Tips to Keep Your Kitchen Clean While Baking

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Who else can not stand a messy kitchen? This girl certainly can’t!  I do a lot of baking, and over the years I’ve figured out how to keep my baking area spotless as I spend hours making delicious desserts and food!  OK, so maybe I have a touch of OCD, but after all of that hard work, I do not want to clean up anything… I want to be done and enjoy the fruits of my labor. Literally. The fruit pies, cupcakes, cobblers, whatever it is I am making, I’m enjoying it!

First off, I love to store my baking items in clear containers. Easier to see, “clean” looking, and not so ugly sitting there on my counter (even if I am the only one who sees it).  I buy flour, sugar, and brown sugar in REALLY big bags because it’s more cost effective, and then I fill up these neat air-tight containers over and over. The containers also fit nicely in my cabinets, where they can stay tucked away!

 

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These cute little glass jars are from Italy, but you can order them online from the Container store. Cheaply might I add. They are perfect for baking powder and baking soda.

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I always like to keep my butter at room temperature, so I make sure it sits on a plate. Of course, I chose white because it’s “clean” looking and keeps the counter from getting greasy!  I use another plate for my measuring cups, knives, etc, because, again, operation “keep the counters clean” is in motion!

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Most recipes call for two bowls, one for dry and one for wet ingredients, but a third bowl is important too!

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The TRASH bowl!  Butter wrappers, egg shells (although I usually dump those in the ole’ kitchen garbage disposal or use for my garden), whatever you need to throw way. One bowl, one dump into the trash at the end!!!

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Hope you enjoyed these simple tips!  Let’s get baking!

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