Among a lot of places in your dream home, your kitchen is usually the most unorganized. You spend most part of your day here, whether it is for cooking, looking for readymade food in the refrigerator, or just swirling around.
Thus, it’s very unfair if it is cluttered. It must be very hygienic, clean, and most importantly, organized. You don’t want to spend an hour just looking for ingredients while you are running late for office early in the morning.
So, to help you organize the kitchen, we have enlisted some super easy yet super effective ideas. Let’s get started!
- Set in place
Your kitchen is filled with things, from cutlery to cleansing supplies and clothes, to food products. But if you really want to make sense of it, make sure everything is in place.
For instance, you can keep fancy cutlery in a drawer and your daily cutlery organized on shelves. Similarly, everything must have its own place in the kitchen to ensure organization and easy accessibility.
- Rarely used items must be stored separately
I personally am a tea person, so even though I have a coffee machine in my kitchen, it’s not in the immediate places.
Similarly, if you also have a hand mixer or an air fryer, which you use once in a while, make sure to store it separately. Big and frequently used appliances take up a lot of space, so put them on a higher platform, unlike the frequently used items, like blenders, mixers, and others.
- Value the space
The best way you can value the space in your kitchen would be by utilizing it to the fullest potential. If not now, later in the future you will realize space is a concern.
The kitchen space is not usually as big as the master bedrooms, so you need to be smart while using the space. For instance, if you have cupboards, accommodate as many shelves as possible or hang a spoon organizer in the corner of a wall.
- Divide the drawers
Needless to say, there must be a lot of drawers in your kitchen. Though, do you know the number of possibilities the drawers have to offer?
Often, small items are lost among the big ones in the drawers. I know this happens with all of us. To avoid this, start sticking labels to the boxes/stuff you put in your drawer. You can also segregate the drawer based on the type of stuff you plan to put. Like you can have one drawer of all the spoons and the other one for cleaning clothes and tissues.
- Hang a few items
You can utilize those boring walls by decorating them with your favorite artwork right? But when it comes to the kitchen, the only artwork is the equipment you plan to use. Why not save the space and try hanging a few of the things on the wall?
Like, Instead of storing the pots in a drawer, why not hang it on the adjacent wall?
This will not only save your space but also save time, and also make it look organized. So look around your kitchen and figure out things that you can hang on walls, for example, spatulas, pan, pots, or even aluminum foils using a dispenser.
- Place your trash can in a pantry
Rather than keeping the trash in your house, it is best to keep it in the kitchen. You can also place it inside a cupboard, hang it if possible, or make a pullout tin can, attached to a cupboard.
A few simple reasons govern this concept. One, it will keep your house clean, and two, you can easily dispose of the waste that is generated in your kitchen.
- Label the items
For the drawers, it will be wise if you label other items in the kitchen as well. The benefits are a lot more than just the ease of recognition. You see, it helps you know when you are running low on certain items and when it needs refilling.
It also helps you place everything where it should be. You don’t necessarily need to buy the labels; even handmade labels would do the trick.
- In the end, remember, it is your kitchen
No one else in the world can tell you how to organize it better than you yourself. The above-mentioned tips will surely come handy, but remember, you are the best person to customize it the way you want to.
But make sure you have easy accessibility to the products that you will need daily, enough storage, and enough space to move around.
Over to you…
In conclusion, I would want to wrap it up with one last piece of advice: Own your kitchen. Because it is you who will wake up to its tabletop every day, trying to make healthy food for your family!
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