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The fastest way to clean your kitchen

the fastest way to clean your kitchen

Is there a fast way to clean your kitchen?

Yes, there is. Having your family help with clean up is the fastest way to clean the kitchen.

Give each member of your family a list so they will know what they need to do. The checklist will have the entire process outlined.

Assign a step for each family member and divide each task. Work your way together to finish.

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11 Steps to clean

Gather all your supplies together

It’s always easier with the supplies close to your fingertips. You want to make sure your washrags are clean and that you haven’t run out of dish soap.

Run a sink of hot soapy water

A hot soapy sink before you start makes for a place to put the dirty dishes.

Scrape off all the dishes into the trash

Scraping off the gunk before putting the dishes into the sink makes it less nasty.

Soak dirty dishes

Soak the dishes while working on the rest of the kitchen.

While the dishes are soaking clear out the trash from the counters, floors, etc.

Worry only about the trash, most of the clutter in the kitchen will be garbage. It is always easier to clean with the trash not strewn around.

Gather all the items that don’t belong in the kitchen, put them in a basket

Find a basket or a box and put the items that do not belong in the kitchen in there, for later to put away. We are only going to worry about the kitchen.

Put away items that belong in the kitchen but not in the proper order

Next, put all the items that belong in the kitchen away.

Load the dishwasher or wash by hand

It helps to rinse off the gunk from the dishes before putting into the dishwasher. You can do this or you can finish washing the dishes that were soaking.

Wash down cabinets, counter tops, appliances, sink, etc

I never really thought about wiping down the cabinets but it only takes a couple of minutes to get the grime off every day so it’s not a bigger job later.

Sweep and mop

I am really not a fan of sweeping and mopping. Definitely, you will need to sweep every day and mop once a week. It also depends how much traffic goes through your kitchen then you might want to mop more than once a week.

Take out the trash

Take out the trash every day and sometimes more. You don’t want your kitchen to have a funky smell.

Now wasn’t that easy and fast?

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What do you do to clean your kitchen fast?

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Never cleaning your microwave is hazardous to your health

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microwave

Never cleaning out your microwave can cause risks to your health.  Cross-contamination of your food can lead to deadly viruses.

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There are many risks of not wiping out your microwave on a daily basis.

  1. Lurking hidden nasty bugs just waiting to contaminate your next meal.
  2. Spilled food can be a fire hazard during your next cooking session
  3. Particles from weeks before can dislodge as steam softens the old food and can cause it to drop and contaminate the new food.
  4. And don’t forget the embarrassment of when guests use your microwave.

A microwave that said easy-to-clean surface coating. This makes clean up so much easier with that coating on the inside. Maybe in the future, there will be a button on the microwave that all you have to do is push it and it will clean by itself. You know like the button that you can push on the oven and it does self-cleaning.

Until that happens here are some ways of cleaning the microwave easier

Put 2 tablespoons of baking soda inside a microwavable bowl with a cup of water in the microwave for 3-5 minute. The steam will make it easier to get the gunk off. Before opening the microwave let it sit for a few minutes and then use a hot pad to take the bowel out. Now let’s get started with a little bit of elbow grease and 5 minutes later a sparkling clean microwave.

  • Put the glass plate and rack in the sink to soak with hot soapy water
  • Wipe out all the crumbs
  • Sprinkle a little of the baking soda inside the microwave
  • Rinse out your rag
  • Dry surfaces with a paper towel
  • Wash and reinstall removable pieces

There are always ways to keep your microwave looking like this such as putting a paper towel over the bowl or plate that you are cooking. This keeps the microwave a lot cleaner or you can buy a microwave cover plate.  That makes it worth it so you don’t have to clean the microwave as much.

DIY Cleaner

2 Tablespoons of baking soda

1 cup water

Microwaveable bowl

Do you know of any other DIY Cleaners for the microwave?

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Plain Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

chicken enchiladas

Plain Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas is one of my favorite Recipes. I call these plain Enchiladas because I am a very picky eater. You can always make these however you want, with different toppings and salsa

Plain Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas is the easiest meal to make. This recipe takes about an hour to make. It took me two hours and that is only because I think I cooked the chicken too long. I must really like my chicken dry.

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I first put the chicken in the oven to bake. Then waited for the chicken to be done. I did not time the chicken and maybe I should have. Letting the chicken cool down for a few minutes makes it so you don’t burn your fingers when you start shredding the chicken with your hands.

You could always use a knife or anything else that you can think of to shred the chicken. Add the chicken to the tortillas.

 

Next comes the Enchilada sauce. I like mild but you can buy any kind of enchilada sauce. I opened the can and spilled a little bit on each section of chicken. A little bit of cheese goes on top of the chicken and the sauce. Now its time to try to fold the soft tortillas.

Is there a right or a wrong way of folding them? Probably.

enchiladas

After folding all the tortilla shells I poured the rest of the enchilada sauce on all the tortillas. You will want to pour it on every single space. If you don’t, then the tortilla will be hard after baking and you want them to be soft. They taste way better with the tortilla soft.

Cheese comes next and I put it on every square inch of the tortilla as well.

Cheesy chicken enchiladas

Put the casserole dish in the oven on 350 degrees until warm and the cheese is melted approximately

15 minutes

Recipe for Plain Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

2-3 pound Skinless Boneless Chicken Breast

28 oz. Value Size Old El Paso Red Enchilada Sauce

2 cups Shredded Cheddar Jack Cheese—You can add more or less depends on how cheesy you want it.

10 enchilada tortilla shells

In conclusion, this recipe does not have any toppings or sour cream but you can put any toppings you want on it.

Extra toppings

olives

sour cream

salsa

What other suggestions do you have to add to this recipe?

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Dishes That Stay In The Kitchen Get Washed

Dishes Can Get Washed By You…

Have you ever walked into your kitchen and turned around.   I know I have. Dishes are everywhere. The kitchen has dishes in the sink. Garbage all over the floor that you cannot even get in your kitchen to eat so what do you do?  Go out to eat? Well, there went that money you were saving to buy diapers or milk.

I want to help you where you walk into your kitchen and it is your place where you hang out all day.

Making healthy meals for your family, not the oops I forgot to wash a spoon better eat your cereal with a fork.  The problem with that is no milk to grow healthy bones.

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Dishes are not the enemy

Join my journey of a stressed free day of not worrying about your kitchen because it’s clean and it smells like gardenias.

The first step is to buy this book it will change your life 100%.  How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind by Dana K. White from A Slob Comes Clean.  She is my soul sister, someone who knows what I go through every day and she is my support team.  I have never met Dana but I am excited to put all her implements to use so I have a stress free life which starts with washing the dreaded dishes.

Now you that you have this book in your hand.  Go do your dishes

soupy dishes

Dishes are washed by you

Tips on making the process easier

  1. Wipe Food Off  the dishes

  2. Rinse dishes

  3. Don’t put it off

  4. Use Hot Soapy water

  5. Don’t put dirty dishes in the sink — put the dishes in a bin close to the sink that way you always have a clean sink when you need to use it.

  6. Keep an extra bin in your clean sink. That way you when you are ready to wash dishes you can fill it with hot water and put a couple of drops of soap in it–saves time and water.

  7. Wash dishes in order–cleanest to dirtiest.

  8. Glasses

  9. Silverware

  10. Plates

  11. Pots and Pans–a good idea is to fill up pans to soak while you start on glasses