Kitchens are filled with a huge variety of “things” so the thought of embarking on an organization project is daunting. It doesn’t have to be, though! We have a few tips to give your kitchen goals some structure. Before you know it, you’ll have a kitchen set up to make Martha Stewart proud.
The easiest way to start is by establishing zones. There should be distinct areas dedicated to each of the following: cleaning, preparation, food, dishes, cooking. Aim to keep related items in each of the zones and you won’t burn the rosemary chicken while hunting for a pair of tongs.
Here are some tricks to getting your kitchen in order:
Have you ever reached up into your cabinets, carefully balancing a stack of plates, only to have them come crashing down into a confetti of porcelain? Yeah well drawers will quickly prevent THAT from happening again. Drawers can also end the maddening search for matching tupperware lids. And angled dividers can make long and awkward utensils fit perfectly.
Break out that label maker and start browsing through fonts! Nothing screams organization like clearly marked sections. It will be a lot harder for things to end up in the wrong spot when you have labels directing you where to go.
Food items tend to come along with excess packaging that takes up a lot of precious space. Store items in matching containers and jars for more room and to also create a cohesive picture. Use see through containers in the fridge so you know exactly what you have and you’ll cut down on waste.
When you run out of room, look up! Use those walls and hang bulky items like pots. Need more countertop space? Lose the knife holder and mount a magnetic strip to the wall. Use the inside of cabinet doors as another surface for hidden storage.
When everything is in its place, you’ll have more time to dedicate to cooking. Bon appétit!