The kitchen is the one room in the house that is likely to get very messy. It’s a room that you go in and out of each day, making food, putting food away and washing the pots. It’s easy to sit back and let the clutter and mess build up, but there are a few things you can do to minimize the clutter and make your kitchen look as neat and tidy as it’ll ever be!
Always keep on top of everything. If you’ve used a plate to eat a sandwich, wash it and dry it straight away. Of course, you could just wash it and leave it on the draining board to dry out for a while, but make sure you do eventually dry the pots and pans that are waiting there. If you leave it too long, you’ll end up with a stack of plates and dishes on the draining board and nothing in your cupboards! When you come to eat another meal, you’ll have more work to do, as you’ll have to dry all the plates and other pots.
Don’t leave your bottles lying around the kitchen. Empty bottles should all be recycled or thrown in the bin – not left around your kitchen. Any bottles of wine should be in wine racks – that will keep them somewhere that’s easily accessible. Wine racks are a great way to stay organized, and they look good too. A couple of beautiful wooden wine racks will give your kitchen that extra touch to make it seem more homely and tidy.
Finally, give yourself a couple of hours each week to make sure that everything is all sorted out in your kitchen. Sweep the floor, clear away any clutter and don’t stop until you’re satisfied with the look of your kitchen!