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We often face problems in our kitchen such as space problems, the problem of keeping things organized, keeping the kitchen clutter-free, maintaining its look, and so on. This happens because either do we have a lot of stuff supposed to be kept in the kitchen or the kitchen is small with less storage space. The reason can be any. But the outcome is one- the kitchen looks messy due to lack of organization.
So is there anything that you can do to solve this problem? The answer is a big YES. You can increase the storage space and keep things organized even if your kitchen is small or you have a lot of stuff to be managed in your kitchen.
Here are some of the tricks you should try to make your kitchen spacious, more organized, and keep things in place. Let me know what do you think about them in the comments section below.
- How to Super Organize Your Kitchen
- 1. Mount Shelves
- 2. Cabinets Near the Ceiling
- 3. Introduce Your Kitchen to a Spice Rack
- 4. Under-the-sink Cabinets
- 5. Utilize the Cabinet Doors
- 6. Hanging Baskets
- 7. Categorizing the Cabinets
- 8. Proper Cleaning Schedule
- 9. One out for One in Method
- 10. Buying What You Need
- 11. Keeping the Counters Empty
- 12. Divide and Rule
- 13. Magnetic Knife Holder
How to Super Organize Your Kitchen
1. Mount Shelves
Attach wall-mounted shelves to organize things that are needed every day such as crockery, glasses, cups, etc. Such shelves are easy to reach and convenient too. Mounting the shelves on the wall utilizes the existing space. Modern shelves also add to the aesthetics of the kitchen.
2. Cabinets Near the Ceiling
Installing cabinets near the ceiling adds up to a great extent to the storage space. Just get cabinets on two walls of the kitchen and you will have the space to keep lots of kitchen stuff.
These cabinets will be difficult to access daily. You need to place a stool, then climb on it, and then take out the required thing. Thus, it is more advisable to store stuff that you need less frequently in these cabinets.
By doing this, you will have only those things in front of your eyes which are required the most and also keep the kitchen cabinets organized. This will help greatly in managing space and keeping the kitchen clutter-free.
3. Introduce Your Kitchen to a Spice Rack
A spice rack is a good fit for keeping spices. You can hang it on the wall so that it looks organized. Get a spice rack and put your spice jars in it. Not only you will have easy access to spices required daily but also space, where you used to keep them (probably in a cupboard), will be free to use for other purposes.
Adding a spice rack is easy and it will look beautiful in the kitchen.
4. Under-the-sink Cabinets
Spaces under the sink are generally much messier as compared to the rest of the kitchen. Make way for drawers or cabinets under the sink to store the cleaning kit and other cleaning supplies. These drawers or cabinets add up to the space allowing you to store more goods and use the space in the best manner.
5. Utilize the Cabinet Doors
Have you attached or hung anything using the cabinet doors? If not then you are wasting this useful space.
You can hang cooking tools such as spatulas, spoons, ladles, etc. on the inside of the doors. You just need to stick over-the-cabinet door organizers on the inside of the door and then hang whatever you want to. This is all of the work you have to do and in return, you get the best space for your kitchen tools which can be easily hung.
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6. Hanging Baskets
Hanging up the wire baskets on the wall saves space on the kitchen countertop. You can use it for keeping fruits, vegetables, or any other kitchenware you think might fit in. Also, the hanging basket is a different storage idea which you will not find in every other house.
So who knows, even your guests might be impressed with this storage tip. These baskets also add a farmhouse decor element to your kitchen. Want to buy one? Get it here.
7. Categorizing the Cabinets
Categorizing the cabinets by keeping similar items together is a good way of keeping things organized and also remembering the place where you kept particular kitchenware.
You would also love these pantry organization hacks for an organized pantry.
8. Proper Cleaning Schedule
One of the reasons for our kitchen to look unorganized and messy is that we don’t clean it often and properly. We allow the small messes to accumulate which then slowly turns into a bigger mess.
Wipe down and clean all surfaces daily after preparing meals. Make a habit of keeping things in place after you use them.
Deep cleaning your kitchen should be done at least once in 4 months.
Quick tip: For some amazing cleaning hacks, you can check out our cleaning tips section.
9. One out for One in Method
Normally, we just keep on accumulating things. Whenever I buy something for my kitchen, I try to adjust it in the space available in the kitchen. This phenomenon continues and there comes a time when space grows lesser and the kitchen looks messy.
To solve this, every time I introduce a new product, utensil, or any other thing to my kitchen, I eliminate one old product, utensil, or any other thing which is not needed much or is just using up the kitchen space.
Doing this keeps the total space utilized by kitchen accessories constant. Having limited stuff in your kitchen will help you better in keeping things organized.
10. Buying What You Need
If you are yet to buy appliances and accessories for your kitchen, make a shopping list of things that you need. If you feel that a particular thing might be useful for you someday, then don’t buy it.
You don’t know if that thing will prove useful for you or not. I have ended up buying things that I think never came into my use. Their only purpose is to use my kitchen space and increase my cleaning tasks as all kitchen appliances need cleaning.
11. Keeping the Counters Empty
Don’t store appliances on the counters. Find a better place for them and store them in that place every time after use. Arrange the utensils and dishes in cupboards and drawers. Only keep some of the absolute necessities on the counter.
A clean, cleared and empty counter makes the kitchen look much better.
12. Divide and Rule
You can make zones for all the items you use regularly using cabinet dividers. You can make zones such as a spices zone, coffee zone (where you can keep materials required for making coffee), frying zone, baking zone, etc. It’s totally up to you that on what basis you will make zones.
Make your frequently needed zone near your cooking space so that you can reach out to it within seconds. This is a perfect way to keep things organized using cabinet dividers.
13. Magnetic Knife Holder
Use a magnetic knife holder to keep all the kitchen tools (knives, scissors, etc.) at an arm’s reach and also keep them organized in one place. It’s the same as the magnetic toolbar you use to keep your tools organized in the garage. No more digging through a drawer to find what you need!
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