An efficiently run kitchen is often something you only see in a movie about a restaurant or in a television show about cooking. The average home kitchen is full of clutter, crowded cupboards, and disorganized pots and pans. A messy kitchen can transform it into a less inviting space, and it can also influence poor meal decisions when you decide to get pizza delivery instead of a homemade meal.
Fortunately, it doesn’t take more than a weekend of work to turn your Albuquerque apartment kitchen into a lean, mean cooking machine where you’ll have fun cooking with the family and enjoy creating meals each evening. Here are a few of the tasks you might want to tackle if your kitchen has become a small nightmare.
Take Everything Out of Your Albuquerque Apartment Kitchen
You can organize your kitchen until the cows come home, but if you have too many things in the space, you’ll never get it truly clean and organized. Even though you might wash the countertops regularly and keep the shelves in the refrigerator clean, excess stuff can doom your efforts to cook efficiently and enjoy productive time in the space.
The easiest way to truly clean the kitchen of its extra stuff is to remove absolutely everything and then only return items to the kitchen that you regularly use. You might realize you have two and a half sets of pots and pans. Having an extra pot or pan won’t crowd you out of your kitchen, but do you really need multiple, full sets?
Similarly, having two dozen coffee cups, a few complete sets of utensils, and tons of extra random pieces of kitchenware can make it almost impossible to get organized. Choose the items you use regularly and return them to the kitchen, and then take the rest of your extra stuff and do one or more of the following:
It’s important to trash as few items as possible, but don’t hang onto something that’s broken or inoperable simply because you might use or fix it at some point. It’s very unlikely you’ll actually sit down and fix that old toaster that hasn’t worked in a decade.
Regularly Organize Your Kitchen
After you organize your kitchen once and take out all the excess stuff, it’s important to organize everything again when it invariably becomes a bit messy. Even if you pare down your utensils to one set and just have a single set of pots and pans stored in your cupboards, they’ll become messy and disorganized eventually.
Choose one evening each month or each season (it depends on how often you use your kitchen whether you might need a monthly or seasonal cleaning) and organize everything. You can make it a family affair if you live with a significant other, spouse, or your children.
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