Your kitchen is the most used room in the house. You cook, have family meals, and entertain guests there. However, no matter what you do, the kitchen always seems full. There are dishes everywhere, food, detergents, and other things. To help you maintain a sense of order, here are a few tips you can use to keep it organized.
1. Use a Portable Rack
Have you ever gone to the kitchen to prepare a quick meal only to realize that you cannot find the cooking oil or your favorite spices? They just seem to be all over the place. To get rid of this problem, store these items in a portable rack that you can easily carry around. That way, when you want to cook, you can put the rack at the countertop and use the condiments.
2. Overhead Mug Shelf
Mugs take up a lot of cabinet space. If you want to make it easier to remove plates, you should hang the mugs. Just create an extra shelf with hooks and put them there.
3. Use Magnetic Strip
Your countertop can be overcrowded by the dish rack and knife block. Consider getting a magnetic strip for your knives. As long as it’s able to take the load, you can place it above the counter.
4. Use Stackable Drawers
You can purchase stackable drawers to organize your cereals in the cabinet.
5. Use a Roll-Up Rack
Use a roll-up rack instead of a crate rack for drying dishes. It takes up less space and doesn’t need to be at the counter all the time.
6. Use Magazine Organizers for Extra Storage
Fix magazine organizers on cabinet doors and use them as storage space for trash bags and foils.
7. Use Lid Organizers
Use a lid organizer to store all container lids in one place.
8. Use Hooks to Store Measuring Spoons
The kitchen drawer is where you store your spoons, butter knives, and measuring cups and spoons. Having all these items in a single space can create a lot of clutter. If you want to organize your kitchen, you can install hooks on the inside of your cabinet doors to hang the measuring spoons.
9. Hang Pots and Pans
Put your pots and pans on shelves and hooks for easy access.
10. Prioritize the Kitchen Island
Put everything that you need to prepare your favorite meal on the kitchen island. That way, you don’t have to take your eyes off the stove when adding ingredients.
11. Label Storage Containers
Label your storage containers so that you know what’s in each receptacle.
12. Use Wine Glass Holders
Due to their unique shape, wine glasses can be a nightmare when you have to arrange them with other glasses in the cabinet. They can take up a lot of space. Use a wine glass holder to bring order to those cabinets.
13. Use Wine Bottle Holders
The best way to enjoy your meal is to take it down with a glass of wine. It helps to improve digestion. Instead of putting bottles of your favorite wine in the cabinet, install wine holders under the counter to save on space, and make the kitchen more organized.
14. Use a Hanging Storage Unit
Instead of throwing your serving spoons and ladles in the drawer, why don’t you put them in a hanging utensil storage unit? This design allows you to use the wall space instead of the cabinets and drawers.
15. Use a Narrow Shelf Kitchen Cart
If you can’t find extra space to put the rest of your utensils, buy a narrow shelf kitchen cart for additional storage.
16. Use a Bottle Organizer
You can sort out all your water bottles using a bottle organizer.
17. Fasten the Kitchen Towels
Since your kitchen towels easily fall off when you hang them, use a piece of string to tie both ends together and stop it from plummeting.
18. Use Clear Glass Jars
When you buy grains from the grocery shop, store them in clear glass jars so that you can know where the beans and oats are without disorganizing the kitchen.
19. Get Extra Fridge Shelves
You can also purchase extra shelves for the fridge from the store. The shelves will help you add more things to the refrigerator and keep it organized.
20. Use Hanging Baskets
Consider getting hanging baskets for your fresh vegetables and fruits.
21. Pull-Out Chopping Board
Attach the chopping board to the drawer beneath the counter to save on space. That way, you can have a cooking book on the counter as you chop the ingredients.
22. Use Window Shelves
Install a plant shelf on the kitchen window. There are special perches that you can attach to the window without damaging it. You can use the shelf to store and grow fresh herbs for cooking. Being near the window helps the herbs get sufficient sunlight.
23. Use Coffee Pod Holders
If you love brewing fresh coffee, you can store your cup pods in easy-to-make holders.
24. DIY Mug Closet
Hang your favorite coffee cups in a mug closet. If the cabinet is large, you can install a long rod that runs across it. Then, insert hooks on that rod. The hooks can run along the length of the rod and hold as many cups as you have.
25. Use a Swing-Out Pantry
To help you find utensils easily, install a swing-out pantry shelf. You can build one yourself using online tutorials.
26. Improvise with a File Organizer
Use a file organizer to store the baking boards and pan lids.
27. Use a Hanging Holder
Use the hanging holder to store your paper towel. It’s easy to roll and cut the paper towel when you put it on a hanging holder.
28. Use an In-Wall Pantry
Make use of the kitchen wall by building an in-wall pantry as additional space.
29. Use Magnetic Shelves
Install additional magnetic shelves that you can attach to the door of your fridge. Use the extra space to store foods that should be cooked on that day.
30. Use Magnetic Spoons
Buy magnetic measuring spoons to keep them all in one place.
31. Use Decorative Jars
Another way to store your cooking spoons and ladles is to put them in decorative jars and then put those jars on a shelf for easy reach.
32. Separate the Children’s Utensils
If you have young children, have a cabinet set aside for all their utensils. This cabinet should be low enough for them to reach it.
33. Build Special Racks for all your Pots’ Lids
Since you can easily misplace lids, organize them on a rack.
34. Have an Under Sink Storage
Create an under sink storage for spray cleaners and other cleaning products.
35. Be Creative
To organize bottles in the fridge, store them in an old six-pack can holder. When you put things together, they are unlikely to fall when you open the door.
36. Use Plastic Organizers
Remove everything out of packaging boxes and put them in plastic organizers to save on storage space.
37. Hang Kitchen Gloves
Use binders and hooks to store kitchen gloves on the cabinet doors.
38. Smart Storage for Electrical Appliances
Hang mixer and blender attachments on the inside of cabinet doors.
39. Get Rid of Clutter
Throw away the menus and bags that come with takeaway food. These items can take so much of your storage space even though they don’t help you that much.
Use these simple hacks to get your kitchen in order and free up more room for you to move around. An organized kitchen will motivate you to cook more and avoid takeouts.