The kitchen is one of the most frequently used rooms in your home by all members of your family, so it’s natural for it to get pretty messy. No matter how hard you try to keep your kitchen clean and organized, it’s easy for your hard work to be undone after constant use and messy cooking. If you prefer to keep a spotless kitchen but find it difficult to do so throughout a busy day, here are a few helpful tips to try.
Keep Counters Clear
If your kitchen countertops are full of appliances such as your toaster or blender or other silverware, this can make your space feel cluttered. Finding an alternative space for these items such as inside of a cabinet or other storage device can clear off so much space on your counter, giving you more room to cook and significantly reducing the cluttered feeling of the room.
Clean While You Cook
Waiting until you are finished preparing and eating a meal to clean the kitchen can lead to a loss of motivation and feelings of stress. Try to clean up your kitchen *while* you are cooking to make the most of your time and to help keep you from getting overwhelmed in the future. Doing some dishes or wiping off the countertops while you’re waiting for a pot to boil or the oven to preheat can be a game changer.
Don’t Forget to Clean the Sink
A common mistake that many people make is neglecting to wipe down or clean out their sink after doing dishes. Scrubbing your sink with some soap will get rid of any gross food residue that will make doing dishes seem less than desirable in the future.
Keep an Eye on Leftovers
Your kitchen might seem extra gross if there are leftovers filling your fridge that are well past their expiration date. Keep an eye on any extra food or leftovers that are stored such as your Lean Kitchen Company lunches, and be sure to throw food out once you have determined you won’t eat it, before it reaches its expiration date.
Split the Responsibilities
Assigning different members of your household to different tasks in the kitchen each week can ensure that one person is not taking on too much responsibility. Example: if you did the dishes last night, it might be your husband’s turn tonight, while you take out the trash.