One way to keep your kitchen clean is to clean while you cook. Take everything that you will need for a recipe out of the cabinet before you begin to cook and then put things away as you use them. This way, you will not forget to put something in a recipe and you won’t accidentally put it in the food twice.
As you use an ingredient, don’t put it down, put it away! When the counter is empty of everything except the dish you are preparing, you will know that the food item is ready to be cooked. While it is in the oven. wash the preparation dishes and wipe down the counter. Your kitchen will be clean while you wait for the dish to cook.
BTW, if you notice that you are getting low on any ingredient, put it on your shopping list now. That way, you will remember to buy it at the store and you won’t run out of anything.