A food service concept is “clean as you go.” Basically, that means that you keep your work area clean. As you complete one task, you clean the area before beginning the next task. If you spill something, you clean it up. As you have time, you wash pots, pans, and dishes. All this helps keep food safe. Plus, it is easier and more efficient than trying to clean a disaster of a kitchen at the end of the day.
This concept is something that can be used in our professional and personal lives. As we complete one task, we can clean our desk, kitchen counters, or other work area before moving to the next task. If we make a mess, we can clean it up immediately. It can make us more productive.
We can use this concept from a mental standpoint. When we complete one task, we can clear our minds before starting the next task. It can help us focus.
We can use this concept from an emotional standpoint. If there is something bothering us, we can deal with it rather than ignoring it. It can help our emotional health.
The concept of “clean as you go” really is that we take care of things when they are small and easier to do rather than waiting until they are large and more difficult to do.