Better Organize Your Kitchen
It has long been said that the kitchen is the heart of the home. There is really no other room in the home that is more used, in more ways than the kitchen. The kitchen is more than just the place where your food is prepared; it is now a place for relaxation, conversation and bonding. I don't know how many times I have been able have nice long conversations and pleasant times in the kitchen.
One of my favorite things in life has been to sit around in the kitchen, enjoying wonderful company and good times. At least, that is something I like to do when the kitchen is clean enough to do this. That being said, I have found that the best way possible to have a clean kitchen is to have an organized kitchen. Here are some ideas you can apply right away.
- Close the door on cluttered counter tops. Keep your kitchen appliances on the counter but out of the way. Attach small, hinged doors to the bottom of your overhead cabinets, and hide the appliances behind them.
- Double cabinet space. Coffee and tea mugs take up quite a bit of space, you may want to consider a new way of storing them, and there by being able to effectively double your cabinet space. Try screwing some hooks into the bottoms of your cabinet shelves, and hang coffee mugs from them. By doing this your kitchen cabinets are going to be able to hold twice as much, since you have freed up quite a bit of the flat storage space within your cabinets
- Meals on wheels. If your table is some distance away from where you store your dishes, then keep in mind the phrase "Work smarter, not harder." Save yourself the trouble of lugging dishes back and forth between your kitchen cabinets and the dinner table. Stack your everyday dishes and silverware in a wheeled cart so you can push your dishes to dinner.
- Extra counter space. Create some spare counter space in your kitchen. It's easy since you can do this with just a heavy-duty hardwood or plastic cutting board. Just lay it across your sink or an open drawer whenever you need more room to chop, dice, or peel. Also, try using it when your sink is not in use, and you are going to notice that you have increased your counter space by quite a bit.
- Customize coffee cans. Decorate, and organize your kitchen by transforming old coffee cans into stylish personalized kitchen counter canisters. Simply wrap the cans in contact paper that matches your kitchen wallpaper or paint. Then fill the cans with beans, rice, sugar, flour, or other kitchen essentials.
- Easy to reach essentials. It only makes sense to store things you use every day in easy-to-find and easy-to-reach places. That means you want to focus the items that you use the most in areas such as shelves, cabinets, and drawers no higher than your shoulder and no lower than the middle of your thigh. Try to keep things that you are going to be using everyday in easy reach, and at your fingertips. If you have a first aid kit, the single best place to keep that would be either under your sink, or on top of your fridge.
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