How To Get an Out-of-Control Kitchen Back on Track

How To Get an Out-of-Control Kitchen Back on Track

Janel Laban
Mar 2, 2015
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During the month of March, we're gathering some of our best problem solvers together into master "Home Remedies" posts to help you make your home healthier, one problem at a time. Today, the first aid kit is for all the out-of-control kitchens out there. With a few organizational band-aids and cleaning pain-killers, you'll be feeling better in no time at all...

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As we all probably know from experience at one time or another, it doesn't take much for the kitchen to get away from you. Especially if you cook at home a lot, have a particularly small kitchen, or share the space with family or roommates; it's a room that can definitely develop a mind of its own. Here are some of our best tips for reigning in the beast without becoming a slave to kitchen cleaning...

→ Clean As You Go and Other Smart, Simple Kitchen Cleaning Tips

After cooking and a meal, the last thing anyone wants to do is tackle a kitchen disaster. But, it's part of the deal, so here are are some practical tips for how to make kitchen clean-up as efficient as possible.

→7 Time-Saving Methods for Faster Kitchen Clean Ups

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As hard as one might try to piece together the perfect kitchen, if you find yourself with an uncontrollable mound of dishes, that perfect kitchen ends up looking like a pile of mess. But is every spoon, fork, cup and plate in the sink absolutely essential? Can you really cut down the amount of dishes you do every day, without using disposables? Yes! Here are five places to start.

→5 Tips for Cutting Down On Dirty Dishes

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Even though you rarely see the top of your kitchen cabinets, that doesn't mean they aren't busy getting dusty and dirty. Grease, humidity and general kitchen use can make this a tricky and icky spot to clean. Forget the hassle and bust out a pantry staple to do the dirty work for you.

→EASY! Keep The Tops Of Your Cabinets Clean with a Kitchen Staple

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Storage in the kitchen: There never seems to be enough, the right kind and it always seems tough to keep it looking organized. Are you sticking with the standard storage that your home came with when you moved in? Consider instead upping your storage game with the favorite, affordable, make-life-way-better ideas like the eight tips we've got in this post today.

→8 Smart Kitchen Storage Tricks Anyone Can Try

5 Budget Kitchen Upgrades You Can Make This Weekend

The kitchen, the heart of the home. It's one of the most used rooms of the house — and frankly, it's probably crawling with more germs than any other. Following is a breakdown of tasks that will help keep your kitchen sparkling every day, week, month and year.

→Cleaning Checklists for an Under-Control Kitchen: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly

Kitchen bursting at the seams? If you're going a little crazy trying to fit all your cooking accouterments in your teeny-tiny kitchen, this is the post for you. Here are 20+ ideas for ways to squeeze a little extra storage out of a small kitchen.

→20+ Ways to Squeeze a Little Extra Storage Out of a Small Kitchen

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Join us throughout March for more Home Remedies. Coming Up:

  • Help for Cluttered Clothes Closets
  • Fixes for Boring Blank Walls
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