Does your kitchen need some help? Tackle it with our Favorite Kitchen Organization Tips. You’ll love your organized, efficient space.
HOME ORGANIZATIONBefore we get started, let’s get you caught up if you are just joining us! You can find the past days of our 10 Day Organization Challenge by clicking on the links below and you can catch me sharing daily on my Instagram Stories here. If you have been following along…you made it! Keep going and organize one space at a time and before you know it you will be loving your organized home! Remember to maintain as you go! It just takes a few minutes a day!
- Paperwork: Day One
- Fridge: Day Two
- Craft Room: Day Three
- Laundry Room: Day Four
- Linen Closet: Day Five
- Pantry: Day Six
- Drawers: Day Seven
- Bathroom: Day Eight
- Kitchen Sink: Day Nine
KITCHEN ORGANIZATIONNeed some tips and tricks for organizing your kitchen areas? Here’s how you can maximize your storage space and keep your kitchen clutter-free. The kitchen is one of the most used spaces in our home. It tends to be the place where family and friends gather and enjoy cooking, eating and conversation. With all of this use, the kitchen can quickly become cluttered and disorganized.
1. Take stock and evaluateEmpty your cabinets and drawers one at a time so you can see everything at once. This allows you to wipe out the cupboard and start fresh. This will also allow you to evaluate what is in the cabinet, what needs to go and how you can organize it to be the most efficient for that space.
2. Pare downDiscard or donate duplicates, unused items or things that need to be replaced. Be really intentional with this. If you haven’t used it in a year, toss it. Do you need 5 spatulas? Keep your favorites and get rid of the extra clutter. Plastic storage container without a lid? Get rid of it. Once it’s gone you won’t miss it but will love the extra space.
3. Store holiday items elsewhereIf you have items that you use very rarely or they are seasonal, try storing in a separate area like a storage closet. This way, your kitchen will be filled with stuff you use year-round instead of cluttered by once-a-year kitchen tableware.
4. Group together similar itemsRound up all the items that are similar or that make sense to be grouped together. And store them together. How you want to do this will depend on your habits in the kitchen. Think of how you do things in your kitchen and organize according to that personal flow.
5. Tackle your plastic storage containersIt’s time to put an end to the inevitable avalanche of plastic containers. Store them nesting doll-style—with smaller containers and lids inside larger ones—or take a tip from your office and use a file rack to stand lids upright. You can also keep all your lids in a larger container to stack them up together in a nice manner so they can be found easily but aren’t floating around your cupboard. Get rid of Tupperware you don’t use or that doesn’t have a lid!
6. Go with the flowCreate a kitchen that works with you. How do you unload the dishwasher? Try to place the most commonly used items near the sink so the putting away is an easy flow. Organize your kitchen so that your spices are near the stove to grab easily if possible.
7. Use clear storage containersUse clear containers—so that you can see what is stored in them easily. This allows for things to be put away and found easily. The only exception to this rule for me would be if you purposely needed to hide something. I do this for the really mismatched items I want to hide away and store. If it makes it look less cluttered use a bin that can hide it!
8. Maximize your cupboard spaceMaximize your cabinets by using all of the space. Add risers to cupboards to add an extra tier for storing bakeware, and attach hooks to the inside of the door to hang measuring spoons and potholders. Consider hanging pots and pans on the ceiling or wall near your stove for a functional yet stylish way to make space.
9. Master those drawersBefore putting utensils away, use clear desk organizers to divide the drawer. If you create a space for each item, the chances of things staying organized increases greatly. Maintain by straightening things out everytime you put items away.
10. Stow Large AppliancesStore appliances in deep drawers or pull-out shelves to free up counter space. Clear counters free of clutter will give your kitchen an immediate feeling of cleanliness. Take apart tall appliances, like blenders, so they fit neatly in smaller spaces.
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