As far as your home life goes, you probably spend a significant amount of time in your kitchen. And from that, it makes sense that you would want to keep this one of the cleanest and most organized places in your household. Unfortunately, many times this is not the case. If you find yourself frustrated with your kitchen cleanliness, it’s time to take control.
First of all, you have to start the pantry. After that is clean, be sure you have a method in your household for dishes, and then that you don’t let mold a takeover anywhere in the wet areas, and then that you find a process to avoid spoiled food in the fridge, which is not only gross but also costs you money.
Start With the Pantry
Keeping the pantry clean involves several steps. You have to make sure there are no bugs in there that tend to be attracted to certain types of food. And you also have to make sure that you don’t keep pushing the same cans to the back to get dusty and stay there past their expiration dates. Having all of your shelves organized in a way that makes spatial sense is also a huge help.
Have a Method For Dishes
Dishes should never stay dirty in your sink. By organizing dishes duty with everyone in your family, you can ensure that there are no cups and plates with food on them for more than even a few hours maximum. If you make sure everyone at least rinses their dishes right after eating, this makes a huge difference in the cleanliness factor as well as the fact that the kitchen sink often smells bad.
Don’t Let Mold Take Over
Several areas in your kitchen can be considered wet areas. If you don’t drive these out, you can get kitchen mold, and that creates bad smells and potentially even unhealthy conditions. Make sure that after every time you do anything where moisture gets up and around kitchen appliances, you dry it off very quickly. It only takes a little bit of extra effort right away, whereas it will take significant effort later to scrub mold away.
Find a Process To Avoid Spoiled Food in the Fridge
Kitchen cleanliness means refrigerator cleanliness. How often you look in your fridge just to see that you have hidden rotting vegetables in your bottom drawers? How many times have you looked through the shelves to see salad dressing bottles that are four years old? If this sounds like you, then you should find some method where you look through your fridge every week and see what needs to be eaten and what needs to be thrown away. Sticking with this routine over time is a great way always to have a clean kitchen space.