Keeping Your Kitchen Gadgets Organized

by Nilsa Cleland
(last updated July 14, 2015)

Keeping your kitchen gadgets organized can be summed up in two words. Time saver! Keeping organized kitchen gadgets can be your best assistant in the kitchen. Time lost searching for misplaced items can become a thing of the past with an organized kitchen gadgets system.

  • Drawers. How many kitchen drawers do you have near your cooking areas? Do you have your cutting boards next to your kitchen knives? Do you have your kitchen scissors next to your sink area? Placing cooking spoons and spatulas near the stove is a convenient way to organize your cooking utensils. Whatever areas you use most, those areas should make sense to your cooking style.
  • Localize. Keep a drawer for maintaining kitchen gadgets you use often. For example, if you enjoy using fresh produce for creating your menu masterpieces, keep garlic, lemon and lime presses inside your frequently used kitchen gadgets drawer. Frequently used egg slicer, wire whisks, and portable can openers can be kept in your frequently used drawer. You may find you need more than one frequently used drawer. If that is the case, put like items together in each drawer. Putting portable can openers with bottle openers can make it simpler to pick out the correct opening gadget.
  • Organizers. Flat organizers will be useful in shorter drawers. A variety of organizers can be found to accommodate your kitchen gadgets. Do you have others that live in your home that seem to mess up your organized kitchen drawers? Label your organizer with a permanent magic marker with the name of the items in each slot. It may take some time in the beginning, but everyone will catch onto your organizing system quicker than you think, making kitchen cleanup easier.
  • Homemade organizers. Do not discard your smaller food bottles. Short bottles can be very useful for storing corncob holders, small bottle openers, and any other small items that get lost in your kitchen drawers.
  • Baking items. Place baking items in a different drawer or location. Keeping rollers, cookie cutters, and measuring spoons together will make baking time fun. Have an extra set of measuring spoons? Keep the second set of spoons in a different drawer that will keep it convenient to find and use.
  • Imagination. Small stand-up shelves can be placed on kitchen counters to hold your gadgets. Crystal, plastic, or metal candleholders are excellent gadget holders. Allow your imagination to flow. Useful storage items can be used for your valuable kitchen gadgets.

Looking at your kitchen with organization at the forefront will allow you to think of new areas for storing your kitchen gadgets. Ever think of nailing your can opener to the underside of your cabinet? Thinking upward or downward will allow you to keep your kitchen gadgets organized in areas you do not use while in your kitchen.

Author Bio

Nilsa Cleland

Nilsa is currently working on her first novel. She is author of numerous newspaper and magazine articles, and poems of which one has been published in a book of poetry. She and her husband reside in the foothills of one of Colorado's most beautiful mountains. ...

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