Tips for keeping your kitchen clean and organised
A clean and tidy kitchen not only helps you keep everything hygienic, it’s makes for a much nicer environment too. And, as the kitchen is the heart of the home, everyone wants to enjoy theirs to the max. Here are three top tips to help get your kitchen clean and organised and keep it that way.
- Start with a really good clean
The first step to keeping your kitchen clean and organised is to de-clutter and give it a good clean. Here’s what you need to do:
- Clear all your surfaces so that you can wipe down thoroughly.
- Remove items from cabinets so that you can clean them out.
- Clean your fridge and freezer.
- Wipe down the floor.
- Put away any utensils and appliances that you don’t use regularly – keeping your worktops as clear as possible will help you keep things organised more easily.
The clean up isn’t just about the surfaces, sinks and cabinets though, you should give your storage solutions a good clean too. Whether it’s scrubbing down spice racks or sterilising jars in microwave, the cleaner everything is at the start the easier it’ll be as you go.
- Use clever storage
A lack of storage is one of the biggest reasons kitchens get disorganised. Once you’ve filled your cabinets it’s all too easy to just chuck everything else on your worktop. Before you know it you’ve got little room to work in and little inclination to clean. After all, you’ll spend just as long moving things out of the way as you will wiping. The solution is to find clever storage options – the following three should give you some good ideas:
- Using jars. Use these to store dried goods, sauces, and cereals, rather than filling your cupboards with clunky boxes. Sterilising jars in microwave ovens first will help you preserve your food for longer too.
- Use your wall space. Putting up shelves will help you get items out of your cabinets for extra space, and help you get appliances off kitchen worktops too.
- Use hooks. Hooks are great for kitchen utensils, and they’re versatile too. Hanging from the back of a door, under a cabinet, on shelves, or even from the ceiling – hanging items will free up plenty of space and keep your kitchen better organised.
- Clean as you go
Everything you’ve done in the first two steps will make it easier for you to keep your kitchen clean and tidy in the future. However, these tips are only as good as your cleaning schedule. Wiping down as you go, putting items away after you use them, and sticking to a thorough cleaning schedule will help you keep on top of things long-term.
Put these kitchen cleaning and organising tips into action and you’ll find it easier to maintain a cleaner and more efficient space.