Tips for Keeping Your Kitchen Clean (from a recovering messy cook).
You guys. This week has been one for the record books.
Last Monday Reuben got sick with a fever/headache/sore throat/cough. He was so miserable. Finally, over the weekend, he was feeling much butter.
And then the kids got it.
Helen was over it in half a day, but Jim’s version of it lasted longer. And he would. not. sleep. at. night. One night it really was a toss-up whether I should have attempted to sleep or just pulled an all-nighter. If you know me well, you know I value my sleep and get all sorts of cranky if I can’t have it.
After giving birth to Jim I had postpartum anxiety stemming from lack of sleep (you can read more about that on my personal blog here). Yesterday I felt like I could have another panic attack just thinking about one more sleepless night. The quick breathing. The rapid thoughts. If any of you have had a panic attack before, you know what I’m talking about. Not fun.
BUT James only woke up 2 times last night. Thank you Jesus! I think we’re finally on the other side. And the weather is sunny and warm and whispering of spring. It’s good for the soul.
I recently shared a post over on The Pioneer Woman’s Blog about tip for keeping your kitchen clean.
Funny story: when Reuben and I first got married, we had very different ideas about how to keep the kitchen. He grew up in a household that valued a tidy kitchen, but my mom never put a strong emphasis on it. I was fine with leaving a pile of dirty dishes by the side of the sink after supper, but that made Reuben cringe.
Over the years I came to realize the benefits of trying your best to keep you kitchen clean. And I learned a few hacks along the way that made my life easier.
You can go read all 10 of my tips for keeping your kitchen clean right here!
Do you have any tips of your own you’d like to share?
P.S. – If you want to see a before of sorts, check out my previous Organizing My Kitchen post! I had WAY more things on my counter.