6 Steps To Keeping Your Kitchen Disaster-Free
A kitchen disaster can only be adorable when kids are involved.
So unless you’re going to promise your spouse, significant other or roommate to clean up later, develop a strategy to keep the kitchen disaster free as you cook. Here are six ideas that should make it easy.
- Start with a clean canvas: Cooking in a dirty kitchen is an awful place to start. Give your kitchen a wipe down before you start, even if it’s an area of the kitchen you don’t plan on prepping or cooking in.
- Partner Up: Is your spouse not a capable cook? They can still help. Have them trail behind and clean as you create a nice treat for the two of you to enjoy later.
- Don’t let anything dry: Staying on top of messes makes them easier to clean. By tackling a spill as it happens, before it hardens is a big time saver. (And way less gross.)
- Measure over the sink: The Kitchn had this great tip (along with 9 others) that we loved. By measuring ingredients over the sink, anything spilled is cleaned just by turning on the faucet. Good deal!
- Quick clean now, deep clean later: Don’t worry about deep cleaning while cooking. Just wipe up anything spilled. And afterward, skip the hands and knees. Cleaning doesn’t have to be hard.
- Have fun: Perfection shouldn’t be the goal. Keep up with the cleaning as much as you can. Create the best food you can. But it will all taste better if you had a good time making it.
Emphasis on the last idea. Cooking should be something you enjoy beyond watching other folks do it on television. And the pay off is immediate: Delicious treats. Mitigate the mess and they’ll taste even sweeter.
Other articles in this series:
- Keep Spring Messes Where They Belong With Bagged Vacuums
- 6 Steps To Keep Your Kitchen Disaster-Free
- Three Fi-Dos and Three Fi-Don’ts to Cleaner Floors With Pets
- Things We Love: Your Floors, Furr Free Furniture and Chemical Free Cleaning
- Getting Healthy: Little things make big change.