Top tips for a tidy kitchen
Influencers like Stacey Solomon, Mrs. Hinch and Marie Kondo kickstarted a trend towards cleaning and organising our homes. This, combined with the coronavirus pandemic, has spurred a national obsession with tidy houses.
From storage caddies to surface cleaner, here are our top five ways to create a clean and tidy kitchen.
- Get rid of rubbish – Being confined to our homes for much of the last 12 months, we’ve all accumulated a lot of ‘stuff’. Whether you’ve got mail piling up on the kitchen surfaces or kid’s toys crammed into a drawer – it’s time to declutter. Go through each item identifying what needs to be kept and what can be donated or thrown in the bin. For letters and household bills, a small expanding file folder is the perfect way to keep everything organised.
- Clean your worktops – Once you’ve tidied and cleared your worktops, it’s time to clean. We love method’s daily kitchen cleaner which cuts through grease and grime with 100% plant-based ingredients and leaves your surfaces smelling fresh like clementine. Make sure when you clean your surfaces remember to move and clean under countertop appliances – it’s amazing how much food can get stuck under there.
- Don’t forget the nooks and crannies – There are some areas of the kitchen that can get dirtier than others, so don’t forget to regularly clean these areas. While your sink will be filled with water most days, it’s important to regularly clean it as it often comes into contact with greasy pot and pans. Also make sure to regularly empty your toaster from crumbs, as you don’t want these going mouldy or stale, and give your microwave a regular once over as food often splashes around in there.
- Re-organise your cupboards – Once you’ve decluttered and cleaned, it’s time to look at how to best arrange your cupboards and surfaces. Good storage is key to maintaining a tidy kitchen, and there are a lot of clever options. Floor to ceiling storage, like a larder can hold small appliances and dried or canned food, while interior cupboard organisers like corner units or split-level drawers are perfect for pots, pans and utensils.
- Purchase self-cleaning appliances – If you want to go the extra mile and achieve a squeaky-clean kitchen with ease, purchase self-cleaning appliances. Pyrolytic ovens like AEG’s Sensecook Oven with Pyrolytic Cleaning work by heating up to a high temperature at the push of a button, and turns baked-on dirt, grease and food residue into ash, which can be vacuumed out or wiped with a damp cloth.
If you’re in need of a new kitchen with better storage or the latest appliances, get in touch with our sales team at your local showroom.