Your kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home. It is also one of the most used rooms, so if you notice your cabinets are full of crumbs, the drawers are sticky, or you can’t find room for your everyday necessities because every cabinet is filled to the brim, it’s time to organize your kitchen. Here are four tips for organizing your kitchen.
Rent a Storage Unit
Renting a storage unit to store extra belongings in your kitchen is one of the best ways to clear space in your kitchen. If you only need to store a few items, you can rent a 5 by 5 feet storage unit. If you need more space, you can rent a 5 by 10 feet storage unit or bigger.
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Divide your kitchen into several efficient work zones according to how your space needs to function. Are your most frequently-used cooking utensils, pots and pans located conveniently near the stove? Are your baking supplies organized in a drawer or cabinet near your mixer? Do you keep coffee supplies handy near your coffeemaker? What do you store under your sink and could it be more effectively organized?
Choosing appropriate locations to store your kitchen items according to designated zones will make all the difference in your organization and efficiency while working in your kitchen.
Donate or Give Away
We all have kitchenware that we have received as gifts or that we have purchased a long time ago that we barely use. To declutter and organize your kitchen, it’s best to donate these kitchen items or give them away to those who may find them useful. Doing this will help you clear space in your kitchen while helping others!
Add More Storage Options in the Kitchen
If you feel like you don’t have enough drawer or cabinet space, one trick you can use is to add storage options on counters or wall spaces. For instance, instead of using an entire drawer for towels, you can use a wire basket next to the sink.
Moreover, you can use open shelves on your walls for storing dishes and other serveware. The key to open storage is to only keep out what is used regularly so it stays clean. For example, everyday dishes, hand towels and wood and metal utensils can be kept out in the open, freeing up drawer space while keeping your kitchen organized.