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11 CRUCIAL KITCHEN HABITS THAT WILL MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER

 

Our habits are what makes up our day – whether we realise it or not – and the more good habits you can incorporate, the easier life will become.

Today I wanted to look at habits specifically for when you are in your kitchen – habits that will make life so much easier…

Kitchen Habits to make life easier

 

The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in most houses, so it makes sense to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible every day.

Adding these habits into your life (most of them are able to be used daily) will transform how your kitchen works for you. They will enable you to save time and energy each and every day, what could be better than that!

So – without further ado – let’s get started! – these are my top habits to try and incorporate into your life when you are in the kitchen (and I’d love to know how many you already do, so please let me know in the comments below – thanks in advance!).

 

#1 – WIPE SURFACES DAILY

Quick and easy to do – but really makes a difference to how you feel when you walk into the room.

This also has another massive bonus – and that is that it makes you much more likely to tidy the surfaces regularly as well. After all – do you really want to have to move lots of bits and pieces to wipe things down every day?

TIP – Only have out what you genuinely use and need daily. Try and hide away as much as you can – even daily used items could be put in easily accessible cupboards instead…

 

#2 – EMPTY THE BIN DAILY

I like to have a small bin in my kitchen, as this makes emptying it a more regular event.

Why?

Kitchen bins smell. Fact. Why would you want that smell lingering any longer than it has to? I definitely don’t want to smell last nights food in the bin when I come down in the morning.

If you can empty the bin each evening, then you can start afresh the following day (you also won’t have to spend valuable time in the morning sorting out a full bin…).

 

#3 – LEAVE THE ROOM TIDY EVERY NIGHT

A quick 5-10 minutes each evening after you have finished eating means that you can go to bed safe in the knowledge that everything is ready for you in the morning.

You can come down and sort breakfast without having to do any extra jobs (and in the morning this is crucial to getting out of the house on time), and you will know where everything is.

and on a similar note….

 

#4 – TURN THE DISHWASHER ON AFTER TEA

After you have finished eating your evening meal, tidy away everything and then ensure you set your dishwasher there and then.

Habits always work best when they are attached to things you already do (they don’t seem as difficult then), and so having this as the last thing you do for you tidy up means it’s not forgotten and you won’t have to come downstairs in the morning to realise you have no clean things for breakfast…

NOTE – If you don’t have a dishwasher then simply have the habit as washing everything up as soon as you finish eating (you can leave to drain/dry overnight to save a little time if you prefer. I like to wash up as I prepare tea, so that by the time I sit down to eat there isn’t actually that much left to sort out. Perfect!

 

#5 – EMPTY THE DISHWASHER EACH DAY

As soon as you walk downstairs, you probably put the kettle on and start preparing breakfast.

Why not add emptying the dishwasher to this so that you have all your clean cutlery and crockery ready for breakfast, and when breakfast is finished you can load them straight into the dishwasher before you leave for the day…

NOTE – again, if you don’t have a dishwasher, you may have your dishes drying on the rack from last night – so get into the habit of tidying these away instead.

 

#6 – PUT THINGS AWAY AS SOON AS YOU HAVE USED THEM

There is nothing more frustrating than not being able to find something when it’s needed. It wastes time and increases stress which could be avoided by doing a really simple thing…

Put it back as soon as you use it!

Your kitchen needs to work for you and your needs, and it won’t work if you have bits and bobs stuffed in every cupboard and don’t have a specific place for each thing.

Take a bit of time up front to work out what makes sense to go where, and then move it around. Once you have given everything a space, then ensure it stays that way by putting things back there as soon as you use them.

This means you will keep on top of your kitchen without even trying!

 

Habits you can use everyday to make life much easier. Specifically for your kitchen - the place where habits can make all the difference. Kitchen habits to use today!Those are the first 6 habits, done and dusted – how many do you already do?…

The last 5 habits are all related to food – as this is one of the most crucial parts of your kitchen working for you – let’s get going, shall we!…

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5 Responses to 11 CRUCIAL KITCHEN HABITS THAT WILL MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER

  1. Amy Apr 27, 2017 at 5:48 am #

    Great ideas! I am going to try the wiping down the countertops. We have a large kitchen and really only use one section or the table for prep. But if I don’t keep the other areas dust and grim free on s daily bases, I have to scrub everything on the weekends. I wrote these habits down on my blackboard in my kitchen. Thank you for these reminders!

    • Chrissy Halton Apr 27, 2017 at 11:05 am #

      So pleased they help Amy – once you get into each habit you’ll save so much time and things will get done without you even realising you’re doing them!

  2. Lori Longwell Oct 26, 2016 at 2:51 am #

    I like the idea of using the freezer as extra storage… thanks so much for your time and energy. I am regularly blessed by your site. Lori

  3. Chrissy @ Organise My House Oct 24, 2016 at 10:53 am #

    Great idea Chris – definitely do what works best for you – it’s any routine that keeps on top of things that will work best x

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