Kitchen

5 Kitchen Organization Tips to Clear Your Counters & Pantry

You spend a lot of hours in the kitchen preparing, serving and cleaning up after your meals and as a result the kitchen can become quite busy and messy. Take a look around your kitchen countertops and you may well find that you have a lot more kitchen gadgets and appliances than you realized. These handy kitchen organisation tips will help you stream line the countertops in the heart of your home.

  1. Create zones. On your kitchen countertops and workspaces you probably tend to focus on certain tasks. For example by the sink you probably do most of your chopping. The countertops by the stove are reserved for serving up your meals. Make sure your tools fit the job. If you chop and dice fruits and veggies by the sink then the knives and cutting boards should be within easy reach.
  2. Hide the rarely used appliances. A kitchen countertop may house a toaster, coffee maker, espresso machine, blender, juicer, grill and so on. Many kitchens have appliance overload. Put away the appliances that are not used on a daily basis. Also, if you can replace them with appliances that do double duty, a toaster oven for example, then you save valuable counter space.
  3. Invest in drawer organisers. There’s nothing worse than not being able to find the utensil you need for the job. Consider creating a countertop utensil holder for the utensils used on a daily basis. The rest get stored in a drawer with a utensil organiser.
  4. Utilise space saving storage. There are so many wonderful storage devices now. You can triple the number of cans a cupboard can hold with a can rack. You can pour cereal into stackable storage containers and eliminate that cluttered shelf full of half full cereal boxes. Determine what you need first and then head to the dollar store or home goods store for solutions.
  5. Keep it clean. Once your kitchen is good and organized, create systems to keep it clean. A clean kitchen just makes you want to put everything back where it belongs. It’s motivating.

Organising your kitchen doesn’t have to take hours. Take a look at what you have, what you use and the space available and plan it out before you start making changes. What can you get rid of? How would you like your kitchen to look and feel? Embrace these tips, organise your kitchen and add the finishing touch by keeping it clean. You may just find you will enjoy your newly organized kitchen even more and be inspired to create even more mouthwatering dishes.

Organise Your Kitchen

Organising your kitchen can take a lot of hard work and planning. Many people find that they have a lot more kitchen gadgets and appliances than they realised. These handy kitchen organisation tips will help you stream line the most important room in your home.

  1. Create zones. On your kitchen countertops and workspaces you probably tend to focus on certain tasks. For example by the sink you probably do most of your chopping. The countertops by the stove are reserved for food prep. And your island may be used for pulling it all together. Make sure your tools fit the job. If you chop and dice fruits and veggies by the sink then the knives should be within easy reach
  2. Hide the rarely used appliances. A kitchen countertop may house a toaster, coffee maker, espresso machine, blender, juicer, grill and so on. Many kitchens have appliance overload. Put away the appliances that are not used on a daily basis. Also, if you can, replace multiple appliances with an appliances that does double duty, for example, a grill which grills food and toasts sandwiches, then you save valuable counter space.
  3. Invest in drawer organisers. There’s nothing worse than not being able to find the utensil you need for the job. Consider creating a countertop utensil holder for the utensils used on a daily basis. The rest get stored in a drawer with a utensil organiser.
  4. Utilise space saving storage. There are so many wonderful storage devices now. You can triple the number of cans a cupboard can hold with a can rack. You can pour cereal into stackable storage containers and eliminate that cluttered shelf full of half full cereal boxes. Determine what you need first and then head to the store for solutions.
  5. Keep it clean. Once your kitchen is good and organised, create systems to keep it clean. A clean kitchen just makes you want to put everything back where it belongs. It’s motivating.

Organising your kitchen doesn’t have to be a lifelong process. Take a look at what you have, what you use and the space available and plan it out before you start making changes. What can you get rid of? How would you like your kitchen to look and feel? Embrace these tips, organise your kitchen and keep it clean. You may just find you never want to leave your newly organised space.

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Organising the Kitchen

The kitchen is one of most used parts of the house as this is where we prepare food for our loved ones.  An organized kitchen inspires us to cook delicious dishes, stimulating us to whip up nutritious and creative meals for our family.

But what if the kitchen gets too cluttered?  Will you still manage to inspiringly cook delectable dishes?  Can you create meals quickly and easily?

An organized kitchen can make your cooking experience enjoyable and fun.  A simple decluttering can do the trick.  To make this happen, here are simple tips for organizing the kitchen.

  • What’s causing clutter in your kitchen?   An easy method of decluttering items out of the cupboard is to group like items together and declutter unnecessary pieces and multiple items.  You only need one of most items so remove items that you’ve doubled up on and donate them to charity.  You can do a good deed and free your kitchen from clutter all at the same time.
  • Place kitchen appliances where they are easily accessed. Place small appliances on top of the counter. It saves time and effort when appliances are positioned near its specific working area.
  • Organise your preparation space.  Make your preparation area adjacent to the stove.  Organize cooking and food preparation items by stacking condiments and spices onto a 2-shelf rack for easy grasp. Store vegetables in a basket nearby and place knives and cutting boards around the same area.  You can hang often-used pots and pans near the stove for easy access.
  • Systemize your food cabinets.  Place canned goods together, jars together, and bottles together.  Put powder or loose items, e.g. flour, sugar, pasta noodles in see-through containers.  Label them so as not to mistake sugar for salt; label them with date of purchase and expiration.
  • Arrange cookware, chinaware, and kitchen utensils by purpose and size.  Use drawer dividers and utensil trays to put together ceramic and glass wares and position them small ones placed first in line, making it easier where to look at.
  • Make use of your walls.  Racks and pegs are very functional hanging devises with which you can hang your cooking utensils and even not-so-often used pots and pans.
  • Reorganise your refrigerator.  Use clear, flat containers to store food for visibility and so you can stack containers on each other to maximize space.  Label those with expiration dates.
  • Clean up as you go. Place used dishes and utensils into the sink right after each use.  This will save you time cleaning up when you’re done cooking.
  • Apply finishing touches.   Tidy up your kitchen after each meal and put everything back in its places.

As we say, “Practice makes perfect!”  Make keeping your kitchen organised automatic and a daily habit and you can enjoy a perfect, clutter-free and organized kitchen.

5 Kitchen Organisation Tips

A cluttered kitchen can take away the joy of cooking.   Here are 5 tips to help you organize your kitchen, find things in a snap, cook quickly and clean up easily:
  1. Place often used kitchen appliances in easily accessed areas.
  2. Position cooking and food preparation essentials, e.g. condiments, knives, cutting boards, near the stove for easy access.
  3. Sort your cabinets by groups, foodstuffs go in one, utensils in another, not-so-frequently used cook wares in the other, and so on, making them easy to find.
  4. Wash dirty dishes right after use.
  5. Tidy up your kitchen after cooking ensuring everything is put back where you got them from.
Practicing these tips daily makes you experience a perfectly organized kitchen.