Are you tired of spending your valuable time searching for the right measuring cup or mixing spoon? At Closet & Storage Concepts, we tell our customers that they can have the kind of kitchen seen in magazines—simple, efficient, and free from clutter—by taking small steps. Here are 10 simple tips for a better-organized kitchen:
1. Organize your kitchenware by frequency of use.
The things you use most often—your favorite saucepan, spices, utensils—should be in easy-to-reach cabinets. High shelves should be reserved for less commonly used items, like seasonal dinnerware.
2. Hang your potholders, dishtowels, and aprons from pegs on your wall.
If your kitchen allows it, pots can also be hung to free up space underneath your stove.
3. Keep your tupperware organized by size.
There are few things more frustrating than finding the perfect sized Pyrex for your leftover goulash and having to endlessly hunt for its lid. If you keep your containers and lids separate, consider organizing lids by size or color.
4. Pull-out shelf organizers can transform your cabinets.
They make it easy to find that egg skillet hiding behind your spaghetti pot.
5. Master dishwasher loading by grouping like items.
Keep your forks, knives, and spoons in their own groups, so they can be unloaded quickly.
6. Harness the mysterious power of magnets.
They can be used to mount your knives on the wall, freeing up valuable drawer and counter space. You can also mount just about anything to the side of your refrigerator, including tin foil, plastic wrap, and small spice jars.
7. Make a list of kitchen essentials, hang that list from your fridge, and mark ingredients that you deplete.
You’ve just made a handy shopping list!
8. Hang tools on the backs of cabinet doors.
This is a great solution for oft-used tools, such as measuring cups, spatulas, and whisks. Adding a corkboard gives you a place to display your favorite recipes.
9. Use bins to consolidate small items.
This works especially well for your junk drawer, where loose paper clips and rubber bands abound. In your pantry, group ingredients by function. A “baking” basket could include flour, sugar, baking soda, and yeast.
10. Maintain your kitchen as a space for cooking.
Kitchen counters often become the first place that we set down papers, bills, and keys. Consider reorganizing your entryway with shelves and cabinets to keep your kitchen clutter-free.
A well-organized home gives you more time to enjoy the most important things in life: friends and family. Give us a call today for more information!