Everyone dreams of having an organized and orderly kitchen, but few people ever really reach that lofty goal. Although on the surface level, organizing a kitchen and keeping it organized can seem like a daunting task, with a few minor purchases, a little ingenuity, and some dedicated time, anyone can have the perfectly organized kitchen.
1. Use containers to store items
This practice will streamline the inside of your cabinets. This is a great storage system for miscellaneous items such as condiment packets.
2. Store containers and lids together
Do the same for pots and pans. Storing items this way will prevent you from needing to hunt around for tops and bottoms that match.
3. Use Lazy Susans
A circular, rotating tray can be a great way to store and easily find items such as oils and condiments.
4. Rearrange the kitchen
Arranging the kitchen so that more frequently used items such as plates are close at hand. Put special-occasion dishes on higher shelves since you won’t need to use them as often.
5. Store pots and pans close to the stove
Storing the pots and pans close to the stove will save you steps and time when you are busy trying to prepare diner.
6. Use wall space
Install a set of hooks or other hangers and use the empty space on your wall as storage for several types of items including aprons, pots and pans. A shelf with pegs would be a perfect solution for cookbooks as well as items that can be hung. It’s a good idea to buy an inexpensive sliding ladder so you can even use space up high.
7. Install sliding shelf organizers
Installing simple sliding shelf organizers will allow you to use the entire depth of your cabinet space and still easily be able to access all of your kitchen gear.
8. Use your nooks and crannies
Even small spaces that seem wasted can be used for storage. Buy some narrow sliding doors or a slide-out tower to fill in dead spaces in the kitchen.
9. Use drawer dividers
Using drawer dividers are a great idea for organizing long kitchen utensils. You will never miss the overflowing utensil drawer that results from just throwing utensils into it.
10. Use the space under your cabinets
Even low spaces under cabinets can be used. If you can tuck a stand mixer or blender under your cabinet, be sure to do so. It will free up space in your drawers and you will still have plenty of space on your counter top.