8 Great Kitchen Organization Tips and Tricks
You might be a guru in the kitchen, but that could also mean that your ingenuity might leave you a little scatter-brained. Though your cooking skills might supersede most when it comes to putting together dinner in record time on a restaurant quality level, there could be a few seconds shaved off your time if you knew how to get to your whisk within moments that you need it.
When it comes to finding specific tools that you need while you are cooking, or if you are working in a smaller kitchen and need to utilise the space in the best way possible, there are a few tips and tricks to get your kitchen organization skills up to par and help you navigate through your own kitchen easier.
1.Ready for Leftovers.
If you are on after dinner duty and need to store leftovers, it will be a lot easier if the tools needed to do so were placed all in the same area. Place aluminium foil, reusable containers like Tupperware, or saran wrap all in the same cabinet or Lazy Susan storage. This will make it easier to find what you need when you need it.
2. Make dishwashing less exhausting.
This can also be a great tip for those clumsier people who have been known to easily break a few plates every now and then. If you place dishes and glasses that you use on a regular basis closer to the table or to the dishwasher (or sink—dishwashing area) you will have less opportunity to drop something. Also, all the bending over, reaching and walking can get pretty exhausting.
3. Do alphabetical order.
Spices and oils shouldn’t be organised according to their names or sizes. Though this might look appealing and create a more aesthetically pleasing kitchen area, it is not a great idea when trying for convenience. Place the seasonings and the oils that you or your family uses the most at the front and the less used and more extravagant ones in the back.
4. Convenient Cookware.
If you are racing the clock of a preheating oven or if you just turned on the stove and want to get that pan on to slow cook something, you need to be able to reach your pots and pans as fast as possible. If you store them in the cabinets or pantries that are closest to the stove, then you will have an easier and quicker access to them.
5. Baking sheet bookshelves.
Instead of just stacking your various sized and type bake sheets, invest in standing dividers to best organise them all. Since some sheets are wide as they are long, the space really won`t have that much of a difference. You can also find these dividers for pots and pans if possible, plates and bowls are also easy to locate and file through if you have the space to place them like this.
6. If you are working with a high cabinet.
Height-challenged shorties like me sometimes have more trouble reaching that top shelf. Use that place to store your fancy cookware and dishes for special occasions and guests. Though they might get dusty, they will be far out of your way and you will find that you will be less and less likely to reach for that step stool or be perched on your counter reaching for your pans.
7. Defy gravity.
Use both the bottom and tops of your cabinets and drawers. There are so many different style hanging racks that can be used for wineglasses or mugs. This will utilise the tops of the cabinet space and leave a lot more space on the bottom to store flatter or shorter items like plates or small bowls.
8. Use organizers inside of organizers.
There might only be so much cabinet or pantry space, but to use what you have to the best of your abilities, you can be clever with what you do with it. You can take baskets, bins, jars or other fancy Pinterest-inspired ideas to store your food, in the same place based on types of food. You can also go so far as to using labels as well, especially if you are using baskets that are too deep and cover whatever is inside.
There are so many different ways that you can get to kitchen organization , its appliances and the different tools and ingredients you need to get cooking and baking. Above are some under budget ideas that are easy to execute, and will make you wish that you had thought of them earlier.
Organising kitchen space, where you can find yourself every single day is not only great for visual appearance, it also makes your life and cooking or baking experience a lot less time consuming and a lot more fun and stress-free.