Organising a Green Kitchen - Tips to Keep Your Kitchen Clean & Green
The kitchen is one of the most-used rooms in any household. It’s where we gather, eat, socialise, and enjoy our time as a family, or with friends. If you spend quite a bit of time in the kitchen, you likely already know the importance of keeping it organised - it simply makes it a more inviting environment, and increases your overall desire to be there.
But, if you’re living a green lifestyle, or want to do your part to encourage it, there are several organisational things you can do in your kitchen to make that happen. Let’s take a look at just a few.
Grow Your Own Herbs
Herbs are relatively easy to grow, and you can do it right in your kitchen! Use mason jars and just a bit of soil, and you can even create a unique, ‘rustic’ looking garden within a small space. You’ll always have fresh herbs on hand, and the plants will offer a breath of fresh air to your kitchen space.
Use Environmentally-Sound Products
Part of keeping a kitchen organised is making sure it’s clean. One of the best things you can do is to make sure you’re using cleaning products that don’t negatively impact the environment. Choose products with chemical-free ingredients, or make your own cleaning solutions with natural ingredients.
Use LED (Light Emmiting Diode) Lighting
Whether you’re changing a pesky light bulb, or want to make sure you always have proper lighting on hand, you can really make an impact by switching to LED lights throughout your kitchen. You can cut down on energy by about 50%, which can not only help the environment, but your utility bills, too! When comparing lights always look at the life span, energy consumption, environmental concerns.
Get cookware that stand the test of time
There is a lot of utensils and cookware that are definitely of low quality, poor and have limited uses, which mean they will be thrown away or hidden in a drawer never to be used again. It is best to choose good quality items made from materials such as stainless steel, copper or cast iron. Also, buying utensils that has many uses means it will be worth the money you pay and less likely to be thrown away.
Maintenance of your appliances
To ensure kitchen appliances are energy efficient, they need to be maintained. Ensure damaged fridge seals, fix leaking taps, descale your kettle , clean your dishwaher and washing machine to improve their performance and to reduce your electricity costs.
These are, of course, just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to organisational tips for your kitchen, to keep it green, and more inviting than ever. If you want more suggestions have a look at these articles:
If you have something new to add to these tips, please let us all know. We would love to hear them in the comments sections below.
Have an earthly passionate time greening your kitchen.
Attracta & the earthly passion team.