Getting rid of things and organizing is a great place to start kitchen organization, but the job does not end there. Once you have the minimum of items in the space and they are all organized, it is time to start cleaning. Start with the refrigerator and oven because cleaning solutions may need to sit for some time to penetrate the dirt and grime that has built up. If you have a self-cleaning oven, you will spend less time on this step, but not everyone enjoys this luxury. Clean up spills and stains that have built up and figure out methods for dealing with areas affected by common spills.
Our youngest kids can't tackle a full dishwasher or the laundry just yet. But they are old enough to put away the silverware and manage their underwear and sock drawer. I placed a couple of drawer organizers in our large kitchen drawers and used a permanent marker to draw an outline of each utensil type inside each slot. Now the kids can follow the simple code and put away the silverware into the drawer organizers without any help from me. I think they've even made it into a game, to see who can finish first.
Around our home, we believe parents do their kids a disservice if they're not given the responsibility of contributing to the household through chores. Kids that never have to lift a dirty sock or clear their place after dinner grow up to be selfish and expect the world at large to tend to their every whim. That's indulgent and impractical. On the other hand, kids that are given responsibility at an early age for tasks well within their capabilities learn to appreciate the work which goes into running a home. Those kids are more likely to appreciate the effort put into making a meal. Clean clothes in the closet don't just appear; someone had to wash, dry, sort and hang them.
Robin Brunelle Kitchen Drawer Wednesday August 07th, 2019 01:15:18 AM
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