3 Easy Tips to Keep Your Kitchen Clean and Organized
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I have never needed to do a deep spring cleaning more than I do this year. With two toddlers at home and a busy “attempt” to work from home schedule, having a cluttered home only makes our days more stressful and chaotic. Instead of continuing with a cleaning system that was NOT working, my husband I decided to shake things up and refresh our spring-cleaning methods. Our first step was tackling the kitchen AKA the spot in our house that collects every random thing we own. Thankfully we’ve implemented a few small changes that are making a big impact – including two products that literally make our kitchen smell AMAZING. Keep reading to learn three easy tips to keep your kitchen clean and organized!
3 Easy Tips to Keep Your Kitchen Clean and Organized
Tip # 1: Ditch the cleaning cupboard and stick to a few great products.
It always seems like a good idea to pick up new cleaning products, but in reality, it doesn’t make us clean any more or any better. What it actually does is create a cupboard full of unnecessary cleaners that we don’t actually use, so instead of helping us clean, it’s only creating more clutter. We did a huge purge of all of the unnecessary cleaning products in our home when we realized that we actually only used and needed a few of our favorite items. For example, after taking stock our cleaning routine, I realized that I really only needed a great dish soap, all-purpose spray, and a stainless-steel cleaner in our kitchen vs. the ENTIRE cupboard filled with products that merely collected dust underneath my sink.
One of my go-to kitchen cleaning products is Method dish soap. This dish soap has plant-based cleaning power that cleans dishes like a champ and cuts the grease on dishes and surfaces with ease. While I love it for cleaning our daily dishes, it’s also great to use anywhere you need extra grease-fighting cleaning power! Method Dish Soap is tough on grime, and keeps our dishes sparkling clean, and I love that it’s formulated with plant-based cleaning ingredients. Plus, the fresh scents are hard to beat, and the gorgeous and sleek packaging looks beautiful on our countertop! If you’re looking for a great dish soap, pick up a bottle or two of Method dish soap during your next trip to Publix! From 4/15 to 4/21, you can save on dish soap and all-purpose cleaning sprays at Publix. Check out the sale in the Publix Weekly Ad HERE! You can also save on Method Personal care items from 4/22 – 4/28.
In addition to being fantastic at cleaning, Method dish soap has the perfect line of scents for spring. While I’ve used quite a few of their scents throughout the years, I’m currently favoring the Lime Sea Salt and Sea Minerals scents for spring. Method Lime Sea Salt Dish Soap smells like a refreshing mix of sea salt and tart frozen lime, and it genuinely helps me look forward to doing the dishes. It makes our whole kitchen smell fresh and instantly makes me smile!
Method Sea Minerals Dish Soap is another favorite with a seaside scent from a mix of bergamot, lemon, rosemary, and crisp marine fragrance notes. SUCH a great scent for spring and summer, and I love the pop of blue in my kitchen. Definitely grab a bottle while they’re on sale at Publix!
Tip #2: Create functional organization zones.
I’ve been guilty in the past of creating organization systems that were aesthetically pleasing but just not functional. This spring, I’ve developed a new strategy. Instead of organizing by category, I’m organizing by location in the kitchen. For example: Appliances are stored directly next to where they’d be used. All serving items are stored together. All food prep items are stored together directly next to where I’d prepare that type of food. It makes food preparation, serving, and ultimately clean-up SO much quicker and easier. Plus, I can easily see when we’re out of something necessary for a certain daily task or recipe instead of having to search through a dozen different cabinets!
Step 3: Create a quick daily routine instead of elaborate goals.
I’ve also been guilty in the past of letting things build up before doing an all-out cleaning marathon, but at the end of the day, that method just isn’t sustainable. Even a few minutes of daily cleaning makes a much bigger impact on your life than one deep clean a week. This spring, I’m tackling my cleaning in a simpler fashion. Each night, I’m aiming to spend 15 minutes cleaning any remaining dishes from the day, cleaning the countertops of clutter and grime, and rinsing the sink. Once a week, I’ll do a more thorough clean, but developing a quick and consistent system makes things SO much more manageable!
I still have a long way to go with my cleaning system and techniques, but it feels SO good to get into a consistent routine where I’m seeing a visible difference each and every day. Even a small step like this has made a big impact on our daily stress levels too! If you need a great dish soap, don’t forget to pick up Method dish soap during your next trip to Publix! From 4/15 to 4/21, you can save on dish soap and all-purpose cleaning sprays at Publix. Check out the sale in the Publix Weekly Ad HERE!
What’s your spring-cleaning routine? Do you have go-to cleaning products you always repurchase?