Start With a Clean Slate
Sounds easy enough. And it really is that easy! You may think to yourself, why clean before you start cooking when you’re going to end up in a mess anyway. That may be, but a clean kitchen is much easier to function in, and you will find that you’re less likely to trash teh place if you already have a nice and clean base. Now you can begin the prep-work in peace.
Don’t Skimp on Dish Towels
Chefs cook with dish towels slung over their shoulders for a reason. Firstly it looks amazing, secondly, it’s just super convenient. Sputtering stovetop? No problem! breadcrumb spillage? Piece of cake! Just wipe it up with the handy dish towel. A clean countertop is a clean mind. It’s the perfect clean as you go weapon that will save you a lot of stress down the line.
Prep and Measure Out Everything Beforehand
When you see exactly what you’re working with, it’s easier to avoid a mess. Line up the things you need and go from there. Try place your herbs and spices in little bowls. It might add to the dishes but at least your kitchen will be more orderly
It’s not as bad as you think. You can easily resue cutting boards and pans, especially if you’re preparing vegetables Just give it a quick rinse and you’re good to go. Fewer dishes means less work.