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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Keep Your Kitchen Organized: Space-Saving Tips

Your kitchen is often one of the most utilized and popular rooms in the house. From breakfast until dessert, it becomes a space to prepare meals, cook, and have conversations. It can be the centerpiece of your whole house, fueling great food and good company. This can make keeping your kitchen organized a hard task to accomplish. However, having an organized kitchen will make prepping, making meals, and even cleaning up more fun by having a set place for everything. Use these space-saving tips to keep your kitchen clean, organized, and ready to cook up lasting memories and tasty traditions.


Keep Your Cabinets Clean

An easy way to begin saving space is to rearrange your cabinets to maximize their use. Begin by placing the dishes you use most on the bottom shelves so it’s more convenient. This will also help you during clean up, as you won’t have to reach up high for the dishes you use daily. Most cabinets also give you the ability to adjust shelving heights. Take advantage of this if you have bulky bowls or dishes that need more room. Rearrange your dishes and cabinet space in order to get maximum use and organization.


Utilize Utensil Organizers

If finding a utensil is harder than using it to make the meal, it’s probably time to organize your utensil drawer. Use a utensil organizer to keep everything in its place. Drawer organizers, or cutlery trays, are available at most home and department stores. They are reasonably priced, easy to clean, and made to fit basic dimensions of kitchen drawers. It’s also a helpful tip to keep your utensil drawer close to the dishwasher or sink. This helpful trick will make unloading the dishwasher a breeze. Don’t walk all around the kitchen to organize your clean utensils, simply reach over to a nearby drawer and put everything in its place. Organizing utensils will likely free up space and knowing where everything is located will make your cooking and cleaning more enjoyable.


Hang Handles

An easy way to get big pots and pans out of your way is to hang them by their handles. A hanging pot rack above the kitchen stove or island is a great organization tool. Thinking vertically will save you tons of space, especially in the kitchen. Hang all your pots and pans to easily create more drawer and cabinet space. Get the bulky items hung up by their handles and you’ll be on your way to saving valuable kitchen space.


Store Snacks Smartly  

Keeping your pantry organized might seem like an unachievable chore. It doesn’t have to be impossible to stay organized if you have a system to keep things in their proper place. A great storage option for snacks and chips is to get large see-through, pull-out baskets or plastic containers. It makes items simple to put away and easy to see what’s inside. You can even add a label to the front of the bins to know which is the bread basket or school snacks. Having storage and organization bins in your pantry are a great way to create space for everything and makes it easier to know where items are.


Your kitchen is a fun and social room in the house. It’s also the place that can get the messiest with cooking, meal time, and spills being a common occurrence. It doesn’t take years to implement these few strategies to help keep your kitchen clean. Adding organization to your kitchen will make it much easier to entertain with ease. Love every meal you make, without worrying about a messy kitchen.

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