A disorganized kitchen can impact your life in many ways…maybe you aren’t inspired to cook because you can’t find the tools you need, or clutter takes up precious counter space and leaves you uninspired. That’s exactly why getting your kitchen organized like a professional can change how you and your family cook and eat together. Read on for 5 tips on how to get your kitchen in tip top shape.
1. Start with taking inventory
We’ll be honest, this really isn’t the fun part, but crucial to the process. Take the time to go through your kitchen and take stock of what you have. Throw away what you don’t need, and make a list of what is missing. This includes gadgets, tools, and other items such as food containers. Pair down things such as dish towels, pot holders, and glassware. Remember less is more!
2. Clean out those cabinets
Now that you are all cleaned out, you can organize. Purchase a Lazy Susan or stackable shelves to better see spices, cooking oils, etc. Clear glass containers also keep items organized and easy to find. Baskets and pull-out drawers also are great for storing apples, potatoes, rolls, etc.
3. Pots and Pans
Probably one of the most annoying things about the kitchen is storing pots and pans…no matter how hard you try to stack them they always seem to be a mess! Consider organizing them with a pan organizer rack. Not only are they a huge space saver, but now you can easily find the right pan for whatever you are making.
4. Utilize Your Doors
From hanging storage wrap organizers to plastic bag holders, and over the door pantry organizers, there are plenty of options to create more space in your kitchen. These options not only free up room in drawers and cabinets, they will save you time in the end.
5. Free Up Your Counters
No matter how much counter space you have, it always seems like we could use more! Free up space in your kitchen by leaving only what you use the most on the counters. Balance drawer and counter space by keep 5-8 of your most used utensils in a container on the counter. Put the rest in drawers. Knife blocks also take up a lot of space, and can easily be stored efficiently with a magnetic strip attached to the wall. With cutting boards, consider getting a nice wood set…they can easily be propped up against your backsplash, while adding a natural decor element that is on trend right now.