Kitchen Organization

Kitchen Organization

Kitchen organization can make preparing dinner easier, having guests less stressful, and improve upon the overall look and feel of your home.

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Here are some kitchen organization ideas that I use:

  1. Empty Cabinets. My first step to kitchen organization is always to get everything out of the kitchen cabinets. Next I’ll start sorting it all into groups according to where it is used. While sorting, it is the perfect time to get rid of things that you haven’t used in a while. If items are in good condition, I like to donate them or store them in a less-used area.
  2. Cabinet Storage. My key to kitchen organization is cabinet storage. Avoid stacking to make everything accessible. There are several specialty organizers available for cabinets. Lazy Susans give you easy access to items in corner spaces. Step shelving in cabinets will help organize canned goods, different-sized dishes and small appliances and their accessories. Wire baskets on slides will make deep cabinets easily accessible. While organizing, I try to remember that there are three basic work areas in the kitchen: the preparation area, the cook-and-serve area, and the sink area
  3. Prep Area. To make working more convenient, I designate an area that will be used for food prep. Here is where I place any basic ingredients, mixing equipment, bowls and measuring cups here.
  4. Cook-and-Serve Area. I put pots, pans and cooking utensils near the range so they’ll be handy when you’re cooking. Storing silverware and tableware close by so you don’t have to run all over the place when putting away dishes is also one of my tricks to keep this space organized. This is also where I like to keep plastic ware for leftovers.
  5. Storing Pots and Pans. Pots and pans can take up a lot of your storage space, but they can be stored easily for convenience. I hang a decorative wrought-iron rack on a kitchen wall or suspend one from the ceiling. Store pot lids by adding shallow bins to the back of the cabinet doors. If you have a deep drawer, I like to divide it into compartments. Cookie sheets and other pans can be stored by adding horizontal dividers.
  6. Storing Your Spices. It’s easy for your spice cabinet to become a jumbled mess. In order to clean it up, there are several ways to organize them. One option that I love is to add a spice organizer to an empty drawer. It’s best to use a drawer close to the range so they’re in close proximity as you’re cooking. Another method I use is under-the-shelf magnetic storage to make the most of unused space beneath your shelves. I also like to affix magnets to the tops of your spice jars and under the shelf where you’d like to store your spices.

 

Whether you have a small kitchen, or large kitchen with multiple pantries and an island, you CAN get organized! I am committed to helping you declutter your kitchen and your life, so you can live happier and worry free. Use the contact form above to schedule a consultation with me!