Clutter can disrupt the flow of any home, bringing unwanted stress and frustration, especially in the kitchen. As the heart of the home, maintaining a clutter-free kitchen environment will create a happier and healthier space for you and your family to enjoy. Here are a few tips to help you achieve and maintain a fully functional, chaos-free kitchen.
1. Look better, feel better.
Whether you’re entertaining friends or just hanging out with family, hosting others at your house is fun but can also be stressful. Whether it’s dishes from this morning’s pancake breakfast or wine glasses from last night’s soirée, allowing clutter to pile up in the sink can impact the look and feel of the entire kitchen.
To make cleaning easier, find the ideal faucet to meet your cooking and entertaining needs. For a stylish and functional upgrade, consider the Paterson spring pulldown kitchen faucet from Moen. Industrial-inspired components, like a secondary, optional spoke-and-wheel handle, create an impressive focal point at the sink, while the thoughtfully-designed pulldown hose provides extended reach and the multi-function spray wand offers easy maneuverability.
2. Organize chaos
Unused items, like the waffle maker that you desperately wanted ten years ago (but have yet to use), needs to go. To make more space in your kitchen, grab three boxes: one for garbage, one for donations and one for belongings you want to keep. Allocate a few hours and begin organizing. While separating items, ask yourself when did you last use this? With the exception of holiday-specific dishes and tools, if it’s been longer than a month, donate it or throw it away. Once everything is in a box, find the best spot for items you’re choosing to keep.
3. Let there be light
The area under the kitchen sink often can feel like an abyss of forgotten products and a lack of light makes it difficult to see what you’ve stored inside. But Moen’s motion-activated lighted garbage disposal features movement-sensing technology to illuminate storage space underneath the sink when the cabinet door is opened, so that you easily can see inside to organize this cabinet.
Offering even more convenience to the kitchen, the garbage disposal features Moen’s VORTEX permanent magnet motor technology, which quickly and powerfully grinds food scraps so that you can spend more time at the dinner table and less time at the sink.
4. De-stress your life
It happens to all of us: your significant other informs you last minute you’re having guests for dinner and the chores you need to complete before their arrival seem endless. To make this experience less stressful, spend 15 minutes each day maintaining a clean and orderly kitchen. Place dirty dishes in the dishwasher, wipe down the countertops, sweep the floors, put away toys and tablets and file mail. Simply staying on top of these little tasks will make it easier to accommodate unexpected company and allow you to enjoy their visit.
By following these few tips, you’ll create a functional and mess-free environment for your family to gather in and share the special moments each day.