My kitchen is the most used room in the house.
I love to bake and cook, and when I’m not baking or cooking I’m fetching someone juice or water, doing dishes, putting dishes away…
…and it seems that the sink is never empty.
I once saw someone Instagram their very pretty kitchen, all neat and tidy, with the lights out and it said, “Closed for the night”. I thought to myself, “My kitchen has never looked like that”.
Even when the dinner dishes are done, someone is sneaking a snack, grabbing a drink…and then there is my infamous night-time popcorn habit that I have no interest in breaking…
And the thing is this: because it is in use 16-some-odd hours a day, stuff piles up. The counters start collecting odds and ends, crumbs get behind the slow cooker, the insides of the cupboards start to get dirty and sticky and the tiles get grease splatters caked on.
Here we go!
8 Tips to Organizing the Kitchen
1. One cupboard at a time, pull everything out. Wipe down the insides and outsides. Pay careful attention to the corners and even consider lining them with shelf paper to make it easier next year!
2. Before you put anything back, examine it to see if you truly need it or use it. Do you have an appliance you never use, consider donating it to charity.
3. Pull everything off of your counter tops and wipe them down. Only put back what you use on a daily basis. Clear counter tops make cooking so much easier! But before you put these items back, wipe them down. The remainder of
4. Find a home for the remaining items, or give them to charity.
5. Scour your sink. Let me give you a tip: once you’ve scoured your sink, wipe it dry. Then grab a rag and some baby oil and wipe down your sink and faucet. They will shine like they’re new!
6. Clean your oven. I know – no one likes to do this. But you can clean your oven without chemicals by using baking soda and water. Simply sprinkle baking soda all over, then spray it down with water. Leave it sit for several hours, then scub it down really well.
7. Clean your microwave by taking a bowl of water with a few squirts of lemon and microwaving it for 3 minutes. Once done, remove the bowl and wipe down your microwave. The steam will have loosened any hardened food and the lemon will leave it smelling fresh.
8. Clean your fridge. Toss expired food and wipe it down well.
Now your done and your kitchen is ready to prepare some great awesomeness to bless your family!
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