Do you dread cleaning the kitchen? There always seems to be a heaping pile of dishes waiting for someone to unload and reload the dishwasher. And the cycle repeats.

You know that once you get going, cleaning the kitchen doesn’t take terribly long, but in order to clean, you have to get over the mental hurdle.

All you need is a little motivation. That’s where this post comes in. Once you know why it’s so important to keep your kitchen clean, it’s easier to find time to get the job done.

In truth, there are many reasons why you should want a clean kitchen, and some will be individual to you and your family. But here are just a few of the common reasons why your kitchen needs to be the cleanest in the house.

Make appearances

If you’re worried about what other people think, this is one area where you should get busy cleaning. Whenever people come over, they usually end up in the kitchen.

And since this is where all your meals are prepared, it looks a bit icky to have it a mess.

After all, you’d be grossed out if you went to a restaurant that had a dirty kitchen. Your guests will be more understanding, but they will look at your food in a different light.

Set a good example

When life gets hectic, the kitchen is often the first room to show signs of distress. Cereal boxes pile up on the counter along with the dishes and everything else. And it’s completely understandable, especially when you have kids.

But when you have kids, you must know that you’re leading by example. The way you keep your kitchen today is likely how they’ll keep theirs when they grow up.

If you let days or weeks go by without cleaning, you’re sending the message that this is okay.

Instead, ask your kids to pitch in and help keep the kitchen clean. They’ll learn healthy skills to last a lifetime.

Stop wasting food

When your kitchen is a disaster, you’re less likely to want to cook. And when you don’t cook, food goes to waste. Unfortunately, this can have a snowball effect that goes from bad to worse quickly. If you don’t clear out one rotting fruit or vegetable, the rest may perish faster too.

But when the rest of your kitchen is clean, and you’re cooking often, you’re more likely to be on top of rotating produce…
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