Although especially essential for small homes, every type of household will be able to benefit from having an organised kitchen. But if you’re unsure about where to start, read on for some these easy tips.
Stash similar items together
Whether you’re an avid cook or only dabble in weekend cooking sessions, it’s inevitable that your kitchen will get stocked up with appliances big and small. As such, to keep from cluttering up your space, arrange your kitchenware by frequency of use. Items used on a daily basis should be kept on an easy-to-reach lower shelf, while less frequently used items should be kept either higher on the shelves or further in the back of cabinets.
Use an open shelving unit
Especially useful for kitchens with tight corners or narrow spaces, open shelving units are a great way to forge more kitchen storage solutions. But do note that there are a few tips to follow should you want to implement open shelving into your kitchen. Maintaining your walls and shelving in a neutral colour palette will help to create a bright and airy space, and using matching jars or baskets to hold your items is aesthetically pleasing and makes the space appear neat and tidy.
Adopt the Russian Nesting Doll approach
When it comes to pots and pans, store smaller items inside a bigger one to reduce the amount of space they take up. Meanwhile, attaching a magazine rack or a towel bar – either on the inside of a cupboard or the side of a kitchen island or cabinet – can help to keep pesky lids tidy and within a single place.
Use clear storage containers
Condiments, baking products, grains, snacks… these are staples that everyone would have in their kitchen. But leaving them in their original packaging can look untidy with their different shapes and sizes. Thus, one of the quickest and simplest ways to organise your kitchen is to transfer food items into matching clear storage containers. And even though you can see through the containers, labelling them will help you take the guesswork out of which container you want whenever the time calls for it.
Add a kitchen island
For kitchens with an island unit, don’t discount the precious real estate underneath! As kitchen islands are usually big and bulky, converting the area beneath the countertop into pull-out drawers, cabinets or open shelving can severely increase the number of storage units available in the space. Additionally, with utensils or tools stored within the island unit, your countertops will be kept relatively clear, in turn maintaining the kitchen’s neat and tidy appearance at the same time.