Say Goodbye to Disorganized Kitchens
As the heart of the home, the kitchen can easily become one of the more cluttered rooms. Whether it’s an overabundance of appliances, cooking tools or dishes, it’s important to make sure you don’t inadvertently sabotage your organization efforts. Here are a few simple ways to reduce the clutter and make your kitchen user-friendly.
Put it Away
Be honest – when was the last time you used the popcorn maker you keep on the counter? Think carefully about which items you actually use and how often. If you haven’t used one of your small appliances in the past month, it probably doesn’t need to be a staple on your counter. Only give space to things you use on a daily or near-daily basis.
Take full advantage of all your cabinet storage. While upper cabinets can be a bit harder to reach, it’s the ideal place to store the fancy serving platter and dishware you only pull out once or twice a year when entertaining.
Map it Out
The biggest mistake is not arranging your kitchen for functionality. Walk through the steps you take to prepare a meal. If you have to go back and forth across the kitchen to gather everything, it’s time to reorganize.
Don’t limit yourself to drawers and cabinets as the only storage solution. Add hooks, a towel bar or a magnetic knife rack to your kitchen walls. Not only does it free up storage space, it’s easier to reach and adds interest to a blank wall.
Simple is Key
Organizing the kitchen doesn’t mean you need a hoard of baskets and organizers – those take up even more space. Take stock of what you plan to keep in each container and measure how much space you have. By doing this, you eliminate the overabundance of unnecessary bins.
These simple steps will make your kitchen easier to use, more functional and help you say goodbye to clutter!