Four Tricks For Keeping Your Kitchen Efficient
A kitchen is often the hub of the home. I always spend a lot of time in their trying out new recipes for the family. However, I don’t think many people utilize their kitchen space enough. Whether your kitchen is big or small, I thought I would share with you some tricks to help you keep your kitchen working and looking efficient. I hope it saves you a little bit along the way as well.
Forget a brand new kitchen, revamp what you have
I think most moms dream of a brand new kitchen, but not all of us are lucky enough to have one. A kitchen tends to be one of the most expensive rooms to remodel in a home. But that doesn’t mean you can’t work with what you have. Making over your kitchen is easier than you think. In most cases, the bulk of the kitchen cost is the shell and the labor. But you already have an existing shell in there. So consider replacing cupboard doors to give your kitchen a boost. Or even replacing the worksurface to something more durable like granite. Making these changes won’t cost nearly a smuch as replacing the kitchen, but gives you that feeling of a brand new space to work in.
Don’t spend a fortune on all the gadgets
We can all lust over the latest mixer or juicer to come into the shops, but sometimes being savvy with our purchases can save us quite a bit. It’s worth considering websites like eBay. Many people are decluttering their home selling perfectly good kitchen gadgets and accessories. Even considering using Codes promo for eBay could bring the cost down even further. Some retailers use sites like this to get rid of surplus stock to make way for new products. You could find yourself getting a fair few bargains stocking up your kitchen this way.
Keep your cupboards organized
An efficient kitchen needs organization. Which, of course, takes time. But investing, this time, to make sure your cupboards are stocked correctly works towards a much more efficient kitchen in the future. Make sure you keep things like ingredients and spices close to hand. Cups and glasses being close to things like a coffee machine or kettle. It’s also worth making sure you stock those cupboards up neatly. It ensures that you can see exactly what you have in so you don’t double up on ingredients or replace things that aren’t necessary.
Clear out your spice rack and pantry
One job we don’t often do enough is check out our spice rack and pantry and give them a good clearing out. More often than not you will have spices or dry ingredients that have gone out of date. Of course, these items don’t have the same health issues as fresh things going out of date. But you will find that dry ingredients and spices lose their flavour over time. Keep things stocked up and in date.
Finally, a bonus trick of the trade would be to ensure that you keep your kitchen clean and tidy. It may seem obvious, but a kitchen is a place where you cook and prepare food. So it’s vital for hygiene purposes that surfaces and kitchen areas are kept clean and tidy.