Simple Kitchen Organization
Written by Lee Wyatt (last updated December 30, 2021)
Have you ever noticed how quickly and easily the kitchen can become a disorganized mess? By taking a little time to conduct a little simple kitchen organization you can create a room that is both inviting and easy to use. It may surprise many people, but there are actually only a few steps or guidelines that you need to keep in mind to be able to create a little order in your kitchen. Best of all, you can begin using these steps today and see how quick and easy it is to get your kitchen under control.
- Get rid of the clutter. It may be open to debate, but this is perhaps the single largest and most time consuming step in organizing your kitchen. Simply put, you need to go through your entire kitchen and decide on what items you want to keep, and which ones you are willing to get rid of. You could do this all at one time, or you could spend a few minutes each day until you get it finished.
- Location is important. There is an old saying that says "Location is everything," and this is also very important in the kitchen. In the simplest terms, put the items that you use near to where you use them. For example, instead of having all your bowls located in the same place, place the mixing bowls near to where you do most of your cooking and baking.
- Focus on counter space. Most kitchens have a limited amount of counter space that you can work with. This means that you will need to maximize the amount of space that you do have. Use items and appliances that will leave space on the counter free, like those coffee makers, radios, and other items that attach to the cabinets. If you do have to keep items on your counters, only do so with those items that you absolutely need.
- Create drawer space. The limited amount of counter space usually means that there is also a limited amount of drawer space. With such limited space you pretty much have to make due with what you have. The best way to do this is by only storing what you actually use in the drawers, and placing the other items away and only bring them out when you really need it. In addition, by using items like drawer organizers, you can actually increase the effectiveness of your available space.
- Maximize cabinet space. Only keep things in your cabinet or pantry that you are actually using. In addition, periodically go through all of the food items that you keep in your cabinets and pantries and ensure that everything is still usable. If the best used by date has passed, or an expiration date has passed, then go ahead and toss the items out. When storing things in your cabinets, as much as possible store like items together.