An untidy kitchen can be an accident waiting to happen. Unkemptly-stacked items may fall and break, or present a fire risk.
Start by decluttering your drawers and cabinets; organize cabinet contents by family (glassware near drinks, crockery between refrigerator and dishwasher, cooking tools near oven).
Organise your drawers
Rather than leaving your kitchen gadgets and cookware scattered about, or one drawer being disorganized with mixed cooking utensils, consider installing custom-fit dividers into your drawers to help organize them quickly and find what you need quickly. They will help sort and organize items so they are easier to access when necessary.
Simply decluttering and discarding of items you no longer use regularly can also help get drawers back into order, while in your pantry, chest freezer and fridge reorganization could involve decanting dry goods into labeled containers and transparent bags to improve storage space.
Pull-out shelves can help make the most of tight spaces, and an over-the-door shoe rack will help organize your pantry’s doors. Furthermore, don’t overlook using the backs of cabinet doors to store frequently used kitchen tools and utensils for quick and easy access. Ensure your most utilized appliances are as close to the stovetop as possible for maximum efficiency.
Organise your shelves
Organization of your kitchen shelving and cupboards can bring a fresh look and increase functionality in your space. Professional organizers advise keeping like items together – cans with other cans, pantry staples with other pantry staples, cooking utensils with other cooking utensils – this helps maintain organization over time in your shelves and cupboards.
When it comes to organizing kitchen cabinets, the primary goal should be ensuring all frequently used items are within easy reach. Therefore, it may be useful to dedicate an entire drawer just for utensils so they are quickly accessible.
Utilizing drawer dividers and inserts is another excellent way to maintain cabinetry organization, helping prevent items from shifting within drawers and keeping everything tidy. They come in different shapes to accommodate items ranging from utensils to baking ingredients; providing you with the ideal way to tailor a storage solution specifically tailored to your kitchen while remaining clutter-free.
Organise your bins
Utilizing storage bins to organize similar items helps keep everything tidy, and makes retrieving what is needed easier – an idea often recommended by organizing experts such as Ellementry.
She recommends purchasing clear plastic bins by mDesign to store snacks, small cleaning supplies, and other kitchen odds and ends. You can find bins in different colors and sizes that suit any decor – some even feature grab handles to make retrieving bins from storage easier.
Drawer dividers are another go-to choice of organizing experts. They’re great for sorting various sized drawers or sectioning off cabinets into multiple sections. Wall-mount file holders can be used similarly, keeping all those miscellaneous food container lids organized (check out this hack from The Purposeful Wife!). Or you could use something flat like a magazine holder to hold multiple bins together!
Organise your cupboards
If your cabinet is full of mismatched utensils and lids, take a deep breath and begin the task of organizing them. This may require taking out everything and placing everything back in its proper spot; depending on how extensive this task may be, this process could take hours if not days to complete.
If there’s enough room, group items into families; such as your Tupperware for storage purposes or containers to hold leftovers. This makes it easier for everyone in your household to locate what they need quickly while also helping prevent kitchen collisions.
Other great kitchen cupboard organization tips and hacks include using drawer dividers to prevent contents from shifting around, labellers for easier reading and baskets or bins to contain items. A well organized kitchen can save both time and create an environment more enjoyable to be in.