Tips For Keeping Your Kitchen Clean When You Cook

The kitchen is the heart of your home. It’s where you spend a lot of time, and it should be clean, organized, functional, pleasant to cook in, etc. The kitchen is one of those rooms people love to hate because it’s such an important part of our homes but also one of those areas we just don’t want to think about too much.

But if you really take the time to organize this room properly, then it makes cooking easier, cleaner, less stressful, more enjoyable, and fun, but it makes cleaning up after meals even easier.

This article will give some tips for keeping your kitchen clean and well-organized so that when you sit down at the table with your family or friends you can enjoy yourself!

Tips On Keeping Kitchen Clean While Cooking

Use a timer

Many have a common problem ms forgetting whether they turned off their oven before leaving for work or getting ready for bed. By using an inexpensive digital alarm clock, you won’t forget which appliances need to turn back on after each use.

Get rid of clutter

You may feel like everything has its place, but that doesn’t mean you need to hide all of your pots and pans under the sink. Instead, get rid of any unused items that aren’t needed for everyday life. If there isn’t anything else useful left behind, donate these items to charity or sell them online.

Just like you choose a storage unit to stock up your unwanted mattresses, the same way you need to create a separate socket to pile up your unwanted kitchen stuff.

Remove unnecessary objects

It might seem obvious, but removing extra pieces of furniture or knick-knacks from around the kitchen can help clear space and make your life simpler. Think twice before buying something new — especially large household gadgets or appliances. They could end up taking up valuable storage space.

Make meals that are easy to prep

Cooking dinner every night can become quite tedious if you find yourself constantly searching through cupboards and drawers looking for ingredients. TStart planning several days ‘ worth of dinners early on tosave time while preparing food for the week ahead,

Then pick recipes based on what you already have available rather than trying to create a unique recipe just because you ran out of eggs or milk. But always remember never to hurry as this would create a mess in the kitchen.

Plan ahead of time

Set aside enough time to prepare lunches for the following day. Try setting reminders via text message or email to ensure that you never go hungry again. Set out containers for storing leftover foods in order to avoid wasting food by throwing it away once it’s been used.

If you plan and work in your kitchen, then you will never have to worry about things getting cluttered and there would be less mess.

Use Canisters Instead Of Tupperware As Much As Possible

Using containers instead of plastic bags saves money and space because they often don’t need to be cleaned out. They can be used again and again with no worries about having to wash them out each time you use them. Plus, using a container means that it won’t get lost in the back of cupboards where other items may end up getting stored.

If you want something extra special for storing leftovers, try making reusable storage containers by cutting down an old t-shirt into smaller pieces, sewing it together, ironing it flat, then gluing it shut. These would work great for storing sauces, soups, beans, etc., and could even double as cute aprons to wear while serving guests.

Clean up the grease properly

Another thing that tends to build up in your kitchen sink is grease and other kinds of debris. To clean this kind of thing, you should make sure that you have a special sink with a drain.

In order to do this, you should simply drain out all the water from your sinks. Once you have drained all of the water out of your sinks, you should then wipe down the sink with a clean white towel.

Make use of fewer dishes and utensils

Most people have a kitchen that they use for every meal. It is one of the most used spaces in their home, so it needs to be clean at all times. If you ahavetrouble keeping your kitchen clean, try using fewer dishes or utensils when cooking meals.

Also, make sure to wash them thoroughly after each time you cook with them. This will reduce the amount of cleaning needed later on.

Keep collecting trashes

Kitchen trash bins should always be cleaned out before they become full, if not, garbage will start piling up around the sink, making cleanup harder than necessary. Use an old toothbrush to scrub down any surfaces where food was cooked or prepared, especially those areas near the drain.

Afterward, rinse the brush thoroughly with water so no remaining bits of grease remains behind. Never put hot foods directly onto cold countertops because bacteria can grow quickly between them. Also, avoid putting used dishes directly into the trash bin; instead, wash them first.

Never wait to clean kitchen spills

Always try to clean the kitchen spills immediately or as soon as possible. You need something called a non-toxic sponge to start off with. These sponges come in various sizes but what matters more than size is strength – look for one made out of natural materials like wood pulp.

When using this type of sponge, always test its strength before putting it into direct contact with foodstuffs. If it doesn’t hold up then don’t put it anywhere near anything edible.

Multitasking

Also, you will have to multitask to keep your kitchen clean and hygienic always.  Never wait to let your food dry on the stove as it will get hard to clean later on. Try to make it clean whenever you get time.

Cooking and cleaning the kitchen can be a tiring task. If your kitchen is big enough, you can keep a small set up to rest and keep a few contour wedge pillows to stretch for some time when you are free.

Conclusion

So, these are a few tips on how you can keep your kitchen clean whenever you are in the kitchen and keep them clean and hygienic.

About Carissa Taylor

Carissa is the founder and creator of the Gliving. With an emphasis on healthy eating and living, Carissa's recipes and food photography have been featured in various publications including the Food Network Blog, Huffington Post, TODAY Food, and more.