We live frenetic lives these days juggling different responsibilities. Finding time to organize things can be a challenge, especially when the kitchen size is rather small. But organize things we must — in the kitchen, in the bathroom, in the bedroom — to make our lives better.
If we have things properly organized in the small kitchen, we won’t need to waste time searching for things and we’ll be putting less stress on our short-term memory.
Let us look at a few essential small kitchen organizing tips that will keep things smooth when you are in the kitchen to prepare breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
If your family situation changes in a major way, then you might decide to go for a kitchen remodeling for which you will need to engage the services of kitchen remodeling professionals. You can contact kitchen remodeling professionals in your area for price estimates.
Hire a Professional Home Organizer
Organizing your kitchen can be tricky. A professional will take the decisions on your behalf apart from using professional expertise. You’ll get to avoid having to make unnecessary decisions and spend time on productive activities. If that’s your idea of how to go about things, then you might consider hiring a local professional home organizer to do the job. Make inquiries regarding costs and availability in your locality.
Create a System for Your Kitchen
If there are many members of your family who all use the kitchen, then the scope for clutter increases. Everyone in the family can get together and work out a plan on what goes where in terms of the kitchen cabinets, drawers, and pantries. Decide on what to do with leftover food that is put inside the refrigerator.
Kitchen Drawer Organizer
You likely have a variety of cooking utensils such as ladles, skimmers, spatulas, spoons, tongs, whisks, paring knives, garlic peelers, spice graters, sugar shakers, potato mashers, zesters, forks, injectors, meat grinders, sausage stuffers, tenderizers, can openers, jar openers, and more. This will depend on whether you are a health food aficionado or on some special diet regimen and whether there are kids in your home.
If you just toss your small kitchen items inside a big drawer, you will have difficulty finding them when you need them a few months later or when summer comes around and you want to prepare some cool fruit shakes or bring out your skillet and grill and try some grilled recipes.
This is where drawer organizers come in handy. Consider buying one of these or a slot organizer and divider. Be consistent in where you put your kitchen items. Once something becomes habitual, it will be a breeze to remember where a kitchen item is.
Kitchen Cabinet Organizer
With towels, foils, spices, pots, plates, pans and Tupperware, keeping things organized in your kitchen cabinets will keep things smoothly running in your kitchen. So, here are a few kitchen cabinet organizing ideas to lessen kitchen cabinet organizing complexities.
Installing spice racks, hooks, corkboards, towel holders are some of the simplest ways to organize your kitchen cabinets. You can win your battle with Tupperware by assigning a drawer or cabinet specifically for Tupperware. Or, you can use dividers inside cabinets to create partitions.
Pan dividers are mighty useful if you own more than a few pans. You can hang pots with screw hooks if you have more of those than pans. Other ideas include a freestanding cabinet/pantry if you have enough space.
Kitchen Sink Organization
Keeping your kitchen sink area well organized involves putting your pots, plates, pans and, other items in their places — inside particular cabinets where they belong — instead of having them lying around inside or near the kitchen sink.
If you keep your cleaning and storage supplies under the kitchen sink, then make sure you only have what you need. Get rid of the clutter that happens over time. You might want to use drying racks for your dishes inside the sink itself to keep your countertops from clutter.
Kitchen Wall Organization
You can use your kitchen walls efficiently to store your pots, pans and other daily use cooking utensils. It’s definitely worth considering the use of wall hanging spice racks to your spices within easy reach as you cook.
Pegboards are pretty useful to hang things within easy reach too so that you don’t have to reach inside drawers and cabinets to retrieve things.
Kitchen Pantry Organization
- Store like items on separate shelves
- It’s better to put cereals and other dry food items in clear containers
- Keep track of when a snacks packet was opened with a marker and use chip clips
With a well-organized kitchen, you can focus on what matters to you — whether your goal is to spend the least amount of time possible in the kitchen or whether it’s to learn and experiment with cooking.