How to Create a Well-Organized Kitchen
For most of us, the kitchen is the hub of the home. At any given time (even a midnight snack gathering), you will find the kitchen is where the action is. But, let’s face it, even if the kitchen is a disorganized mess, it can still be the most popular place in the house.
The kitchen should be the center of the home and a place that is warm and welcoming rather than messy and mixed up. There are several great ways to keep an orderly kitchen.
Put It Away
Rule number one for any orderly kitchen is to put everything that is on top of the countertops away. Even if it is something you use every day, place those items in the cupboards above or the cabinets below where they belong. Taking everything off the countertops makes the kitchen look neat and organized, and it also makes it appear larger.
Purge a Little
In order to make your kitchen more efficient, it is necessary to give it a thorough clean-out once in a while. Check to see what you have lurking in the back of your cabinets and see if there is anything such as flour or sugar that has expired. Chances are you needed to make a recipe with a little flour and are now stuck with a five-pound bag of it. Be ruthless in making throw away decisions.
Once you have purged, you can go ahead and reorganize the items you need most frequently by moving them up front and center.
Organize by Category
One of the best ways to organize a kitchen is to organize by category. Place all of your canned goods in one area and all of your baking goods in another while your spices are in their own little world.
Using Space Wisely
A great way to organize your kitchen and make it more efficient is to use baskets. When you clump a set of ingredients for a special meal you love into one basket, all you have to do is pull out the basket, use the ingredients, and store it right back away again. This saves you time and keeps everything nice and organized.
Don’t Forget the Walls
Make as much use out of your walls as you possibly can for optimal efficiency. Shelves that can store food processors, blenders, and special kitchen gadgets leave more room on your countertop for the actual preparing of meals. One of the more challenging types of home implements that you will need to organize and store are the ones with long handles such as mops and brooms. Generally speaking, these end up in a corner but there comes a time when you have too many of them and they wander out onto the floor. The best way to organize and store these is to use a purpose-built rack. These are made by several companies such as Menxen, Shanney, Berry Ave, Home-It, Rock Birds, Onmier, Homeideas however, we like the one made by Tech Team https://www.techteamproducts.com/ the best. This is their model 720 Mop and Broom Rack https://www.amazon.com/TECH-TEAM-Cleaning-Hardware-Included/dp/B07CV2H2X9/ref=sr_1_34?ie=UTF8&qid=1539524698&sr=8-34&keywords=tech+team which does an excellent job at organizing all your mops, brooms, and other similar long handled cleaning implements.
With a little effort and a little extra planning, your kitchen will run smoothly and efficiently and be a joy for the whole family.