Keeping the kitchen clean and tidy while dealing with other important duties is a daily struggle for busy moms. Trust me, I deal with this constantly! Whether they have a job or have to look after the kids all day, it can be difficult to keep the kitchen looking like a bomb didn’t just go off!
By learning to do things quickly and in an efficient way, you can keep the space clean, hygienic, and organized. If you need some help figuring out how to make this daunting task easier, let me help you! Here are some hacks to help you busy mommies keep things in order while managing your everyday tasks and keeping the kitchen clean:
1) Clean While You Cook
It’s always a good idea to clean any spills and wipe the counters while waiting for the food to cook. It’s normal for a person to feel a little lazy and save the work for later, but it is much easier to keep things clean and hygienic if you clean while waiting for the meal to cook. It’s also much easier to clean spills when they are fresh.
This also includes not leaving the dishes out for too long after eating because it only makes them harder to clean. You can also schedule a weekly deep cleanse for a more thorough cleaning, but doing some rinsing and wiping on the go will definitely reduce the workload for later!
2) Use Storage Smartly
It’s harder to keep things clean when almost everything is stored on the countertops. Keeping the kitchen clean will be much easier if the countertops are not clustered all the time. You can install drawers within cabinets to keep things a little more organized to help increase the storage space of cabinets.
Another helpful storage tip is to use containers and label them. It will make it easier to find things while cooking. You can also have a pantry in the kitchen to store food, ingredients, or extra pots and pans that you don’t need very often. Take my word for it, well-utilized storage leads the way to a clutter-free kitchen!
3) Get the Family Involved
Getting your kids to clean along with you, like loading and unloading the dishwasher every day, will not only help you in keeping the kitchen clean but will also be a great way to connect with your kids and spend some time together. Teaching your kids to clean the kitchen from an early age will help them develop character, life skills, responsibility, and teach them to take care for themselves. You can ask them about their day in school or other activities while you clean to keep them occupied while enjoying the time together!
In the midst of a hectic and busy routine, mommies can definitely use some great hacks to keep the kitchen clean and organized and to make this daunting task much easier. Don’t forget to take some time for yourself while you handle your everyday tasks and keep doing an awesome job! You’ve got this!