!