No matter if you are a cuisine virtuoso, or you take your first steps in the art of cooking, your kitchen can get messy while cooking and it takes only a few seconds. Some of us are just way too passionate while cooking, just as the Italians do it. Others don’t have a good organisation and strategy and no matter what the case is, it is a real struggle to always end up with extremely messy and untidy kitchen every time after you are done the cooking. Because of that today we offer to you a few simple and easy-to-follow ideas on how to maintain your kitchen space and countertops well-organised and tidy, while you are cooking! Be sure to visit our blog every week for more house cleaning ideas as well as helpful recommendations for upholstery, carpet, after-builder cleaning and more!
- First things first, start with a clean kitchen space, otherwise, you cannot expect it to look amazing at the end of the whole cooking experience. In fact, it would look and feel even worse! In addition, when your kitchen is already clean and well-organised, you will be more productive, you will find the things you need easier, you will feel more organised and focused… and you will feel really guilty every time you create a mess in your newly cleaned kitchen, so you will try to avoid such situations and be more cautious. Don’t rely on cleaning along the way only!
- Empty the dishwasher, so you can load as you go and have more room to work. Running the dishwasher while you cook may sound like a good idea for saving a lot of time, but soon you will find out that is not that good as you have imagined it at first and there is no free space left with all the dirty dishes, pots and pans that make a clutter on your worktop.
- Use your garbage can, recycling bin or compost bucket. Throw away the waste right away and right where it belongs, otherwise, you are simply procrastinating a task that you will have to do later on and once again – create a bigger clutter on your work surface.
- If you want to be even more efficient – collect all the waste, packages and garbage in a bowl you are later going to empty. That way you can save yourself some time in the cooking process for separating the different sorts of garbage in the different recycle bins.
- If food falls on the ground, work your way quickly before it sticks, leaves a stain, get stepped on or squashed, etc. That way you ensure yourself less elbow grease needed when cleaning after.
- Make your life easier by using items that are easier to use and more comfortable. Flexible cutting mats are great because they funnel ingredients into the dish without little pieces escaping and making a mess. Measuring spoons can be reused constantly, so you can reduce the amount of dirty dishes.
- Have a place for all the dirty dishes and utensils to soak in hot and soapy water, while you are cooking. That way it would be easier to throw them in the dishwasher, later on, save some extra time and make sure that stains, grease and other sorts of residue will loosen up and the dishes will be cleaner after.
- Do you wonder where to store your testing and stirring spoons? Fill a jar with hot water and forget about the mess, grips and spills!
- Lay out all the ingredients you need before you start and put each one away as you go when you are done using it.
- Keep a towel and a dishcloth on hand and tackle spills, drips, stains, crumbs and more as you go.
- Make the most of your time. While you are waiting for your food to get ready, clean up space and save time.
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