If you think about how many utensils, appliances and miscellaneous gadgets the average kitchen contains, it is small wonder that most kitchens are cluttered and disorganized. After all, what other room is likely to have a ‘junk drawer’ devoted to things that don’t seem to belong anywhere in particular? Despite the fact that your kitchen may seem beyond hope, the truth is that any kitchen can actually be organized. This article will present several easy to follow tips on how to not only organize your kitchen, but also how to make it more efficient in general.
Keep like things together
This may seem like an all too obvious tip, but one way that kitchens become disorganized is through like items being scattered around. Organized kitchens ALWAYS keep like items together. Measuring utensils should be allocated to one area, regardless of shape, size or quantity. By keeping measuring cups, spoons and similar items together, it will be easier to find what you need when you need it. Additionally, you will be able to keep the most used items in the front, and place less necessary items in the back where they may be unseen, but not forgotten.
Use baskets for smaller items
With so many small items to keep up with, whether small utensils or small jars of spice, clutter is seemingly unavoidable in the kitchen. One way to address this problem is to use baskets or organizers for these items. Baskets will not only keep many small items neatly contained, but they will also make it easier to move and find these items. Rather than having to sift through dozens of small jars of spice to find the one you need, simply pull down the spice basket and you are good to go. This also makes cleaning shelves easier as you can remove entire sections of product in one simple move.
Use uniform size containers
One problem with kitchen cabinets is that they can be too small for larger size boxes of cereal or other food items. Similarly, a box of cereal that is almost empty has the same appearance as a full box of cereal. This means that you can run out of something without realizing it before it’s too late. Using clear plastic storage containers for dry goods will not only eliminate boxes that are too large for your cabinets, but they will also allow you to see exactly how much of a thing you have left. Now you will never run out of an item completely unaware.
By simply putting like items together, and by using storage accessories to better contain products, you will be able to eliminate much of the clutter and confusion in your kitchen. Not only are these methods simple, but they are also cost effective, meaning that with only a little time and money you can turn your kitchen into a more efficient, organized environment that is more pleasant to be in. Hopefully this article will help you love your kitchen again!