Day one for Corona curfew completed.
I was mentally prepared for huge bouts of fights, tantrums, myself getting hyper, and I had visualized everything beforehand, which made me face the calamity in a better way(warlike preparation)
On the contrary to what I thought, I was calmer, patient, screamed less and was less irritable. I could work for a long hour and manage my time very well.
Now that the boys are home, I can take calls whenever possible and don’t have to restrict my work hours as per their school and extra curriculum classes. I don’t have to carry my laptop and sit outside their classes to finish my work.
Life is peaceful.
I would confess that day one of the house arrest boys had a lot of screen time in comparison to the allotted time-slot, but they have come into the holiday mode unwary to face final exams in the next few days.
Well, worrying is just mom’s job, and I am doing it to the best of my ability.
In between my workday, I did Hotwheels car racing, frowned at my teen, and failed miserably in threatening him to eat food in time. But we managed to have lunch together and talked a lot too.
I was able to shut my laptop at 6 pm ..and I was jumping in glee. I didn’t take any calls or read any emails after that.
I was also able to do my favorite stress reliever work- cleaning.
Yes, I love doing that. I cleaned my kitchen slab, the gas stove. Dusted, mopped, and made it all sparkling clean.
The kitchen is the power source of the house.
We work hard to have a full tummy.
Children look forward to- what’s special, mommy?
A hearty meal is always satisfying.
My dad always says, the heart of a home lies in the kitchen. I have somehow taken up this very seriously.
I want my kitchen not just clean but very clean and smelling good too.
Living in small apartments does not give many options to have the stuff of your choice in the kitchen, and we end up managing in whatever space we have. But even though I like my shelves and Tupperware neatly arranged.
I do not get an opportunity to arrange and clean my kitchen regularly; hence I used to call UrbanClap and similar local services for the cleaning. But in the end, I saw myself teaching them the nuances of cleaning and arranging stuff. At times I wonder I am in a wrong profession, housekeeping may be worked better for me.(self-praise is fantastic, ahem ahem)
I find arranging the stuff therapeutic. at some point I would like to extend this service to whosoever likes organized kitchen(trust me, I am not kidding )
The way I find my solace in running similarly, I find my happiness in arranged cupboards and cleaner kitchen.
The kitchen and bathroom are two places where bacteria multiples in large numbers. It is imperative to keep them extremely clean.
The food that we eat should be cooked in an extremely hygienic environment. It is not just a clean slab, but we need to clean our equipment also regularly like knives, cutlery, juicer, mixers, lighters.
Sharing a few pointers to clean up your kitchen promptly:
- Clean the gas stove regularly
- Dispose of the utensil cleaning scrub every week
- Dispose of the wiping cloth every week (‘The mop head tested was found to contain more than eight million bacteria per 100 cm2.’https://kaivac.com/a_77-Floor-Health-and-Phasing-Out-the-Mop Do not leave the mops wet throughout the night; instead, put them put in the open to dry and use it the next day.
- Wash cutting boards in hot, soapy water every time you use them. Discard cutting boards with deep scoring or gouges.
- Change the kitchen towels regularly
- Try not to follow the Indian tradition of using even the last bit of the old garment, get separate clothes for kitchen cleaning.
- If you find cleaning as a cumbersome process, then take the help of your maid or family members. Make it fun by involving children as well.
To keep our family healthy, we need to keep our kitchens clean . with corona and cleanliness bug setting in a high tone, I am wondering it’ll be wardrobes or the fridge today?
What do you do to keep your kitchen germ free? Share some tips, and it’ll be useful to learn.