3 Reasons Your Kitchen Is a Mess

If you think of yourself as an artist, and the food that you create is your masterpiece, then it’s crucial to have the proper tools in order to be able to execute your creations.  Your kitchen is the place where all of your dishes are created, and therefore it’s essential to make sure it’s an ideal environment.

When your kitchen is a mess, the dishes you create will suffer as a result.  If you find yourself frequently looking around at your kitchen wondering how it got to this state, and where the heck your cheese grater is, then your food is probably not as good as it could be.  

If you think you may be one of those people who has a kitchen which is not far off from a disaster zone, then these may be the contributing factors.

Lack of Deep Cleaning

Maintaining your home is an important part of being an adult.  The floors must be swept, the garbage must be emptied, and the dishes must be done.  It doesn’t just stop here, however.

What many people fail to do is clean beyond what just meets the eye.  Deep cleaning is just as important as surface cleaning. Over time, if neglected, it will create an even bigger job than you can imagine.

If you’ve never scrubbed the inside of an oven that hasn’t been cleaned in years, then you should pray that you never have to.  

Try to make an effort to put in at least 2 hours of deep cleaning a month making sure that all of the crevices and hard to reach areas are wiped down and scrubbed.

Not Cleaning as You Go

Many people are like mad scientists in the kitchen.  Even something as simple as making a sandwich results in wild explosions and food spread over every visible surface.

These kind of people often make the mistake of letting a mess pile up until they finally get around to cleaning it all at once.

However, a much more practical approach would be cleaning as you go.  That means every time you use a dish, you should wash it immediately.  Over time you spend much less time cleaning since there’s only a little to do each time rather than mountains.

Your Family Needs To Participate

If you clean your kitchen top to bottom then come back an hour later only to find that it looks like a war zone, then this is clearly an issue that’s out of your hands.

It’s important that everyone in your home is on the same page about what the cleaning duties are in the kitchen.  Everyone should put in effort in order to keep the cooking space a tidy and well-organized area for everyone’s enjoyment.

Kelly Tate

Kelly Tate

Kelly is a full-time supermum, caring for two kids and a hardworking husband. A cook, a cleaner, a carer and all round hard worker, striving for the perfect family life (with a few bumps along the way!) Eternally honest and sometimes brutally forward, no topics are off limits with Kelly.
Kelly Tate