Kitchen Storage Ideas

by Karen Bates
(last updated June 20, 2017)

Do you ever feel like you have a difficult time finding what you need when you need it in your home? Maybe you have so many things stored here and there that you don't know the first place to try looking, or maybe things are just so disorganized that items seem impossible to locate. This is a common problem in many homes.

The kitchen is one room in your home where you may be plagued with disorganization. It is easy to stack and store items randomly in the kitchen and lose track of them later on when you need them. This can be a big problem, especially if you are in the middle of cooking a recipe and realize you don't know where to find something you need.

You don't have to live with a disorganized kitchen, however, and the good news is that it isn't too tough to achieve order in this area. Consider some of these ideas when you start thinking about organizing your kitchen:

  • Assign each cupboard or shelf to hold a certain type of item. For example, you could keep canned foods on one shelf and cookbooks on another. Put similar pots or pans together in a drawer or cupboard so you will know exactly where to look for them when you need to use them.
  • When organizing the food in your pantry, put different kinds of foods together. Place breakfast cereal in one area of the pantry, canned goods in another, and so on. Use bins, shelves, and dividers as needed to separate items. Before you start organizing, though, you should check all of your food products and throw out anything that's expired and taking up space.
  • Organize your drawers with dividers and containers for objects. You can get organizers for your silverware as well as other things you might need to keep in your drawers. By using these organizers, you will have a much easier time finding the things you need right away.
  • If you are lacking space in your kitchen drawers and cabinets, try putting large utensils in decorative containers on your counter. You can also use canisters to store things like flour, sugar, and grains, and in some cases you can find ones that will stack and conserve space.
  • Put items used most often in a more accessible place. If your favorite dishes are on the top shelf of your cabinet, it will become quite annoying to reach for them each time you need them. Keep such items on a lower shelf.

Always put things away in their proper places after use so that you can continue your organization habit.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

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