No matter what size your kitchen is, staying organized can be challenging. From small appliances and food items to utensils and glassware, there is a ton of stuff to stow away in your kitchen; it tends to be hard to sort out some way to store things like plastic food container lids, cutting boards, baking sheets, food wraps, pot lids, and more. And every kitchen has its quirks, so you have those to factor in, too. Whether you’re exploring tiny cabinets, narrow drawers, or an overall lack of storage space, there’s a lot to struggle with when you’re trying to keep your kitchen neat and organized while ensuring all you require is easy accessibility.
Avoid Using Food Storage Containers That Take Up Too Much Space
Decanting adds a cohesive look and might help in clearing all the mess, but those big pots and food storage containers may not be offering you any space-saving favors.
Avoid Open Shelving
Open shelving is great. It looks fabulous when empty or organized really well but the reality of it is, life is messy. You need crews of people that keep setting that up and making that just right. Maintaining open shelves can be challenging and might wont work unless you can guarantee that you are so OCD that you are going to have those shelves cleans, attractive and looking like a retail store all the time.
Organize Before You Style
You might be putting a lot of effort in styling and deciding where you display pretty dishes, a stand mixer or a crock of matching cooking tools in your kitchen. It is not bad to work on style but sometimes it might make it difficult to use the space, because you have dedicated prime places to display your dishwares or tools rather than daily use.
Prioritize Your Tools
When arranging our kitchens, we often make the mistake of organizing according to appearances rather than functionality. Keep cooking tools and your go-to pots and pans as close to the stove as possible, then stash food storage containers in a cabinet near the fridge so you can drop off leftovers without taking any extra steps. You just cut your meal prep time in half.
Avoid Keeping Too Many Appliances On The Countertop
You probably do not need that appliance, if you have not used it in the past month. Find a spot in your cabinets or Kitchen Island to place all your seasonal appliances. Ponder on, if you really need that appliance or is it the time to resell or donate it. Rather than focus on the loss of the appliance, just think about all the counter space you will gain.
Use Vertical Storage Correctly
Upper cabinets are usually hard to reach; you often need a stool to access things stored in upper cabinets. It is a perfect place for fancy dishware that you only use once or twice a year. It can also be utilized for storing extra cleaning supplies. Do not place your everyday use dishes or supplies in upper cabinets. Moreover, Use shelf dividers to maximize the storage space
Use Wall Spaces
Do not try to squeeze and fit everything in drawers and cabinets. Adding hooks, a towel bar, or a magnetic knife rack can play strong in resolving storage and organizing issues. Hanging dish towels on the walls makes it easier for you to grab when you need to dry the dishes.
Avoid buying Organizers You Don’t Need
In case if you have a huge range of organizers that are occupying a lot of space in your cabinet, then it is the right time to sort them out. We often buy stuff without analyzing if it is really required or not. As a result, we own a collection of extra stuff that we do not really need. Think before you buy any organizer like drawers, dividers etc. and then plan accordingly
When you move into a new space, you want it to look good. But starting with decor could backfire. It’s counterproductive to style your kitchen before organizing it.