Get in the habit of adding to your shopping list if you notice something running low. If you can get to the shops regularly there’s really no reason to keep more than a modest quantity in your home. Food doesn’t get better with time, so make it a priority to keep quantities as small and fresh as works for you.
Having a handful of nice, reusable bags at the ready means that you don’t end up with a big pile of plastic bags at your home.
Encourage everyone in your home to swiftly clear away dirty dishes. For me it’s the single biggest detractor from having a well-functioning kitchen – without clutter it’s so easy to just quickly wipe over the surfaces and you’re ready for the next project.
Last but not least, include small touches of joy, like a cut flower, a display of vibrant fruit or veg, a fancy cook book, framed family recipe or a pretty tea towel.