The kitchen is one of the hardest rooms in the house to keep organized, perhaps because many of its contents are constantly changing.
As soon as you think you have everything organized, it’s grocery day again, and somehow, there’s just not enough space for everything! However, a few must-have kitchen storage solutions can help improve the organization of your kitchen and allow you to spend more time doing the things you really love to do.
Lazy Susan pantry organization can make it much easier to store your canned and dry goods–and to access the ones that you need when you need them. By providing yourself with a rotating cabinet, you don’t have to worry about whether or not you’re keeping your most-used good items at the front. Instead, you simply spin the rack to gain access to what you need. No more digging through a cabinet, sure that you had one more can of pasta sauce tucked in the back, either; instead, you can see everything in your cabinet in just a couple of moments.
While you’re organizing your pantry, think about a rack on the back of the pantry door to hold plastic wrap, aluminum foil, and storage bags to give them a place that doesn’t take up any more space in your kitchen. Or, turn the back of that door into a chalkboard or white board to help you keep track of your grocery list, meal plan, or other important kitchen information.
Pull-out racks for pots and pans streamlines the process of finding just what pot you need and makes cleanup a snap. Instead of trying to stack your pots and pans just right (only to discover that you haven’t really stacked them right at all when you try to pull one out and the entire stack comes tumbling down), you’ll have an easily-accessible rack with a designated spot for each of your pots and pans.
Your cookbooks need a home of their own where they will be safe from humidity from the fridge or potential grease splatters from the stove. Have an easily-accessible shelf for them so that you can grab one whenever you need to double-check a recipe…and to make them easier to put away when you’re done.
Consider a magnetic strip for storing your knifes. This will help them keep the best edge possible while still keeping them out of the way–and out of the reach of little grasping fingers.
Shallow pull-out drawers in your spice cabinet can help make it easier to organize and easily access the spices that you need. Instead of needing to pull everything out to find that one spice that you only use a couple of times a month, you can pull out the drawer, take a quick look, and slide it right back in again.
Once you have everything organized, you can enjoy your kitchen again. It goes from being an unmanageable chore to something fun–and you can start to enjoy this space in ways you never thought possible. It’s often said that the kitchen is the heart of a home. Is yours as functional as you need it to be? Contact us to discover how we can help you turn your kitchen storage around.