How refreshing is it to clean? Or is it a daunting task?
Come every Spring people try to get in the mode of cleaning and refresh their houses. Think about one room at a time or assign each member of your household an area or room to clean. I like to clean out the kitchen including the refrigerator, freezer, and pantry/cupboards. There’s something invigorating about pulling out every single item in the refrigerator (cleaning it if there are spills), placing them on the counter, and throwing away old food, rotting produce, or condiments. Don’t forget to check the expiration dates! This will most likely leave your fridge much more empty (and remind you to eat leftovers). The same goes for your freezer and pantry/cupboards.
To take kitchen spring cleaning to the next level, try labeling your pantry/cupboard items. These can include flours, nuts, seeds, dry beans, seasonings, variety of pastas, etc. An attractive way to display ingredients is in mason jars, which also makes it easier to label. Another bonus is you can see the ingredients a lot better!
Additionally, I try to organize my kitchen drawers the best I can. I have found it is easy to do this with kitchen drawer organizers either made of clear plastic or wire. There are also countertop jars to store kitchen tools and utensils so they’re not stuck in a drawer and easily accessible. The other argument is having the tools on the counter can look cluttered, it just depends on your kitchen’s space and your style.
Feel more organized, more productive, you’ll be able to find items in your fridge and freezer again. When all is thrown away and organized, disinfect and wipe all the counters, the stove top, and the inside of the microwave. Overall the more you keep up on cleaning and organizing, the easier and quicker it becomes! Even if it’s picking up the kitchen for 10 minutes a day.
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