18 Smart Organizing Ideas For Your Kitchen
18 Smart Organizing Ideas For Your Kitchen
Kitchens can be a daunting place. With so many bells and whistles in there, it's a room in the house that quickly becomes cluttered. And because it's arguably one of the more important rooms in the home, you should keep it as organized as you'd like. We've figured out some important tricks you should know about organizing the kitchen.
1. Organize Silverware In The Dishwasher
It's easy just to throw silverware around in the dishwasher but why not try organizing it? By placing spoons, forks, knives into designated pockets, unloading it won't be such a headache.
Buy a portable dishwasher here
2. Hook It Up!
Hooks will be your best friend. If space is limited or your landlord won't budge on adding more cabinets, hang your kitchen supplies. From pots and pans to spatulas, you have a lot to work with.
Buy some hooks here
3. Lazy Susan
A lazy Susan will be your best friend for kitchen storage. Use it to store multiple things, such as mugs with convenience. It'll help you layer multiple kitchen accessories.
Buy a lazy Susan here
4. Organize From The Inside Out
It's imperative to organize your drawers (mainly so you don't go crazy) in a way that makes sense. Drawer organizers are perfect for utensils but can be used to keep wrapping paper, plastic baggies, etc, in place.
Buy a drawer organizer here
5. Organize Your Pantry Like A Library
If you can't find the cumin, there's an easy solution. Organize your pantry with a system that works be it, color coordination, alphabetical or by ingredient. This way, you'll cook with efficiency and your cabinets won't look disorganized.
Buy a pantry organizer here
6. Use Reusable Containers For Fruits & Vegetables
Remove your fruit from pesky plastic containers into reusable glass cartons. Not only is it better for the environment but you've gotten rid of bulky containers that take up unnecessary space in the fridge or fruit bowl.
Buy a 'Farmer's Market' basket here
7. Invest In Things That Break Down
The ability to retract stools, stands, and much more will help free up counter space (or space in general) when organizing your kitchen.
Buy a cookbook stand here
8. Make Chalk Your Best Friend
Not only is blackboard paint a nice trend, it's easy. Simply buy or paint jars, baskets, or containers and use chalk to label. You don't have to commit and you can change up containers as you like.
Buy chalk paint here
9. Lists, Lists, Lists
If you plan out your meals, your life will be significantly more organized, and who doesn't love that? There are so many cute, easy, magnetic grocery list options, great for gifts too!
Buy a grocery list here
10. Use A Cake Stand For Your Go-To Materials
If you want to keep counter tops sparse, find a cake stand. Your essential items like olive oil, vinegar, salt & pepper, will have a nice home away from home on top of it.
Buy a cake stand here
11. Hide Your Appliances When You Can
There are so many appliances readily available to us. Microwaves, juicers, pressure cookers, the list goes on and on. But if you start racking up appliances, your kitchen might feel smaller. Hide them when you're not using them. Hide your toaster, hide your wife!
Buy a toaster here
12. Avoid Angry Pots & Pans
Organize your pots and pans with wooden pegs, that way you can avoid knocking them all around when you're looking for a small saucer. And your roommates will love you for it.
Buy stainless steel pans here
13. Keep Your Go-to Recipes Handy
You might have a lot of cookbooks laying around, but let's be honest, you probably only use a handful of them. With a recipe box you can keep all your favorite dishes organized in a clean and concise manner.
Buy a recipe box here
14. Keep It Nice Under The Sink
Keeping your cleaning supplies in order, under your sink is an easy feat. Find a bin and organize the Windex, Clorox, or whatever tickles your fancy, out of sight.
Buy cleaning supplies here
15. Tray Divider
If cabinet space is slim and you have more glassware than you'd like to admit, this little trick will come in handy. Simply, find a flat tray and layer cups, plates, glasses on top of it and voila, a makeshift shelf.
Buy a tray here
16. Double Use Storage
If you have a dumpling steamer or any other knick-knack you don't use all that often, it's the perfect place to store things. Containers, mason jars, and other goodies can make sense, times two!
Buy yourself some mason jars here
Use magnets everywhere! An easy trick? Put your spices in small containers with magnets on the back, that way you can display them anywhere.
Buy some magnets here
18. Girl, Put Your Wheels On
If you need to have a fully functioning kitchen, add some wheels to your furniture. A portable island, cart, or chopping block will allow you to free up space when needed.
Buy a kitchen cart here
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