Posted by: literallydelicious | December 22, 2011

Clean as You Go

Being organizationally challenged, I read a lot of magazine articles on how to bring order to — and keep it in — your life. I can’t count the number of times I’ve read that in the kitchen, you should clean as you cook. The meat splatters, wipe up the grease right away. Sauce bubbles over, clean it. Done with that dish? Wash it now.

Sister #1 subscribes to this style. Her kitchen is only slightly less clean immediately after serving dinner for 15 than it is any other time. Once when we were over there, BIL was mashing potatoes. He set the masher down to do something else, and in the moments he was gone, she’d rinsed it and put it in the dishwasher. He had to retrieve it to finish the potatoes.

Did I mention Sister #1 is slightly OCD?

Need I mention that I’m absolutely, positively not?

I can dirty every dish in the kitchen fixing one meal — and I often do. (I don’t do the dishes — that’s my husband’s forte.) I don’t try to use everything. It just turns out that way. This pan is too small; that cutting board had raw meat on it; this knife isn’t sharp enough; that bowl can’t go in the oven; etc, etc. Our kitchen looks like a hurricane blew through by the time I’m done.

As long as DH cleans up after me, I don’t think that’s going to change.



  1. Hey Chickie~
    I’m nominating you for the Kreativ Blogger Award.
    I can’t figure out how to paste the award here, but you can copy mine from Small Town World.
    Or ignore it. LOL.
    Enjoy. 🙂

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