7 Simple Tricks to Help Keep Your Kitchen Organized
Kitchens are tough areas to keep organized, because they’re a central part of everyone’s day to day lives. Kitchens that become cluttered can cause chaos and could even potentially end up costing you money if they become too untidy. An uncluttered kitchen with plenty of storage is the goal of many homeowners, and to some a dream. Making sure your kitchen items are put in their proper places will make prepping, cooking, and cleaning much easier and much more fun.
Baskets & Bins
Baskets can be helpful for organizing kitchen supplies. Place a basket with handles on a pantry shelf for easy access to contents. A mesh design with labels allows you to see contents at a glance. Organize your pantry staples in see through, pull out baskets to make it easier to see what you have and what you need. Use a shallow basket to organize cooking oils and spices. Line the bottom of the basket with a metal cookie sheet to making cleaning up inevitable spills easier. Utilitarian plastic baskets become a smart space-saver inside a crowded freezer. Use the baskets to organize packages by type (frozen pizzas in one, bags of vegetables in another, etc.) and nothing will get lost in the back of your freezer.
Less is More
Efficiency is key in terms of small kitchens, all of your tools you need and use daily should be easy to reach and easily to find. Add some shelving to store cooking tools and even pieces you want to display, whether an antique teapot or a ceramic bowl you made yourself, just make sure they don’t get too overcrowded.
Stacking dishes can get hard, the more you stack the heavier the items will become, rather than stacking dishes, hang them. Hanging your dishes in cabinet racks will help cut down the piles of china and double your storage. Maximize cabinet space with stackable wire racks, wire racks come in a variety of different heights and widths, they also allow various sizes of plates to be stored neatly within the same cabinet, leaving you clutter free.
Pantry Door Organizer
Organize your pantry with a pantry door organizer, use it to hang and write lists of things you’re running low on, reminders and more. Use a chalkboard panel mounted on the inside of the pantry door and keep track of grocery needs and daily schedules. Attach a piece of chalk with a pretty ribbon ensures that you won’t have to go digging through drawers when you need to write something down.
Reclaimed Wood Spice Rack
Most of us hide our mismatched spices in a cabinet until it’s time to cook. Slabs of reclaimed wood should be cut to size and nailed to the wall of your choice, then use various metal holders to hold the different spices in matching canisters on your new reclaimed wooden, one of a king spice rack.
Add a Side Desk
Use a small desk of your design choice, and place it into the area at the end of the cabinets. Use this little nook as a spot to stay organized or a convenient place to do homework. Keep your family computer or laptop in this area if you tend to look up recipes or just like to do household chores in the kitchen, keep track of bills, and do whatever you need to, just be sure to keep it tidy.
Make a Place for Everything
The rule to live by in your kitchen should be, there is a place for everything and everything is in its proper place. Keep track of kitchen items you use daily and absolutely need, and be sure to get rid of the older ones that are no longer necessary. Keep track of your food and condiments expiration dates and keep up to date with weekly cleanings of your entire kitchen, from top to bottom, you can never over clean a place where you prepare and eat your food. Consider adding some sliding chrome inserts to make pots, lids and other items easy to spot. Chrome shelves on the inside of the doors are perfect for storing plastic wrap and other kitchenware.