Your kitchen needs to have the kind of atmosphere wherein you don’t find cooking a tiresome and draining hassle, but a fun and creative experience. There are indeed ways in which you can make cooking fun, and one of them is to take proper care of your kitchen. Here we have listed out some useful tips for the same.
1: CLEAN AS YOU GO:
Annoying as it is, this is a very important tip in a kitchen. Make sure that you clean dishes immediately after they are used, rather than waiting for a huge pile to form, which you might simply put away for the next day. Ensure that you don’t leave stains to dry, but wipe them off as soon as they form.
2: FIND A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING:
Assign a set place for everything that you use in your kitchen, be it ingredients or spare garbage bags. Keep the ingredients and utensils you need the most in the cabinets that are easiest to reach while cooking. This will ensure that it’s easier to find things when you need them and you don’t waste time and energy searching.
3: LABEL YOUR INGREDIENTS:
It’s very easier to confuse powdered sugar with salt, whole wheat flour from pastry flour etc. Make sure that all your spices and sauces and other ingredients are properly labelled so you don’t end up using the wrong ones, thus entirely ruining your dish.
4: TAKE OUT THE TRASH:
Do not leave trash cans overflowing and loaded garbage bags piled in a corner of your kitchen. This will leave a very repulsive smell throughout the house and prevent you from wanting to enter your own kitchen. Make sure that you make it routine to take your trash out at least once a week and not let it pile up.
5: WASH YOUR SINK AND COUNTER TOPS ONCE YOU’RE DONE WITH THE DISHES:
Make sure that once you’re done washing the dishes, you also clean the sink and scrape out any residual bits of food stuck to it. This will ensure that unwanted grime does not stick to it for good, thus making your job harder in the future. Also, clean the counters in case of water, soap or bits of food are left on it. This will leave your kitchen cleaner for future use.
6: GET THE RIGHT CLEANING TOOLS AND ALWAYS HAVE THEM IN HANDY:
Ensure that you never have to put off a chore for the next day simply because you don’t have the essential cleaning tools, have run out it or can’t find it. Always have your detergents and brushes and paper towels at the ready and complete the cleaning immediately after the cooking is done.
Finally, to ensure that your kitchen remains well taken care of, follow all six tips consistently, without slacking in between. If you let the dishes pile once, it has a good chance of being repeated the next day. Same goes for garbage bags left out too long. Following these tips on a daily basis will save you a lot of extra, unnecessary work in the future and ensure your kitchen always remains clean and inviting.