Cleaning a messy kitchen has for the longest time been my least favourite part of the cooking process.
For years I’ve loved the planning, the shopping, the cooking and of course, the eating.
But the clean up?
Not so much.
Until earlier in the year.
I decided to have an experiment to see what would happen if I re-framed the cleaning up process.
What if I tried to make it fun?
And I found it is possible to have some fun while you’re doing dishes…
How to Enjoy Washing Up
1. Reframe how you think about it.
I started by telling myself that when I walked into the kitchen to clean up after putting small boys to bed that my ‘me time’ started now. Not when I sat down on the couch.
2. Find some audio entertainment.
I love audio books and podcasts. So now I save my fun listening for my cleaning up time.
3. Enjoy the ritual of a nice cup of tea.
My first task when it comes to cleaning up is to boil the kettle and make myself a little pot of herbal tea. I have quite a collection and I love trying new ones. In Summer I might switch this to a big glass of cold sparkling water or kombucha.
What about you?
How do you feel about cleaning up? Do tell in the comments below…
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Have fun in the kitchen (even when you’re cleaning up!)