Your kitchen is practically the busiest part of your house. Come to think of it, you use your kitchen to prepare breakfast, cook lunch and dinner. You even use your kitchen to drink a cup of coffee and chat with your family or friends.
Naturally, your kitchen won’t be free from all the clutter. Well, if you want to keep it clean and in order, here are some tips which might be useful for you:
1. Organize your dishes and other kitchen utensils. The first thing you need to do is to organize your dishes, pots, pans, utensils, and plastic storage containers so that they won’t be an eyesore. You can arrange your things neatly so that they would look better. Try to look for dishes and utensils that are no longer used or are already damaged then get rid of them. You can donate some of them for charity or sell them in one of your garage sales. You can also try to reorganize your dishes. You can place the ones you often use in one cabinet and the others which you seldom use in another. Try to keep the items you often use near you. This way, you would easily know where to find your things especially when you’re in a hurry.
2. Get rid of appliances you no longer use. Try to make an inventory of your kitchen appliances. Which ones are still working? Which ones are no longer being used? Then try to clear those appliances which are no longer functional- an old oven toaster, a blender that no longer works, and other stuff that you don’t need.
3. Clean your cabinets and drawers. Try to wipe those dusty cabinets and drawers with damp cloth and take out those items that you no longer need. This will free you some space.
4. Get rid of expired food items in your pantry. Check your food items regularly to see if they are about to expire or are already spoiled. Throw out those items which have been kept in your pantry for a very long time. You wouldn’t want to prepare expired food items for your family, right? On the other hand, organize your food items such as spices/condiments so that you can easily get hold of them when you’re cooking.
5. Free some space. You can free some space in your kitchen by hanging your pots and pans using a peg board, screws, and S hooks. You can buy these materials at your local home improvement stores. This will enable you to have extra storage space for other items.
6. Clean your fridge. First, take out all those old, expired food items in your refrigerator. Leftovers should be removed if you no longer need them. After taking out those items, wipe the inner part of your fridge with a solution of ½ cup white vinegar and a half gallon of warm water or you can use antibacterial liquid soap. Just make sure your refrigerator is turned off. This will help remove dirt and harmful germs and bacteria inside your refrigerator.
As you can see, your kitchen is a place you that want to keep germs and clutter away, and most importantly, you want it to be appealing to the eye!
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