You might not realise it but the kitchen is the most important space in your home. It’s where everyone comes together to partake in one of the greatest joys in life: food. It’s for this reason that keeping the kitchen tidy and pleasant is serious business. A tidy, good looking kitchen starts with organisation. Once you’ve got the basics in our guide below down pat, it’s just a matter of keeping up appearances!
- Don’t give clutter a chance part 1: So you’ve stocked up on the latest and greatest kitchen appliances from Betta? Good job! But do yourself a favour and keep anything you’re not using at the present moment stored away in cupboards. The more space you give yourself in the kitchen, the easier it’ll be to whip up that stir fry.
- Don’t give clutter a chance part 2: Be honest with yourself and ask ‘When was the last time I used this?’ If it’s been more than a year since you last pulled out the fairy floss maker then you should probably get rid of it. A friend or a charity will be more than delighted to accept the donation.
- Don’t give clutter a chance part 3: Keep those items you do use on a regular basis at your fingertips to save yourself constantly digging around for them.
- Cook, clean, repeat: A good practice to get into is wiping down surfaces as soon as possible after cooking or preparing food on them. You can find a range of cleaning products for all kinds of kitchen surfaces here.
- Play the fridge real estate market: Perhaps your kitchen isn’t quite big enough to house a regular-sized refrigerator or perhaps you do have a regular-sized fridge but it’s a little overstuffed from your recent trip to the supermarket. Consider investing in a bar fridge to create additional space.
- Living on the knife-edge: Did you know that often knives lose their sharpness not from being used but from being knocked about in drawers with other utensils? Aim to purchase knife sets like this one that come with special blocks to store them in.
- Lastly, don’t forget about yourself: you’ve put so much effort into sprucing up your kitchen it would be a shame to not treat yourself with the same respect. Throw on an apron whenever you’re cooking to save yourself any grief over stubborn grease stains.