Through the hustle and bustle of the working week, it can be tough to keep your kitchen looking fresh and sparkling. If you’ve only got a little bit of time on your hands, here are a few small things you can do to minimise weekly kitchen chaos.
These tips will also get you to the weekend with a kitchen that’s manageable and bearable so you can ease into Saturday.
Weeknight kitchen tips to try
A chore a day: if you add one cleaning task to each night, it will spread the cleaning tasks so they don’t all catch-up with you at once. For example, one night you may decide to wipe down the microwave, or another night it might be the stovetop, you decide.
Simple meals: one-pan and pot dinners will be your new best friend. As they help reduce the amount of dirty pots and pans that you have to wash post-meal time.
Clean as you go: if you wash your pots and pans and other cooking appliances as you go, it will free-up some after-dinner relaxation time. This hopefully should also just leave you with the dinner plates and utensils to take care of after dinner.
Use multi-purpose tableware: if you can prep and serve in the same dish or bowl, you’ll be automatically cutting down on clean-up time. If you can serve your roast veggies in a dish that has a lid, you can then just simply put the lid on and store any leftovers straight in the fridge. Easy!
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