Nobody likes cleaning. Let’s just get that out of the way. However, depending on the room, this dislike can vary, with the kitchen being the most disliked room in the house to clean. And with good reason: it gets very messy very quickly! But it doesn’t always have to be or stay that way.
- Clean as you use. When you are cooking, and you finish with a ladle, give it a quick clean and store it away as you cook. The same goes for pots and cutlery. It all works to reduce the mess of your kitchen after cooking.
- Clean up spills immediately. Keep a broom and a dustbin in the kitchen and be sure to clean up any spills straight away. If you don’t have the time to sweep every day, consider a robotic helping hand at the Groupon Coupons page for iRobot.
- Set up bowls. If you are anticipating having to keep ingredients off the heat and separate before combining them, keep a set of bowls on your countertop and use these as you prepare. Once you’re finished with them, of course, wash them out and store them away.
- Speaking of bowls, the same tip goes for any cutlery or utensils that you will reuse. Set up a large bowl or even a cooking pot and fill it with warm water. In between stirring and mixing, keep your utensils in here. This is good for preventing splatters as utensils drop and move.
- Keep your trash empty. Apart from smelling, a constantly full kitchen trash can is the quickest way to accumulate mess. Swap yours for a small counter top container (an old plastic container can do), and use this instead. The small size and visibility will make you more likely to keep it empty.
- Make more space. If you have appliances and utensils cluttering your countertops, then you are off to a bad start. Clear out your pantry and kitchen storage spaces of items you realistically will never eat or use, and utilize the space for storing your small appliances.
Keeping a clean isn’t as impossible as you might think, it just takes a little time, effort, and know-how.