If you have been looking endlessly for the school lunch boxes, Tupperware lids, or keep buying more and more of the same ingredient because you can’t find the original, then it is time to get your kitchen organized. Contrary to what people think, you don’t need to have a huge space to have a kitchen that is also functional. It is all about how you use the space that you have that can make a difference.
Organizing things in a certain way can have a pretty big impact. You also don’t need to have a really large overhaul to get rid of clutter to become more organized. There are just a few tips and tricks that can make a difference to the space that you have. Then you can get organized and enjoy the space that you’re in.
3 tips for how to organize your kitchen
Pull and Purge
To start with, it is important to see all items in the kitchen and then start from a clean blank slate. Sop open up the cupboards and drawers and start to check exactly what you have, then you can go from there. Look at each item and think about how necessary it is. When did you last use it? Is it still in working condition or do you need to look for some Kelvinator spare parts to fix it? Do you like it? Can someone else make better use of it? This step in the process can be something that is really tricky, but think about the end goal.
In order to have a space that works functionally as a kitchen, then you need to have a clear space to do all that you need to. Once you have been able to go through all items, then you can rearrange the things that you want to keep, so that they are in a place where you want them. Then you can donate, recycle or throw away the things that you have decided that you no longer need.
Do a Deep Clean
As part of the organizing process, a deep clean is a must. When you’re looking through your cabinets and drawers, make sure that everything gets wiped down and disinfected. You’ll be surprised at just how much grime comes up, and it will give you a massive feeling of satisfaction when it is all done.
When you have the items that you are left with, it is time to think about where they should all belong. Just because some items have been in a certain place for a certain amount of time, doesn’t mean that it has to carry on being that way. Keep the items that you use a lot, and keep them at eye-level. Things that you might use less often, like a blender or a dehydrator, for example, can be stored more out of sight. If you find it harder to reach something, then you will be less likely to use it, so that is definitely something to bear in mind.
High use items like cereals and things that you need for lunches, for example, should be in places that are easy to access.
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