Gentle Christian Mothers Community
 
Random Quotes from Wise Mamas

~* Please help keep GCM free by using our
Amazon.com affiliate link. Thank you! *~


Go Back   Gentle Christian Mothers Community > Blessing our Family > Joyous Homekeeping *Public*
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Joyous Homekeeping *Public* A public forum.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-13-2018, 09:35 AM   #1
charla
Moderator in Cookbook and Empty Arms
 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 14,627
charla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond repute
Default Kitchen Maintenance

So I recently deep cleaned my kitchen and I want to know how to keep it reasonably that way. What are your tips and tricks to maintaining your kitchen?
__________________
CHARLA
INFJ
Married to my pastor husband, Nick, for 26 years
Mom to the architect, Nathan (18)
and the dancer, Hope (14)
and my three cherished babies in heaven
Save
Save
Save
Save
Save
charla is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to charla For This Useful Post:
ChristmasGirl (07-24-2018)
Old 07-13-2018, 10:03 AM   #2
ECingMama
Rose Garden
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 11,827
ECingMama has a reputation beyond reputeECingMama has a reputation beyond reputeECingMama has a reputation beyond reputeECingMama has a reputation beyond reputeECingMama has a reputation beyond reputeECingMama has a reputation beyond reputeECingMama has a reputation beyond reputeECingMama has a reputation beyond reputeECingMama has a reputation beyond reputeECingMama has a reputation beyond reputeECingMama has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Kitchen Maintenance

It's work. No other way around it. My best tip is to have your hubby do it. Lol
__________________
ENFp DYT Type 4/1 married to ISFJ DYT Type 2/?
Wife who is thankful to be in love....15 years
Homeschooling Mom of three....10 DD and 7.5 DS and new DD (July 2017) after a 5 year wait
8/2015 11/2015 9/2016
I feel blessed when I pray for you. Thankful for this community!
ECingMama is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to ECingMama For This Useful Post:
charla (07-13-2018), lavenlove (08-22-2018), Llee (07-13-2018), Singingmom (07-13-2018), Virginia (07-13-2018)
Old 07-13-2018, 10:11 AM   #3
charla
Moderator in Cookbook and Empty Arms
 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 14,627
charla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Kitchen Maintenance

Quote:
Originally Posted by ECingMama View Post
It's work. No other way around it. My best tip is to have your hubby do it. Lol

__________________
CHARLA
INFJ
Married to my pastor husband, Nick, for 26 years
Mom to the architect, Nathan (18)
and the dancer, Hope (14)
and my three cherished babies in heaven
Save
Save
Save
Save
Save
charla is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to charla For This Useful Post:
ChristmasGirl (07-24-2018)
Old 07-13-2018, 10:38 AM   #4
Singingmom
Administrator
 
Oh, sing to the Lord a new song!
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 24,214
Singingmom has a reputation beyond reputeSingingmom has a reputation beyond reputeSingingmom has a reputation beyond reputeSingingmom has a reputation beyond reputeSingingmom has a reputation beyond reputeSingingmom has a reputation beyond reputeSingingmom has a reputation beyond reputeSingingmom has a reputation beyond reputeSingingmom has a reputation beyond reputeSingingmom has a reputation beyond reputeSingingmom has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Kitchen Maintenance

Same here, it's on me. The kids all used to help after dinner, but now the older ones go in different directions on different schedules. My dd helps and I should have her help more. I get into such a rhythm that I don't really need her, but she needs to help.

Daily upkeep for me includes sink, counters, stove top, and floor. I don't do things like cleaning drawers and fridge shelves until I notice they need attention. Scheduled attention to my fridge shelves would probably be a good idea.
__________________
Kelly
Wife to my sweetheart for 25 years
Grateful mom to 2 young men, ages 22 & 20 and one dancing girl, age 15
When I joined GCM they were 8,6, and 1.

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

Last edited by Singingmom; 07-13-2018 at 10:40 AM.
Singingmom is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Singingmom For This Useful Post:
charla (07-13-2018), Virginia (07-13-2018)
Old 07-13-2018, 01:44 PM   #5
RiverRock
Rose Garden
 
Leaning, leaning, leaning on the everlasting arms.
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: In green pastures
Posts: 9,161
RiverRock has a reputation beyond reputeRiverRock has a reputation beyond reputeRiverRock has a reputation beyond reputeRiverRock has a reputation beyond reputeRiverRock has a reputation beyond reputeRiverRock has a reputation beyond reputeRiverRock has a reputation beyond reputeRiverRock has a reputation beyond reputeRiverRock has a reputation beyond reputeRiverRock has a reputation beyond reputeRiverRock has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Kitchen Maintenance

One thing I like to do is to quickly clean out the fridge before going grocery shopping. This way there is room for the groceries, and the fridge doesn't become overwhelmingly cluttered with rotting food. Also, it helps me finalize my shopping list when I can see what I have.

I try to wipe counters and the stovetop daily. I'll wash dishes daily (it doesn't always happen after dinner, but that's the goal) and delegate the dishwasher unloading.
__________________
RiverRock, mom to a
20 year old diamond,
18 year old granite,
15 year old pearl and
12 year old tiger eye.
Married for 20 years to a rugged boulder
and resting together on the one true Rock.
RiverRock is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to RiverRock For This Useful Post:
charla (07-13-2018), HomeWithMyBabies (07-13-2018), OnAMission (07-14-2018), Singingmom (07-13-2018)
Old 07-14-2018, 03:55 AM   #6
2sunshines
Moderator in Celebrations, Cloth Diapering & EC, Empty Arms, Prayer & Praise, and Swap n' Shop
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 25,614
2sunshines has disabled reputation
Default Re: Kitchen Maintenance

We have a dishwasher (thankfully!) so all dirty dishes get loaded in there immediately after meals or snacks. I wipe down the counters, sink and table after every meal. Floors get vacuumed daily (but that's a child assigned chore).

For me, I'm a morning person and am always up before everyone else so I always start the day with a clean kitchen. It's the first thing I do in the morning while my coffee is brewing.

Some people do this same method every night before bed. Make sure their kitchen is clean then. Whatever fits with your schedule better.
__________________
wife to my beloved and best friend
mom to 4 great kids
2sunshines is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to 2sunshines For This Useful Post:
charla (07-14-2018)
Old 07-14-2018, 07:23 PM   #7
knitlove
Rose Garden
 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Vermont
Posts: 14,515
knitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Kitchen Maintenance

Kitchen clean up happens in the morning at my house. Every morning we wipe down the cabnets, counters ( well except for the section that allways ends up under piles of stuff ), stove top, stove inside, sink, dishwasher front and refigerator. Once a week I try to move the toaster oven and bread machine and wipe under them.

I am trying to add wiping down the fridge inside on morning before groshries shopping.

Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
__________________
Wife to a wonderful DH for 17 years.
Momma to my 29 weeker Early Bird who is nine
and my little Wiggle Worm born 33 weeks who is five
knitlove is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to knitlove For This Useful Post:
charla (07-14-2018)
Old 07-15-2018, 09:18 PM   #8
mummy2boys
~*Moderator on Leave*~ in We'd Love to Meet You, Let's Talk, High Need/Spirited Children, Joyous Homekeeping, and The Cookbook
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 15,448
mummy2boys has a reputation beyond reputemummy2boys has a reputation beyond reputemummy2boys has a reputation beyond reputemummy2boys has a reputation beyond reputemummy2boys has a reputation beyond reputemummy2boys has a reputation beyond reputemummy2boys has a reputation beyond reputemummy2boys has a reputation beyond reputemummy2boys has a reputation beyond reputemummy2boys has a reputation beyond reputemummy2boys has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Kitchen Maintenance

I think I've got to get into the habit of doing it daily as it seems to work better for me then (when I've done it in the past)
__________________
Alysia
Married to the love of my life
Mama to 2 wonderful boys
Waiting to meet 3 in heaven 2/2005, 5/2007 & 8/2011
Striving, with God's help, to be a gentle mother each day
mummy2boys is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to mummy2boys For This Useful Post:
charla (07-16-2018)
Old 07-16-2018, 10:30 AM   #9
sweetpeas
Rose Trellis
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,311
sweetpeas has a reputation beyond reputesweetpeas has a reputation beyond reputesweetpeas has a reputation beyond reputesweetpeas has a reputation beyond reputesweetpeas has a reputation beyond reputesweetpeas has a reputation beyond reputesweetpeas has a reputation beyond reputesweetpeas has a reputation beyond reputesweetpeas has a reputation beyond reputesweetpeas has a reputation beyond reputesweetpeas has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Kitchen Maintenance

I do dishes & counters daily. Lexie unloads the dishwasher (and puts away hand-washed dishes at the same time (I handwash bulky stuff, and leave it to drain on the counter above the dishwasher so it's all together). Stove top if something gets spilled on it, which works out to about once a week. Fridge doors if they bug me. I'm trying to get in the habit of wiping down the fridge doors & cleaning out the fridge weekly before grocery shopping. I have a kid sweep/mop once a week (we have 3 main areas on the main floor, all hard floors, so each kid sweeps/mops one of those spaces weekly and we rotate who does which) If I need to I sweep (or run the stick vac) more often, but with the kids being older, that's less of an issue, when kids were little the kitchen had to be swept daily).

Deeper cleaning, I have a monthly rotation. First week of the month is Kitchen. I have a list of kitchen deep cleaning chores, and how often I want to do them (monthly, every other month, quarterly, yearly) so based on what we're doing that week and what needs to be done, I'll choose one kitchen chore per kid, and one or two for me each month. Sometimes that means steam mopping the floors, sometimes it means wiping down cabinet doors, dusting the ceiling fan, cleaning the microwave, etc. . .

My house doesn't win any Martha Stewart awards, but it mostly keeps things to a level I can live with
__________________


Busy Homeschooling Mom to 3 Sweetpeas:
Lexie & Ashlyn 15 yr old twins
and
Lina, 9
sweetpeas is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to sweetpeas For This Useful Post:
charla (07-16-2018)
Old 07-16-2018, 11:44 AM   #10
Soliloquy
Administrator
 
I am a silkie hen.
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: In the coop.
Posts: 44,966
Soliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Kitchen Maintenance

Minimize what you keep out.

I know many people would hate this but I love it. I have nothing decorative in my kitchen except for a few plants. It makes it so much easier to wipe the entire counter every single day.

I make sure the kitchen is completely clean before I go to bed. I don't like waking up to face yesterday's mess. Each night I wipe down all the counters and sweep. Then I run the dishwasher.

The inside of the fridge is my problem. Food for 7 people in one fridge means it's like Tetris in there.
__________________
Lisa, 45.
Moderator in Theological & Doctrinal Issues, Drawing Closer, Bible Study, & Educating Our Children
Mom to 5 wonderful kids! 2 dogs, 4 cats, and some chickens.
My Instagram
Soliloquy is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Soliloquy For This Useful Post:
charla (07-16-2018)
Old 08-03-2018, 10:58 AM   #11
charla
Moderator in Cookbook and Empty Arms
 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 14,627
charla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Kitchen Maintenance

I have been able to maintain my kitchen pretty well over the last couple weeks. I appreciate all of your tips. Two things I can't seem to keep up with are the microwave and the floor. The rest is coming along fairly easily. And it is making such a difference in the way I feel to have a mostly clean kitchen. I don't think I realized how much it was weighing me down.
__________________
CHARLA
INFJ
Married to my pastor husband, Nick, for 26 years
Mom to the architect, Nathan (18)
and the dancer, Hope (14)
and my three cherished babies in heaven
Save
Save
Save
Save
Save
charla is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to charla For This Useful Post:
RiverRock (08-03-2018), Singingmom (08-03-2018), Soliloquy (08-05-2018), sweetpeas (08-04-2018), Virginia (08-03-2018)
Old 08-05-2018, 04:22 PM   #12
knitlove
Rose Garden
 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Vermont
Posts: 14,515
knitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Kitchen Maintenance

The 'moping' routine in our house is I spray soptsand the girls wipe up the bubbles. itworkedbetterwhenni had one under 5 because then it was fun. ocasionally I will spray the floorand asked the girls ( I will do this as well) to wipe it up with there socked feet, the socks then go straight into the kitchen laundy.

Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
__________________
Wife to a wonderful DH for 17 years.
Momma to my 29 weeker Early Bird who is nine
and my little Wiggle Worm born 33 weeks who is five
knitlove is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to knitlove For This Useful Post:
charla (08-05-2018)
Old 08-05-2018, 04:44 PM   #13
Virginia
Rose Garden
 
Don't mind my faces. They usually don't mean anything.
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 5,983
Virginia has a reputation beyond reputeVirginia has a reputation beyond reputeVirginia has a reputation beyond reputeVirginia has a reputation beyond reputeVirginia has a reputation beyond reputeVirginia has a reputation beyond reputeVirginia has a reputation beyond reputeVirginia has a reputation beyond reputeVirginia has a reputation beyond reputeVirginia has a reputation beyond reputeVirginia has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Kitchen Maintenance

I just wipe the microwave out any time something spills. But that doesn’t happen often because we always cover our food before microwaving: https://www.amazon.com/Vented-Microw.../dp/B00Q62PMG8

Floor— I have the swiffer that comes with the wet pads. It’s not the wet jet. But I don’t use the pads that comes with it because of chemicals. Here’s how to make your own: https://happymoneysaver.com/make-swiffer-wet-pads/




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
Christine
current WAHM; former high school teacher; wife to pharmacist DH "R" since 7.31.2010
Lila in heaven, 8/2015
DD1 "KO" born 8/2017


Gluten free since March 2013
Virginia is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Virginia For This Useful Post:
charla (08-05-2018), Quiteria (08-07-2018)
Old 08-06-2018, 06:06 AM   #14
knitlove
Rose Garden
 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Vermont
Posts: 14,515
knitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Kitchen Maintenance

Oh I realized something this morning that has helped me so so much in kitchen cleaning.it sounds really counter productive but it has helped.

I don't try to always get something all the way clean. I just wipe it down every day. So every day I wipe the inside door of the stove and the microwave insodeand out.when I started doing this 6 months ago it didn't seem like I was doing any good but I just at it. Now the inside of my oven door isn't black and I can see in the window.

My inclination is that if I am going to clean it I have to completely scrub it untill it is all the way clean to start it. But that takes a tun of time and doesn't happen very often but I simply wipeing it down every day I have made and kept up with kuch lore progress than all of my deep cleaning before.

Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
__________________
Wife to a wonderful DH for 17 years.
Momma to my 29 weeker Early Bird who is nine
and my little Wiggle Worm born 33 weeks who is five
knitlove is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to knitlove For This Useful Post:
Quiteria (08-07-2018), Singingmom (08-07-2018)
Old 08-06-2018, 08:41 AM   #15
charla
Moderator in Cookbook and Empty Arms
 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 14,627
charla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Kitchen Maintenance

Quote:
Originally Posted by knitlove View Post
Oh I realized something this morning that has helped me so so much in kitchen cleaning.it sounds really counter productive but it has helped.

I don't try to always get something all the way clean. I just wipe it down every day. So every day I wipe the inside door of the stove and the microwave insodeand out.when I started doing this 6 months ago it didn't seem like I was doing any good but I just at it. Now the inside of my oven door isn't black and I can see in the window.

My inclination is that if I am going to clean it I have to completely scrub it untill it is all the way clean to start it. But that takes a tun of time and doesn't happen very often but I simply wipeing it down every day I have made and kept up with kuch lore progress than all of my deep cleaning before.

Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk

Oh that is a really good point!
__________________
CHARLA
INFJ
Married to my pastor husband, Nick, for 26 years
Mom to the architect, Nathan (18)
and the dancer, Hope (14)
and my three cherished babies in heaven
Save
Save
Save
Save
Save
charla is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to charla For This Useful Post:
SonshineMama (09-10-2018)
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:10 AM.


A variety of opinions and ideas are shared on GCM. Personal experiences, suggestions, and tips found here are in no way intended to substitute for medical counsel from a healthcare professional. Always use your own good judgement and seek professional advice when in doubt about a health concern.

Amazon.com affiliate link

Copyright 1997-2017 by Gentle Christian Mothers™
An alternative-minded, evangelical Christian community supporting attachment parenting and natural living.

Do not post content elsewhere.
http://www.gentlechristianmothers.com/community/

Some smilies created and copyrighted by Mazeguy.
Some smilies and avatars created and copyrighted by flowermama and children -- do not use elsewhere.

Soli Deo Gloria
To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen. ~ Romans 16:27 (KJV)

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.