Kitchen organisation is almost anyone’s vice. Unless they are Marie Kondo, of course, it requires time, patience, and a thorough understanding of one’s kitchen space. Most people especially struggle with the latter.
Moreover, with so many kitchen organisation videos cropping up daily, the anxiety surrounding it is only increasing. However, it is not rocket science. In fact, with the help of stainless steel shelves, specialised containers, and a diverse range of kitchen storage options, things are getting much more accessible.
Nevertheless, here are the five best tips for a perfectly organised kitchen:
Invest in shelves
Floating shelves are ideal for displaying fine glassware, cookbooks, and even houseplants. Furthermore, they can be arranged however one may like – decoratively or practically, making them a perfect option for smaller kitchens.
Moreover, use stainless steel shelves for the pantry. These can retain greater weight, making them ideal for storing larger quantities in a pantry.
Store things in clear containers
Organise the cabinet interiors with containers. Group items such as packets of gravy mixes, sauce mixes, etc., then place them in a small glass or plastic containers to avoid them becoming scattered throughout the cabinet.
Additionally, choose clear glass or plastic containers for the refrigerator. This can be anything from old mason jars to takeout containers. It is also significantly more sustainable! However, remember only to use food-grade plastic when using plastic storage boxes.
Use vertical spaces
Further, use hooks beneath cabinets to hang mugs above countertops. This hack can also be used for wine glasses by swapping out the hooks for a stemware rack. This frees up a lot of cabinet space.
Place adhesive hooks inside cabinets or pantry doors for hanging equipment like measuring cups, oven mitts, or other kitchen tools.
Consider hanging pots and pans on a wall or a ceiling rack. Remember that any room used to hang something frees up flat space within a cabinet or countertop. Thus, it keeps the kitchen space very clean.
Keep the essentials close
Accessibility is the key to a well-organised kitchen. Use magnetic caddies to store goods out of the way and save time hunting for paper towels and cleaning sponges. Create a drawer just for spices and label the containers.
Furthermore, keep commonly used appliances and tools within arm’s reach.
Stow away large appliances
To save counter space, store appliances on pull-out shelves or deep drawers. Moreover, vertically arranging them helps pick the correct tools for the job without much digging.
Take apart taller equipment, such as blenders, so they may neatly fit into smaller spaces. In addition, invest in hanging pot racks. This frees up counter space while bringing a touch of French rural charm to the kitchen.
The home improvement industry today is worth over 620 billion dollars, and the kitchen remains the most frequently remodelled room in any home. This article aims to serve as a mini-guide to kitchen organisation for all who take the massive decision to remodel or clean their kitchen.
All anyone needs to remember is to invest in wooden or stainless steel shelves, use space judiciously by freeing up counter space, and use vertical space while storing things at eye level and arm’s length.
Once these are down, working in a kitchen can become incredibly convenient.