Every house has those places that are personal and reflects a lot about the people who live in the house. For most houses, this is the kitchen and bathrooms and bedroom, the three places that are hardest to maintain. But, if an outsider is to look at these spaces, they will be able to gain a lot about the people who live in that particular house. Imagine if you walked into the dirty kitchen of a house, with a few days’ worth dishes stacked in the dishwasher, you would not have a very good impression on the cleanliness of the people living in that house. The same can be said for bathrooms and bedrooms. In this article we focus on one such area. Here is how you keep your kitchen neat and tidy.
A place for everything and everything in its place
This should be your go-to kitchen mantra. First and foremost, everything in your kitchen should have a place. This means that those dishes cannot be permanently on the counter nor that pack of cookies on the refrigerator. Take some time to designate a place for everything. If things such as cutlery don’t fit in anywhere, don’t just dump them into a drawer. Tie them up neatly in reusable cable ties and store them together. Keep pots and pans inside cupboard and should only be taken out when they are required for cooking. Follow this for every item in the kitchen. After you are done, make sure that the other family members who use the kitchen also know where everything should go after they have used them.
The right storage mechanisms
Not every food in your kitchen requires the same storage mechanism. Some go in the refrigerator while some others don’t have to. So quit stuffing every type of food in the refrigerator. Not only does this waste your electricity, but it also has an adverse effect on those food items that should really be in the fridge. So before you put everything in the fridge, read their storage instructions. Things such as pulses, legumes, cookies, pasta don’t need to go in the fridge. Put these in air tight containers or in plastic bags secured with reusable cable ties. Collapsible food storage containers are also a great idea
The kitchen is a place that generates a lot of bacteria and fungi. As such, it should be cleaned quite routinely. So set up a cleaning schedule for your kitchen. It should be cleaned daily, after every use, followed by a more thorough cleaning every weekend. Get your family involved in this, and you not find it to be boring chore, but a quality time with your family.