Off to Bed Part: 1 The Kitchen


A great morning routine begins with a great bedtime routine. How much easier is it to make breakfast and a cup of tea when all the dishes are done and put away? There's no struggle to scrub pans from the previous night or step on crumbs from dinner.


Time and care are taken when you get ready for bed, so why not prepare your house for the night too? In this four part series I will go in depth on how to put your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and living room to bed.  





What you'll need:

• Multipurpose cleaner
• Baking soda
• Soap
• Sponge 
• Cleaning cloths or paper towels
• Broom and dustpan 

Dishes and Sink

I like to start by doing the dishes. This gives them time to dry, so by the end they are ready to put away.

While I'm at the sink I will also take to time to clean that as well, either with soap and water, or a bit of baking soda and just scrub it with a sponge. Make sure to clean the drain plugs, as well as the faucet.

To give the sink a nice shine, I spray it with my homemade glass cleaner and buff it and the faucet with a microfiber cloth.

Stove

Next is the stove. My motto is, "If you use it, clean it". This helps to cut down on cleaning time and when it comes to a stove it is super important. Food can easily spill then it gets burnt and caked on. Before you know it you're left with a huge mess. Prevent this by cleaning your stove every night. I use a homemade stove cleaner and some paper towels making sure to also clean the hood/vent, buttons, and knobs.

Counters

Counters are easy, simply use a multipurpose cleaner and paper towels or a dish cloth. Clean the back splash and walls as well.

Other surfaces

If you have a coffee maker, empty it out. Wipe off toaster ovens, toasters, microwaves, and water filters. Tidy up anything that are on counters. Remember to fold and hang any dish towels, replace them of needed.

Sweep

Gently shake off mats to get off any crumbs that fell on them. Then sweep the kitchen and dining area.

You're all done! Tomorrow when you wake up, you can admire your beautiful work.

I hope that this guide can help you in your kitchen and that you check out Off to Bed Part 2: The Bathroom which will be coming next week!


If you do follow this routine, I would love to see your pictures. Tag me in them on Instagram @ChristianWifestyle 

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