Living in Houston apartments gives you a chance to enjoy cooking at home. The challenge is keeping the space clean while you work on a meal so you are not wasting time after you finish eating. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce your cleaning time by tidying as you cook.
Get the Space Organized
Before you start cooking a meal, get the space organized and clean. You want to start with a clean space so you are not wasting time trying to clean up a larger mess. Clear out your sink and dishwasher. The clean and organized space helps you arrange items for cooking as you prepare for the meal.
Have Your Tools On Hand
Get the tools you need to keep your kitchen clean in easy reach. This means placing a trash can near your preparation area and having your spoons near the stove. When you waste less time chasing down your cooking tools, you have more time to focus on cleaning up the small messes.
Make Use of the Sink
When you need to work quickly, use your sink for the dirty dishes and tools. For example, if you have a dirty bowl that held your chopped onions, then place the bowl into the sink and focus on frying or stirring your onions. When you have a second, rinse the bowl and place it in your dishwasher. Your sink acts as a convenient solution to keep your counters clean while you work on cooking.
Plan Your Cleaning Time
A key part of cooking that helps you keep up with your kitchen is the down time you have while waiting for parts of the meal to cook. Depending on the item, it may take as long as five or ten minutes or it may be only a minute of extra time. Make use of the time when you only need to stir occasionally to catch up with the dishes or to wipe down messes on your counter tops. You want to plan out the time when you will be able to clean up small messes by identifying the right timing and setting a timer to avoid mistakes with your meal.
Cooking a meal at home does not mean you will waste hours cleaning up a mess. Apartments in Houston, TX give you a chance to keep up with your kitchen by making use of sinks and your dishwasher. For a chance to see a rental, contact us today.