We all love our cabinets, drawers, and pantries, those little private treasure troves of our favorite snacks and ingredients for our next culinary adventure. Yet, these beloved spaces are often the most overused yet under-cleaned and overlooked areas in our homes. Out of sight, out of mind, right?!
It's easy to turn a blind eye; after all, those opaque doors hide a multitude of sins. The moment that cabinet door swings shut, the mess inside is easily forgotten. Also, there’s never a shame or stigma-inducing occasion to pressure us to clean them, like the rest of the home. When you’re mother in law is visiting for the holidays, you can usually breathe a sigh of relief that she won’t be inventorying your junk drawer.
The final reason most people find the thought of cleaning these spaces overwhelming is because their kitchens are so packed with stuff! Everyone has seen at least one TikTok of a well-meaning person emptying every drawer and shelf they own only to stare helplessly into the camera, declaring they regret their life choices, but it’s too late to turn back now.
Most people are rightly afraid they'll be committed to an hours-long fiasco, so they opt to ignore the entire issue altogether, not realizing they are ensuring their nightmares will come true eventually.
We only get the urge to address the situation when a spill happens or when the chaos within becomes palpably unmanageable. You can only kick the can of neglect down the road so long before it expires!
The good news is this cycle of culinary neglect will never happen to you again. As a seasoned cleaning professional and a working mom with a compact kitchen, Melissa Homer has cracked the code on mastering these spaces efficiently and effectively and will be revealing her best tricks to you! Let’s get cooking.