The kitchen is often know as the heart of the home, but in most cases it can also become one of the most cluttered and disorganised spaces. From overflowing cupboards to messy countertops, a disorganised kitchen can make cooking and meal preparation a stressful experience. With a little planning and effort, there are ways to organise your kitchen. You can transform it into an organised and efficient space. No more are the days of buying extra utensils or ingredients because you cannot find what you already have!
Craig, principal professional organiser and the owner of A Tidy Mind London, has organised many kitchens and is the author of the below post.
Here are a few tips to get you started:
Start by letting go of any items that you no longer use or need. This includes outdated appliances, duplicate utensils, and expired food items. Be ruthless in your decluttering and only keep the items that you use on a regular basis. Do you really need a popcorn maker or pizza scissors?
Once you’ve decluttered your kitchen, group similar items together in your cupboards and drawers. This makes it easier to find what you need when you need it. For example, keep all your baking supplies in one cupboard and all your cooking utensils in another.
Drawer dividers are bliss:
Drawer dividers are a great way to keep utensils and small items organised and easy to find. There’s nothing more stressful than opening a drawer and having to dig through to find what you need.
Use your vertical space:
If you have limited counter or cupboard space, consider using vertical space to store items. Install shelves or hooks on your walls or use a hanging organiser to store pots, pans, and other kitchen items. Don’t forget about inside doors for pot lids, or hanging your kitchen towels.
Keep most used items in easy reach:
Store frequently used items, such as utensils and spices, within easy reach of your cooking area. This will save you time and energy when preparing meals. Use this mind set when organising other areas, what do you need within close proximity based on the kitchen activity.
Labeling your cupboards and drawers can make it easier to find what you need quickly. Although its not a necessity, it will help others in the home to keep things where they should be and be able to find what they need. Use labels that can easily removed and replaced.
Clean & Tidy as you go:
Finally, make a habit of cleaning & tidying up as you go. Wash dishes as you use them, put items away and wipe down counters and surfaces after each use. This will help prevent clutter and keep your kitchen looking organised and tidy.
Organizing your kitchen may seem overwhelming and take a lot of effort, but the benefits are really worth it. A well-organised kitchen can make cooking and meal preparation more enjoyable and less stressful, and can also save you time and money in the long run. By following these tips, you can create a functional and efficient kitchen that works for you and your family.
If you still feel like it is just too much to start, contact us and a member of our team will be happy to help and reset the space for you.
Do you have a whole house to organise? Don’t fear, start with our ‘declutter your home checklist‘.