Keeping your kitchen organized is very important. Especially if you have a lot of family members and cook every day. Also, the kitchen is in a way a room that connects people. Here are some of the tips and tricks to help you with keeping your kitchen organized.
Organize your kitchen – where to start
First things first – you should start with cleaning. Make sure to clean everything. Floors, countertops, kitchen cabinets, and one last thing – your refrigerator. Make sure to get rid of the leftovers you totally forgot about and food that has an expired date.
Are you even aware of all of the items you have in your kitchen? Make sure to get rid of the items you no longer use or need. You can always gift them or donate them. This is a crucial step because this will leave you more kitchen space and you can use it wisely.
Create zones based on what your activity is
Now, this entirely depends on the size of your kitchen. However, there some zones that every kitchen should have:
- Prepping zone – a space you will use to prepare your dishes. This is the place where you can sort your ingredients and place your measuring cups, knives, cutting board, and other related items.
- Cooking Zone – You’ll likely establish this area around your stove. Keep your cooking utensils and your oven mittens closely.
- Coffee or Tea zone – a place for your coffee or teapot. You can also put your coffee and tea nearby. In case you have a coffee maker, you’ll need a bit more space. Make sure to establish this zone at easy to reach location because, let’s face it, we are all addicted to coffee.
Group similar kitchen items together
Kitchen items that include dinnerware, plates, bowls, mugs, glasses and storage containers should be grouped together or at least close by. Storing them at the same spot will make it easier for you to find and grab what you need. After you finish sorting your items into similar groups, check that you don’t have too many of one of the items. In case you do, maybe this would be a good time to get rid of them.
Decorate your kitchen
As we mentioned before, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house. Therefore, besides making it organized, you should also decorate it! Make it functional and pretty. You can always add some plants, or use some of the dishes on the top counter as a decoration.
Keep up it organised
Now that you finally have it clean and organized, it’s also very important to keep it that way. We suggest creating some kind of a schedule for chores – especially if you have more family members you can divide it among yourselves. Make sure to clean after yourself right after you finish your meal and do not wait for dishes to pile up to start washing them.