During the holidays, we know that time is short; it always seems to go by so fast. Closet & Storage Concepts in Marlton, NJ is here to help you make the most of it with these quick tips to keep your kitchen clean and organized. All you need are a few minutes a day to keep your kitchen looking great throughout the season.
Method 1: Multi-Task
An easy way to work in cleaning is by multi-tasking. Doing a couple of cleaning tasks as you brush your teeth or wait for your morning beverage can help you accomplish everything on your list. It’s easy to clear off the kitchen counter whether it’s the junk mail or putting away kitchen appliances while you wait. If everything is squared away, take a few moments for yourself before you start the day to foster productivity.
Method 2: Pick Easy Tasks
Easy kitchen tasks that you can do everyday to keep your kitchen sparkling include wiping down the stove top, floors, and putting away the dishes. By doing a little every day, you won’t be bogged down by all of these tasks piling up over time. It especially helps to stop dirt from accumulating. For your floors, a simple dry sweep can do wonders to keep dust from growing. Small cordless vacuums are particularly handy for these everyday tasks.
Bonus: Clean the Pantry
If you have more time to dedicate to cleaning, we recommend cleaning out your kitchen pantry. This way you’ll be ahead of schedule and prepared for any upcoming parties (they will be here faster than you think)! Clear away moldy and expired foods as you would every week before garbage day (just think of it as a larger operation).
We know that cans and food in the pantry tend to get out of order when you’re looking for something in particular. Carefully arranging and putting items back into place can be especially important after a clean out to keep your pantry organized. This is because when you’re baking or cooking, you don’t want to realize that you’re missing an ingredient and have to go out to make a purchase. Plus, looking around won’t help if you have family coming over and are on a tight deadline. Tidying up and organizing helps to keep your kitchen running smoothly.
When you’re on a tight schedule, cleaning can sometimes go down the totem pole of importance. Keep in mind that a dirty home can often make a home feel cluttered, so it’s important to maintain and keep your home looking and feeling its best. For more organizing and cleaning tips be sure to check out our other posts! If you’re ready to increase storage in your kitchen, call Closet & Storage Concepts of Philadelphia, South Jersey, and Maryland. Our local experts are here to help.
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