The kitchen is the one area of the home where your family gathers together most often and you actively spend the most time. It is the room in your home that gets the most use, takes the biggest beating and gets messed up the fastest. Keeping it organized as you and your family members cook and prepare meals is a challenge. Having a completely organized kitchen definitely makes your life much easier. With complete kitchen organization in every space, cooking and cleaning are a breeze. Here are 7 tips to get you started.
1. Declutter cabinets and drawers
Go through cabinets and drawers and pull out everything. It’s time to toss any food items that are old or expired. Check your spices and canned food as these items expire and can go stale. Next, look at all your dishes, utensils, appliances and cooking items. Donate or throw away any infrequently used, duplicate or broken items. Don’t hold back—if you can’t remember the last time you used a particular item, you probably don’t need it. Get rid of unnecessary things in your kitchen because that will create more space.
2. Clear out unused cookbooks
Do you own cookbooks you never actually use? These can take up loads of space and most people only use a couple recipes in each book. Consider instead uploading your favorite recipes to a digital cookbook app or website.
3. Keep similar items together
As you pull out everything, organize like items together. For instance, all baking dishes in one pile, small kitchen electric items in another with holiday or seasonal dishes and pieces in another. Keeping your kitchen organization grouped by type will help you and those visiting more simply find their way around.
4. Time to organize
Once you have grouped your kitchen items, it’s time to carefully select where and how you will place them. Often, people like to put pots and pans as well as cooking supplies close to the stove so they are readily accessible when meal prepping. Keeping dishes and utensils in drawers and cupboards close to the dishwasher helps putting away dishes a snap. Cups and glassware are best close to the sink or refrigerator. The flow of your kitchen assists in moving easily with your daily kitchen needs.
5. Organize food with clear containers and bins
When it comes to the pantry and the cabinets, food organization will help your cabinets and shelves look appealing to the eye. Swapping out bags of food and instead using clear storage containers not only keeps things clean but makes it look attractive. Think how nice it will look by stacking clear containers of pasta, flours and grains in your pantry. You can also get rid of the many boxes of snacks and instead store them together in baskets.
6. Use drawer dividers, lazy susans and organizers
In the realm of kitchen organization, there are many tools you can purchase to make your cabinets and pantry look like a dream. Drawer dividers separate utensils into nice, neat categories. Lazy susans are perfect for helping you grab what you need without rummaging through layers of items. Want more? Just searching “kitchen organizers” online will bring up thousands of products you can use to turn your cabinets, drawers and pantries into a picture perfect vision.
7. Clean out the refrigerator
This is a task that cannot be done just once. It needs to be attended too often or it starts growing things…literally. By pulling out all food items and scrubbing the shelves and drawers, it not only helps you declutter unused or old condiments, leftover and produce, but makes it smell pleasant. Once you put everything back, only keep what you will use again.
Top it off with new countertops
Once your kitchen is perfectly organized, why not upgrade to beautiful new stone, marble or granite countertops? In your day-to-day duties in the kitchen, it is so helpful to have durable countertops to assist in your needs. Arch City Granite has the most comprehensive and quality selection of quartz, marble, soapstone and granite countertops around. When it’s time to give your kitchen a facelift, we are here to help! Stop by today to complete the look of your organized kitchen with beautiful, new countertops.