Our kitchens are the center of our homes. We chat there, cook there and enjoy our daily meals there. That’s why it’s extremely important for it to be organised! Before the winter hits and the holidays arrive, we want to help you whip your kitchen into shape. Read on to learn ten simple but useful kitchen organisation tips.
In The Kitchen
If you’re kitchen is a smaller space, you may want to invest in a kitchen cart. This is ideal if you don’t have much storage or if you cook a lot — you can wheel around your supplies (pots, pans, seasonings) rather than storing them!
Have you come across any recipes or vouchers recently that you don’t want to lose? Install a corkboard in your kitchen! This will keep the clutter in your drawers to a minimum, and you won’t forget about the tasty dish you want to prepare.
Hang Pots & Pans
One of the best ways to organise your kitchen and maximise storage is to store up. This means, hang as many as items as possible! Install a sort of rack in order for you to hang pots and pans. Another hack is to hang the pots and pans you use the most!
Do you have children in your home? If you do, they probably make a mess on your counters! You can contain this mess by keeping your condiments on an easy-to-clean lazy Susan.
Make it simple for your family to find the utensil or snack they’re looking for by storing items in see-through storage baskets. Purchase some wire baskets or clear plastic bins and store them in your pantry and refrigerator. We’ll bet this makes cooking and eating easier!
We bet you didn’t realize magazine racks could be repurposed for kitchen storage! Long boxes containing saran wrap, plastic wrap or foil all fit perfectly in a magazine rack. All you need to do is attach one inside of a cupboard to get it out of the way while keeping it readily accessible.
Take advantage of all the vertical, empty space with stacking shelves in your cabinets. If you have tall cupboards or a smaller kitchen, you’ll need to take advantage of all the space available.
Free up some space for your cleaners, disinfectants and various supplies by placing a tension rod under your kitchen sink. You can hang your spray bottles on the rod and even your towels.
Pantry Wall Storage
There is likely plenty of shelf space for your cans and various foods in your pantry. But where do you store the small items like seasoning, spices, drink mixes, condiments, etc.? Attach sink caddies using Velcro strips or tape for your small kitchen items.
Have you seen over-the-door shoe hangers? Those can also be used in your pantry! Stash pantry items like seasonings and snacks using the see-through pockets of the over-the-door organiser. This will help de-clutter your pantry and make it simpler to find what you’re searching for.