We’re 8 days into our new habit so I have a question for you. Are you going to bed each night with a clean kitchen?
I sure hope so!
If you’ve slipped behind, there’s still plenty of time to get in the habit!
Cleaning the Kitchen
Since we’re dealing with the kitchen in this series, I thought it might be nice to take a week or two to deep clean the kitchen. Last year we took an entire month to clean the kitchen. We cleaned every inch of that room, but I kinda think we should break it up a bit this year. We’ll see 🙂
For now, let’s take a day to rid the kitchen of anything that doesn’t belong. With the exception of a few strategic decorations, if it doesn’t help you cook, eat, or clean, it’s probably hindering your ability to fully use – and enjoy – your kitchen.
Work hard this week. If there’s any room in the house we want clean and organized, it’s the kitchen!
Clear the Kitchen Clutter
At first glance, it may seem like your kitchen is clutter-free. Hopefully it is! Here’s a checklist to review just to make sure:
- Do you have a stack of papers that should be in the in-box on your desk?
- Do your kids have toys in kitchen that should be in their room?
- Do you have bags on the floor?
- Do you have odds and ends on your refrigerator?
- Do you have a junk drawer full of stuff that belongs somewhere else?
- Do you have a rarely used TV or radio on your kitchen counters?
- Do you have an abundance of knickknacks on the counter?
Take anything that’s accumulated in your kitchen to the appropriate location. Clearing your counters of clutter will give you more space to enjoy your kitchen and use what you have.
If you look around and see only essential kitchen items, then congratulations, you get the day off! Just make sure you clean the kitchen tonight. If you have extra time keep working on habit 1. Even though we’ve started a new habit, we still want to make progress on our problem area!
Your assignment for today:
- Continue working on habit #2.
- Clear the kitchen clutter.
- Continue working on your cleaning schedule.