For most households, the kitchen is the hub of the house – it sees a lot of foot traffic and is in constant use. If you aren’t eating breakfast or grabbing a quick pick me up coffee, there’s someone making lunch or dinner. It doesn’t take a lot for kitchen counters to become cluttered after a day or two of use.
If you’re looking for ways to keep your kitchen clean and tidy 24/7, it might be time to create new habits. After all, it only takes 28 days to form new habits, so why not get started today? They just might help you out so you can enjoy your kitchen whatever time of day it is.
#1 – Clean as you go!
This is one of the main habits that will help you to keep your kitchen as clean as can be. Wiping up spills and cleaning pots and pans as soon as you have used them is much easier than having a mountain of dishes to attend to once you have finished your meal.
Start by implementing this habit every time you cook. If cleaning a pan or wiping down a surface becomes part of your cooking routine, you won’t even notice that you’re doing it. It’s much easier to clean a pan as soon as your done with it rather than when food residue has had time to dry and stick to the surface. Ew.
#2 – Always do an evening countertop check
Keeping your countertops tidy and free of clutter is another way to keep your kitchen from looking messy. Get rid of that rogue piece of paper and the water bottle you left on your countertop earlier in the day.
Once all the items that don’t belong in the space are dealt with, you can give your countertops a final wipe down. This won’t take a few minutes of your time but will ensure that you can start tomorrow off with a clean slate – or should I say, countertop.
#3 – Create dedicated areas
It’s essential to have a space for all your kitchen essentials. If you’ve just bought a new blender, try and find a home for it. If all your items have a specific place where they belong, it makes it much easier to tidy up your kitchen.
If you’re limited on space and there just isn’t enough room, it might be time to declutter your kitchen space. Mastering this habit will lead to a more efficient kitchen in no time. For more helpful tips you can take a look at this guide.
#4 – Organise your cleaning supplies
Having dedicated areas and organising your cleaning supplies, so they are easily accessible, will help you to keep the kitchen spotless. Let’s face it, if you know that the cleaning spray and sponge are are just a quick grab away, you’ll be far more likely to use them, as you won’t have to go digging for them.
These are just a few habits you can start to apply. Now that your kitchen is as clean as can be you could start to implement some of those kitchen interior inspirations you have been lusting after!