The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of your home, and even if you’re not much of a cook, it’s still nice to be able to find things when you need them. If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen preparing and cooking meals, you’ll know how much more efficient you are when everything is in its place and you have plenty of bench space. A disorganised kitchen wastes time, frays tempers, and makes it easier for grime and grease to build up in places you might not think to clean.
Do You Really Need That?
Many kitchens have a lot of ‘stuff’ that doesn’t have a use, or doesn’t get used. We all collect those ‘time-saving’ kitchen gadgets that we use a couple of times then push to the back of the cupboard, or worse, a shelf or counter top. Go through your kitchen and remove everything that doesn’t have a purpose or that you don’t use anymore.
The Most Used Things
Make a quick list of all the things you use on a daily basis and then work back to things you rarely use. Now you can store those items you hardly use at the back of the cupboards or in the higher cupboards that are out of reach. You could also store the things you use together. Instead of storing all your utensils in one place, all your cups in one place etc., think about storing your coffee, sugar and cups in one place. Or perhaps store your breakfast things together to save time on week day mornings, and store them close to where you do the preparation.
Benches and Counter Tops
A clean, clutter-free work bench or counter top is a real joy in the kitchen. We tend to store things on the bench tops because we use them a lot, or we’re too busy, or lazy, to put them back in their proper place. All that clutter is less than inspiring and makes more work when cleaning. Dust, grease and grime collects on everything and your preparation area gets smaller and smaller. Put things away and use vertical spaces to store things like knives and often-used utensils.
The Unseen Areas
Just because you can’t see inside your cupboards, pantry, fridge and drawers doesn’t mean you can just throw everything in there. Devise a way to organise them, and stick with it. Whatever system works best for you, it doesn’t matter as long as you can easily find everything and there’s enough room to put things away.
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