The kitchen is one of those areas in the home that has the potential of looking untidy and disorganized. You can have pots and pans sitting on the island, dishes and cutlery lying all across the counter, and items placed carelessly on top of one another in the cabinets. This lack of organization not only makes the kitchen look unsightly, but it can also cause accidents in the kitchen as it is easy for kitchenware to fall off the cabinets and counters. That's why you need to follow these organization tips to maintain a clean, tidy, and safe kitchen area for your home.
Get rid of unused items
Most homeowners love to hoard kitchen items. You buy a new hand whisk because your old one is damaged, yet you don't dispose of it. You have tens of spatulas and barely use a couple in your cooking. All these things take up valuable space in the kitchen and make it hard for you to tidy it up. So, why don't you start by weeding out all the items that are not used or are damaged? Anything that hasn't been used in the last few months is probably not needed in your kitchen. If you have items in pairs, give out some of them. With only the required things in the kitchen, it can be easier to organize the room.
Zone your items on the counter
One tip for keeping your kitchen counters looking visually appealing is creating zones for your things. For example, have an area for baking items, food prep items, plates and cutlery, cups and mugs, serving equipment, and appliances such as the coffee maker, blender, toaster, and others. This way, if you are baking, you won't go disarranging the plates section looking for your hand whisk. This also cuts down cooking time as you know where everything is and won't spend time pulling out all the drawers as you try to trace something.
Group items in the cabinets
Cabinets can get pretty disorderly if you are not careful. So, take the time to group like items together. For example, let the utensils that are used every day be in one cabinet, and do the same for everyday spices, knives, and silverware. Put the items that are rarely used in the topmost shelves. Let casserole dishes do in one cabinet and small appliances used in food preparation in another. When organizing the pantry, group your oils, spices, and vinegar in one area and dry goods and foods in another to avoid disorganizing the space every time.
Kitchen organization doesn't have to be a hard task, yet it can transform the space and increase visual appeal. Also, consider investing in tools such as drawer dividers, pot racks, vertical sorters, and helper shelved to aid in organization.