The kitchen is an area of your home that gets used more often than most other areas. So it stands to reason that if your kitchen were more organized and simple to use, your life would feel easier. Enhancing the organization and functionality of your kitchen will allow the space to feel open, appear tidy and look great while serving your needs.
We’d love to share easy steps to organize your kitchen, and make your family life flow more smoothly when it comes to meal preparation.
THINK LIKE A MINIMALIST
Your first step toward kitchen freedom is to give the whole space an objective assessment. Forget about any sentimentality attached to the items you’ve kept all these years, and give serious thought to what you actually use on a regular basis.
MAX OUT ON STORAGE
Make the most of corner cabinets and other unused areas with custom storage. Try to use every nook and cranny, you will probably not have much trouble filling them.
GROUP LIKE ITEMS
After your cabinets are all empty, consider what is best for you in terms of how to group items. Sort all your baking items and pile them together. Sort your cooking items and pile them together.
PUT EVEYTHING IN ITS PLACE
Use drawer organizers to create a space for each of your kitchen utensils. Their individual compartments will encourage you to put everything back in its place after each use.
HIDE SMALL APPLIANCES
First impressions are made when you walk into a kitchen, so keep those countertops clear. It makes a huge difference when you don’t see rows of appliances on the counters, and it also frees up space for prep work when cooking or baking.
USE OPEN SHELVING TO STORE AND DISPLAY
Show off the items you love and use the most and save time (and steps) in the kitchen by utilizing open shelving to both displays and keep your kitchen items within reach. Open shelving is also a smart solution for kitchens that lack cabinet space.
ORGANIZE THE GARBAGE
Having a separate pullout drawer for your garbage, recycling and compost is the best way to address your trash. By setting up a garbage center with multiple smaller bins, you are doing the right thing for the environment in an efficient way.
LET THE LIGHT SHINE
Cooking and cleaning in the kitchen requires good lighting. While natural light is always nice, mounting under-cabinet lights will help you find what you need, especially at night.
CREATE A WORKSPACE
There are many reasons to add a dedicated office space to your kitchen. It’s an ideal space for writing down a recipe, paying the bills or leaving a note for the family.
DO IT FOR YOUR COMFORT
Try to customize according to your needs. Place frequently used items next to each other in easy-to-access locations. Doing so will add to your kitchen’s functionality and efficiency since you won’t have to spend all your time and energy running around.
From saving time when prepping your meals, to saving money when shopping for it, there are many reasons to tackle the organization of your kitchen. Having an organized kitchen will give you a sense of ease and order when you enter the space to prep a meal, share time with friends and family, or grab your morning coffee.