Here's something that I've figured out lately, clean the produce outside!
I'm sure you all, being smarter and more self-aware than I, realize that when you pull onions from the dirt, they come out, well, dirty. So, to keep the dirt outside where it belongs, I peel and trim onions right there by the garden.
This actually helps in two ways. One, I don't strew dirt from one end of my kitchen to the other. And two, the root ends and tops go right back onto the mulch, into the compost, or right on the lawn to get mowed over later, saving them a trip inside and then back out again.
Of course, this bit of genius extends beyond onions. I mean, carrot tops, radish tops, beet leaves... the possibilities are endless.
You're welcome. ;)