“Poila Boishakh is around the corner, how are you managing all the intense preparation?" “How do you balance the work and home? When do you cook and when do you click and when do you write? Do you give sufficient time to your little one? Debjani how do I manage everything? Or, Share some easy tips for the working Mom's on managing the Kitchen!" or "Do share the Working Mom's Kitchen Hygiene Tips!"
Poila Boishakh is approaching soon and many of my readers who are working mothers send me such questions. They too are finding it difficult to juggle with time. As you all know, I am a working Mom and a food blogger as well and time is what matters a lot in my case. As a mother, my daughter is my first priority and so is my family. However, my work is equally important and so is my blog. After 10 years of blogging, which started as a passion, now it is beyond passion; more of pleasured responsibility. Needless to say, when there is a question by a reader, I try to answer or help them as much as I can. Considering the questions I receive from the readers, here are my little 2 cents on A Working Mom's Kitchen Hygiene Tips!
Working Mom's Kitchen Hygiene Tips for Poila Boishakh!
Organizing the things is the Key:
These Working Mom's Kitchen Hygiene Tips is starting with the Kitchen organization. Do it regularly to avoid the mess in the kitchen. Check what you need and what you don't. Discard unnecessary things if possible. Also, the organization helps in cleaning and maintaining the kitchen’s hygiene if done on a regular basis.
Cleanliness is the Priority:
The kitchen is the heart of a household. Safe food is something we just cannot ignore. From the ingredients we are using, the utensils used for cooking or the bowls to be used for storing and serving the food, (Comma added) need proper checking.
Start with the washing! Be it your hand or the spatula you are using or the raw materials (such as vegetables, meat, fish, lentil) it has to be properly cleaned.
The Hidden Places:
The hidden places need nurturing you know! Else they will start loving the cockroaches 😛 .
We often use shortcuts while cleaning the kitchen on a daily basis, which is fine to an extent. But during festive kitchen cleaning, especially now that Poila Boishakh is so close by, we should ensure that we clean the kitchen thoroughly and that every nook and corner of the kitchen is cleaned. As a habit, I often use LAL HIT during my thorough cleaning of the kitchen, because if I don’t, there are chances that cockroaches will invade my kitchen, which is gross. Plus, they’re a menace that is even responsible for spreading food poisoning.
And this is something I don’t want my family to be susceptible to – NOT IN MY HOUSE! Especially during the festive season. Cockroaches generally escape regular cleaning by hiding in crevices. Therefore, it becomes extremely crucial to use LAL HIT which has a deep reach nozzle that helps me to get rid of all the hidden cockroaches as well..
Planning is the king (if you are the queen):
Do plan ahead and make a checklist for the general cleanliness of the kitchen and for the matter for the household. Make sure you stock up on the necessary items to clean the kitchen. My list is inclusive of:
- Floor Cleaner
- Liquid soap
- Duster and pieces of cloths
- Bin bags
- Wire cleaner
- Brush and
- Insect Killer
Use the Weekend wisely:
When you are a 9-8 professional like me; you cannot give the time for cleaning and hygiene for your abode. The only option left is to use the weekend! I do that only. A few hours during the weekend are dedicated to my kitchen.
Ask 'em to Help:
A family is all about sharing and caring. Ask for help, ask for support. At times, people don't understand that you need support. You need to ask for it. It looks good to see a person having several feathers as part of his/ her cap but we sometimes forgot what that costs. In my case, my husband is an architect and in the equally demanding job but considering the hours I put in blogging he is always there to share the load. I involve my little one in the cleaning process too. She is responsible for the smaller tasks such as arranging things :).