Let’s be honest; there’s a whole lot that goes on in the kitchen. From cooking up healthy meals to entertaining family and friends, to finishing afternoon homework assignments, the kitchen tends to be the heart of the home. But when that room starts to feel cluttered and disorganized, well, gathering as a family can seem a little chaotic – and cooking can be a lesson in futility. But you can get your kitchen back on track; we’ve got the top tips for the kitchen.
Strategize your cupboards
You may not be able to add more space to your cabinets, but you can make them function better by organizing them by use. Determine which items you use the most and organize them in the most convenient locations. For example, store everyday dinnerware within easy reach, and keep that food processor you use once a year in the back of a lower cabinet.
Install lazy susans
Sick of digging around your cupboards to find the cumin? A lazy susan can be the perfect way to make a cabinet more user-friendly. A rotating shelf is a perfect way to store spices, canned goods, and even small kitchen tools in order to prevent clutter.
Hang it up
Out of cabinet and drawer space? Hanging a few kitchen shelves is a useful and attractive way to store various items like aprons, cookbooks, and even ladles and other large utensils. Just make sure whatever you hang is hang-worthy!
Use shelf organizers
Cabinets and shelves can quickly turn into a huge waste of space if you don’t have objects that fit perfectly within them. Use shelf organizers to give you extra room. For instance, stackable dish stands can help you conveniently store various dishware without requiring you to unstack everything to find what you’re looking for.
Make it pretty
For smaller kitchens, sometimes it’s impossible to find a place to store everything. But when your kitchen dishes and tools are pretty, having them out on the counter won’t seem messy. Invest in beautiful pieces that you’ll enjoy – in and out of the cupboards.
Originally posted 2015-02-25 12:59:51.