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Sometimes we can spend all day cleaning the kitchen, and all it needs is a bit of decluttering. If our kitchen is full of gadgets on the countertops, kitchen utensils in the drawers, and many other things on top of our table, then no wonder we clean in the morning, after cooking, and then after serving the food and so on. To avoid spending too much time cleaning the kitchen, try to get rid of non-essential objects.

Declutter your kitchen to speed up the cleaning process

Sometimes we buy many kitchen tools and gadgets that be barely use, or sometimes we tend to use two or three simultaneously. It is essential to think about what you usually cook in your kitchen and decide if some of your kitchen appliances are still needed. If you have a bread-making machine on your countertop, but you have not used it for the past few months, it might be a good idea to sell or donate it, or place it somewhere else, such as in the pantry room. When the countertops are full of items, a kitchen looks messier than it is. It is easier and faster to clean a room with fewer items.

Downsizing tableware is always a good idea

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Sometimes we keep too many plates, bowls, and silverware inside the kitchen. You can decide how much essential tableware you need for your family lunch and dinner, and then you can put the rest inside a kitchen cabinet for when you have guests around. If you keep only the tableware items your use, you avoid a cramped and disorganized look in your kitchen.

Clean your pantry and use all the ingredients you have

Sometimes we tend to buy things at the supermarket because we are hungry or because they seem interesting, but many ingredients expire before we actually use them. To ensure we have enough space on our countertops and inside the kitchen cabinets, it is best to cook with all the ingredients inside our house before taking a new trip to the supermarket. By keeping essential items only and using all the ingredients you buy, your kitchen will seem more spacious, and the cleaning routine will take less time because you will not have to move around things from one spot to the other.

Elizabeth G. Cole
Elizabeth used to be an English teacher, but she left her old job so she could raise her children and get more involved with saving the environment. She is passionate about the Planet and loves to cover this topic, but also enjoys to write about family and children activities.