Since I’ve moved into our Paris apartment I feel like I’ve figured out some tricks to keeping my kitchen clean. They might seem obvious but they’ve really helped me keep our tiny kitchen clean.
Tip 1: Have a Place for Everything
If everything has a place then it is easier to make sure it gets put away. Look at everything you need to keep in your kitchen and really consider if it is necessary. Give away or sell things you haven’t used in a while.
Tip 2: Clean as You Cook
This is a tip that my friend’s mother taught me (hi Mrs Bushman!) If you wait until you are done cooking to clean up you can be left with an overwhelming mess. Take some time to put away each ingredient as you go or to rinse and put used measuring cups and bowls in the dishwasher.
Tip 3: Clean Up Spills and Do Dishes Immediately
The longer you wait the more difficult it is to clean them up. To keep time spent cleaning to the minimum do it while it’s fast and easy.
I love Method so I was stoked when they sent me some of their new dishwashing soap. It is has a pump so you only need one hand to use, plus it smells amazing. How do you keep your kitchen clean? Any tips?
photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day