No doubt, kitchen is the most crucial part of your home. However, an unorganized kitchen can prevent you from getting the most out of it. In easy words, cooking may not seem that interesting. And when cooking is not done right, no magical wand can ever turn that food delicious.
So, the equation is simple. To be able to cook delicious food, you need to have a well-organized kitchen. If you have one already, that’s awesome. But, if you don’t, get started right away. Here are a few effective tips that can help you keep your kitchen organized.
Open up the fridge and pull out everything that’s in it. Check out the expiration date. If expired, the items go straight into the trash bin. Once done with the fridge, reach out to the kitchen cabinet. You are sure to find a few empty boxes lying in there. Get rid of them all. In the end, you are left with a good amount of space in the fridge and the cabinet.
The oven, dishwasher, coffee maker and the toaster, you have them all set up in the right place. But do you use them on a regular basis. If not, you might want to consider giving away the rarely used item to a non-profit organization working towards the betterment of the needy.
It makes sense having a bin for plastic bottles and cans right next to the one meant for everyday trash. This makes the recycling process highly efficient.
Keep frequently used utensils within your reach. However, the ones that you happen to use just a couple of times in a year can be kept in a place away from your kitchen. For instance, you might not use the mini barbeque grill every day. So, why not look out for another place for it? You can always get it back when you need it.
You may already be having a well organized shelf with all items rightly grouped. If not, do it right away. It can help you make some extra space on the shelf. Place heavy objects in the bottom shelves, while the lighter ones can be placed at the top.
At times, having too many things in your kitchen can make you wonder what’s where. You spend hours searching for a specific item and you still don’t find it. To avoid such a situation, why not label every spot in your kitchen? The labels will also help children locate the desired item with ease.
It’s not always easy to organize a kitchen especially when you are on your own. In such cases you can always approach an expert interior designer for the right assistance. They are professionals capable of offering you the most appropriate solution when it comes to organizing a kitchen. No doubt, hiring an experienced interior designer might seem a bit expensive, but you are sure to be satisfied with the results.
By now, you have a kitchen that’s worth a million dollars. Will all things put in place, there is nothing stopping you from preparing your most favourite recipe without worrying about what’s lying where.
And yes. Don’t forget to exhibit your brand new kitchen to your neighbours. A good neighbour will surely pour out a few compliments while a “not so good neighbour” might just walk away saying “how on earth did she do it?” When you hear that, you know you got it all right. Good job!