Are you tired of a huge pile of grocery bags lying around? Does your kitchen smell bad? Or have you lost the motivation to cook because the way your kitchen looks is very discouraging and demotivating?
The chances are that you have abandoned your kitchen for a while. And the bad news, a kitchen can become gross and disorderly as soon as a day. Live those dishes for a day, and they clog your sink right away. But don’t worry, here’s a creative solution that could help you organizing your kitchen stuff so that it will look spectacular in a blink of an eye!
Wash Your Dishes Sooner
We are all busy. Works and kids can make your days very hectic and leave you exhausted. Once you get home, you might not have any energy left to tend the dishes. But the bad news for you is those dishes are going to be there unless you wash them. They are inevitable trouble.
You can divide the task with your partner or your kids. Make them aware of the fact that the soon the sink is clear from dirty dishes, the sooner you all can live in peace. Besides, a clean kitchen is the key to healthy cooking.
Do not hesitate to buy a dishwasher machine if it can help your life. Spending a couple of bucks will be worth it. Wash your dishes sooner can help you create healthier and more reliable environment for your kitchen.
Organize your refrigerator
A tidy refrigerator also helps to create a better environment in your kitchen. For example, if you put eggs and yogurt organized in a stack, it will make your cooking time easier and faster. Believe it or not, we spend most of our time looking for ingredients in the fridge. Disorderly items will slow us down.
You can arrange your fridge items based on their expiration dates. Put the ones that have a longer expiration date to the most rear part of the fridge. Treat them as stock instead of items that need to be cooked immediately. Canned veggies and meats, wrapped sausages, and dried foods are the examples. When storing raw meat, like poultry and seafood, make sure you place them at the bottom part in the freezer. It prevents frozen drips that can make your fridge look dirty.
Be disciplined with leftover foods. If they have lasted for more than two days, throw them to garbage. First reason, they are not healthy. Second, they make the fridge look crowded and prevent you from storing much fresher foods.
Manage your kitchen utensils in a pretty containers
Buy food containers of different colors but of one type. It helps you to create uniformity in the kitchen. Small edibles are the most annoying ones to store. And believe it, you are always going to have them in your kitchen, for example, candies, cookies, biscuits, and medication or supplement pills.
Make sure that those containers have a good sealing mechanism. A perfectly closed lid prevents the air from entering in and contaminating the foods inside. Pills and supplements, like the keto strips, are susceptible and vulnerable to moist exposure. The air can spoil them in no time.
The last thing to do is to place those foods container in an accessible place. The hanging shelves might be the best place to store them because they are free from the dampness of the floor and safe from ants.
As an additional tip, you can also make use of reusable plastic containers from bought products. Ice cream boxes, KFC buckets, and the jam glass jars are the examples of reusable containers. But make sure that their lids can still properly close if you want to store foods there. By doing this, you can save both your money and the environment.