Making your life easier in the kitchen does not mean you have to make big changes. It is important to keep in mind that making a very small change can go a very long way.
One of the best ways to make your life in the kitchen easier is to label jars, containers, cabinets and drawers. The best thing to do is to create your own pantry labels which is in line with the system that you use. You do not need labels to make sense to everyone but as long as it makes sense to you and to others who use and especially cook in the kitchen that should suffice. Labelling is a good idea as it will help you save a lot of time.
It will also aid in you getting less frustrated. Especially when you are pressed for time or if you have spent all morning in the kitchen and you are exhausted, looking for things would be the last thing you want to do. However, if you label everything then you don’t have to waste any more time in the kitchen looking for what you need.
Labelling items is a good way to be organized in the kitchen. Another good method is to declutter the kitchen and get rid of things you do not need. Clearing out the cabinets and drawers and even the counter tops which house unnecessary equipment will save you a lot of space and will also make things more pleasing to the eye.
Especially if you are someone who spend a lot of time in the kitchen then you need to mask sure the environment is such that you enjoy your time in the kitchen instead of waiting to finish up and leave the pantry area.
Having a system in the kitchen is another useful technique. For example, after dinner when you are washing the dishes, you and your partner could either take turns doing the dishes or you could do the dishes together with each person doing a certain task.
This way it makes the cleaning up process faster, less messy and less tiring. Especially after a long day the last thing you want to do is spend hours cleaning up dishes. However, you have to also keep in mind that by not doing the dishes are adding to the workload. If you want to wake up in the morning with no added chores it is best to finish clearing the dishes the night before.
Clean and tidy
It is very frustrating to cook in a dirty kitchen. Not only is it not hygienic but you would not feel like cooking if the kitchen is dirty. Therefore, before you begin make sure the counter tops, pots and pans are wiped down and washed. Have the necessary cleaning equipment in a cupboard close by and make it a daily habit to clean the kitchen after you have cooked as it is then ready for when you re-enter the kitchen to cook the next meal.