The kitchen is one of the most essential areas of a home. It is the place where friends and family gather – so it’s important to make the kitchen as functional and inviting as possible. When the kitchen is dirty with crumbs in the pantry, drawers that do not open and appliances that have not come out of the back of the cabinet in years, it’s time to organize. Check out the tips below to help kickstart your kitchen organizational flow.
Clear Out the Unnecessary
Take everything out of the kitchen. This may feel excessive, but it’s one of the most crucial first steps to organization. Taking everything out of its place allows you to look at the possibilities. You might come across abandoned Tupperware that was taking up valuable space in the cabinet, for instance. Once you have gone through getting rid of the containers with missing lids and kitchen gadgets that haven’t seen the light of day in over a year, you are left with what you use and need.
Create Zones and Groups
Start by placing the things in zones around the kitchen. For example, have your most-used pots and pans near the stove, or place baking supplies near the mixer. It’s important to keep it simple so you can easily go back to the items you need when you need them. Consider placing the things you use the least higher up and what you use frequently lower in the kitchen. Lastly, consider adding a kitchen island to create the ultimate cooking zone.
Storage Containers Are Your Friend
Packaging takes up a lot of space and adds visual clutter. Buying storage solutions, such as matching spice containers or clear containers for snacks, will instantly make a difference in the kitchen. Placing flour and grains into glass jars can make your kitchen countertop look clean. Adding labels to the new containers can also make your time spent cooking go by faster.
Add Storage Solutions
If kitchen space is minimal, installing storage solutions can make a big difference in optimizing space. For example, installing door storage on the cabinet door can create a new space for spices. Installing shelves on any open walls in the kitchen can create space for fancy bowls used less often or displaying your dry goods in their new jars.
When the kitchen is unorganized, the cooking experience becomes more chaotic. With the tips above, the experience in the kitchen will improve. Ease will be introduced to your daily life again. To get started on creating the kitchen of your dreams, schedule a free in-home consultation with Legacy Bath and Kitchen. Contact us today to set up an appointment.