The Ultimate Guide to Organising Your Kitchen
When we were growing up, no doubt many of us were told that a tidy bedroom equals a tidy mind. Although those days of being nagged by our parents to clear up our rooms have long since passed, there is no disputing that there is truth in that particular statement.
With the stresses and pressures of life to content with, it doesn’t take much for our homes to become cluttered and disorganised, but getting on top of this can help you feel calmer and more in control. Kitchens in particular can be a hotspot for domestic chaos: school bags and lunch boxes are thrown on the sides, letters are piled on top of worksurfaces and saucepans are precariously stacked in cupboards in the dishwasher-emptying rush. A well-organised kitchen is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also crucial for efficient meal preparation and a stress-free cooking experience. With the right approach and a few clever storage solutions, you can transform your kitchen into a functional and tidy space. In this blog, we’ll explore practical tips and ideas to help you organise your kitchen.
Declutter and Evaluate:
Before diving into organising your kitchen, take the time to declutter and evaluate your existing items. Dispose of any expired food, broken appliances, or duplicate utensils. Assess which items you truly need and use regularly, and consider donating or selling the rest.
Categorise and Group:
Grouping similar items together is essential for efficient kitchen organisation. We talk a great deal about zoning larger kitchens and the same logic should be applied when deciding what to store where. Create designated zones for different categories, such as baking supplies, cooking utensils, and tableware. By doing so, you’ll know exactly where to find what you need and be able to maximise your storage space.
Optimise Cabinet and Larder Space:
Kitchen larders or pantries are one of the most sought-after features when designing a new kitchen, however when it comes to using them, many of us don’t utilise the space as well as we could. When you’re working with your kitchen designer, think about installing adjustable shelving or wire racks to increase vertical storage capacity. If you’ve already got a larder in place that you’re not making the most of, try adding stacking shelves or pull-out baskets for easy access to items at the back of deep cabinets. Investing in clear containers to store dry goods and labelling them for quick identification is another really great way of making your pantry a storage dream.
Efficient Drawer Organisation:
Drawers are an integral part of any kitchen and can quickly become a jumbled mess without proper organisation. If you’re planning a new kitchen with Kitchenroom, we’ll make sure to include drawer dividers to help you separate and categorise utensils, gadgets, and tools. If you don’t already have these in place you could consider using expandable drawer organisers to accommodate varying sizes of cutlery and kitchenware.
Smart Storage Solutions:
You don’t need to have a great big kitchen to be able to organise things effectively. In fact, in kitchens with limited space it is even more crucial to plan and arrange the space well. You can get really creative with your storage solutions. Here are a few ideas:
- Install wall-mounted racks or hooks for pots, pans, and cooking utensils.
- Utilise the insides of cabinet doors to hang measuring spoons, oven gloves, or spice racks.
- Consider using vertical storage solutions, such as magnetic knife strips or hanging baskets.
- Use stackable containers for efficient storage of food items in the fridge or freezer.
- Hang a pegboard on an empty wall to hang frequently used tools or mugs.
Utilise Wasted Space:
Don’t overlook wasted space in your kitchen. Make use of empty corners by installing corner shelves or (our personal favourite) a Le Mans corner unit. The space under the sink is often a tricky one to use well, so try adding a tension rod under the sink to hang cleaning supplies from. Similarly, you could use the space above cabinets for displaying decorative items or storing infrequently used appliances. There are often lots of untapped storage areas in your kitchen if you just look at things a little differently.
Label and Maintain:
To maintain an organised kitchen, labelling is key. Label containers, spice jars, and even shelves to ensure everything returns to its designated spot. Regularly clean and declutter your kitchen to prevent clutter from accumulating. It’s far easier to keep on top of things little and often than it is to do great big sorting-out sessions.
An organised kitchen is not only visually pleasing but also makes it a much more enjoyable space to be in when cooking or entertaining. By implementing these tips and utilising clever storage solutions, you can transform your kitchen into a functional and tidy space. Remember, finding a system that works for you and your kitchen layout is essential. Happy organising!
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