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Tips from Fellow Taskers: Cleaning Kitchens

Hopefully you saw our blog post last week introducing the Tips from Fellow Taskers series, with the first blog article discussing top tips around communicating with your Clients during a Cleaning category task.

cleaning_4In this second blog post in the series, we’re going to feature some Tasker tips on where to start when cleaning a kitchen. These tips come from Taskers Ossie D., Laura D., and Max C.

Whether a Client has prepared for your arrival or has left the kitchen in a bit of a mess, our top Cleaning Taskers recommend starting to tackle the job by doing the following things:

  1. Scrape any food from the counters or dirty dishes into the trash or compost. Throw away any trash such as straws or paper towels that may be sitting around.
  2. Empty the dishwasher. If necessary, fill the dishwasher with any dirty dishes and run the cycle. This will clear the sink for you to use as a work area.

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Another useful trick we learned from our Taskers is how to clean a kitchen sponge. While sponges may seem innocent and clean at first glance, these frequently used items are hotbeds for germs. Here are three ways our Taskers recommend cleaning them properly:

1. Microwave

The microwave can destroy 99.9% of germs from a sponge. To utilize this method, saturate the sponge with water (around ¼-½ cup), then heat it on high for one minute (for scrub sponges) or two minutes (for cellulose sponges).

2. Dishwasher

The dishwasher also kills 99.9% of germs. If your Client has a dishwasher and enough dirty dishes to warrant a full load, simply add the sponge to a regular dishwasher load and use the “heated dry” setting.

3. Vinegar

Using vinegar can also eliminate 99.6% of bacteria. All you have to do is soak the sponge in white vinegar for five minutes, then rinse clean.

If you’re a Tasker and want to learn more, click here to view the full Tasker-built Cleaning lesson in the learning library. If you’re a Client and would rather a Tasker do the heavy lifting, click here to post a task!

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