The kitchen is a very important room in any household. From it, all meals are prepared and even served. A messy kitchen is demoralizing and an eyesore. Therefore, it is important to always keep your kitchen clean and organized.
Below are some simple tips that will enable you to have a perpetually tidy and organized kitchen:
Minimize items on your countertops
A cluttered countertop is equal to a cluttered kitchen. Only put items that are regularly used on the counter, such as a neat spice organizer, a fruit bowl, a set of regularly used knives, etc. Ensure that those items are neatly arranged and have their specific spots on the countertop.
Clean as you go
This may sound difficult to enforce but is it a very important rule in having a clean kitchen. Wipe spills as soon as they happen, wash dishes while the dinner is in the oven, return ingredients where they were after using them, etc.
Invest in quality cleaning tools and products
Products or equipment designed to clean specific kitchen surfaces or equipment are more effective than multipurpose cleaning products. For example, a good oven cleaning detergent will clean up the oven the oil and gunk faster than an all-purpose disinfectant, thus saving you time. However, while buying products be careful to not become a product junkie and only purchase necessary products that will ease your cleaning processes.
Declutter and organize your kitchen cabinets and pantry often
Regularly decluttering your kitchen cabinets and pantry will enable you to get rid of unnecessary items, clean up and organize the cabinets, utilize the space available better and give life to your kitchen cabinets.
Disinfect your sink
Make it a habit to always clean up the sink and disinfect it to avoid spreading germs or having unpleasant smells emanating from it, by using a sink cleaning detergent and a sink drain cleaner. Strive to have a clean sink by washing the dishes before they pile up. Lastly, avoid throwing food particles into the sink as they clog the pipes over time.
Clean out your fridge regularly
Regularly wiping the fridge, is important as it enables you to take stock of what groceries to purchase in your next visit to the market and avoid food wastage as well. Check your fridge regularly to organize it and also see if there are any stale leftovers.
Empty your trash can
This simple task works magic in eliminating bad smells in the kitchen. Invest in smaller and good-quality trash bags allow you to take the trash outside often. Wipe down your trash can with disinfectant regularly as well.