A clean kitchen is a green kitchen and it will not only make your work easier but also fill you with positive vibes that will ultimately show in your cook. I’m sure you’ve come across all types of kitchens, the neat and tidy ones and the messy ones too. How would you like your kitchen? Of course clean right? Well then here’s a few ways to reduce the clutter and maintain it right.
Use the cabinets
A lot of people don’t like having a kitchen filled with shelves and cupboards but to keep a kitchen clean and tidy they offer the best solution. A lot of the occasionally used cookware or spice cans etc. can be placed behind the cupboard doors.
To keep shelves to a minimum we’d recommend a minimalistic style like the kitchen. Color the shelves and cupboards right and place stuff in an organized manner for a tidy and neat look. Use the space wisely and you’ll fit in a lot more things than you’d imagine.
Always put things away
One rule to always follow in the kitchen is to put away the things you use once done. Every appliance should have a designated storage space rather than just being left high and dry on the counter.
If the cookware is dirty put it away into the sink or dishwasher and if you’ve got veggies or meat you don’t need to keep in the fridge or pantry that very moment. Leave it on the counter and it may as well be there till eternity.
Designate a drawer for the mess
Well, every part of the kitchen can’t exactly be clutter free but rather than it being the countertop you can find a drawer to put it all away. That’s more like a cheat drawer where you can throw in anything you’d rarely use or don’t need.
Just make sure you keep that mess only to a specific spot and not end up spreading it out from one drawer to the next.
Use wall hangings
One of the easiest ways to reduce countertop clutter is to use wall hangings. For the pans and large spatulas or cooking spoons that you’d be using 2-3 times a day, create wall hangings with hooks or nails just above the countertop.
This way these things are easily accessible and yet placed neatly. It’s the smaller cookware that in a wink of an eye turns into a pile of mess and makes cleaning seem like a Herculean task.
The one last rule
The final golden rule is that your aim should always be to leave the kitchen in a better state than when you walked in. This simple mindset is enough for a clean and tidy kitchen.
Clean the countertop of any spills or drips and put away any spoon or plate you happen to use. The small little things go a long way in making your time in the kitchen a pleasant one.