Whether you’ve just moved into your new home or you’ve been there for years, chances are you could benefit from some updated kitchen organization. As one of the most used spaces in the house, it’s not always easy to keep things in order and clutter-free. Not to mention, you probably also want to keep many items easily accessible.
5 Kitchen Organization Tips
So, how do you make the most of your space and set your kitchen up for success? We’ve listed five clever kitchen organization ideas that will declutter your space. Keep reading to learn more about organizing your kitchen best and keeping your space stress-free.
Identify Key Problem Areas
Take a moment and go through your kitchen. Do you have drawers and cabinets that are constantly overflowing, no matter how many times you’ve (attempted to) organize them in the past? Are there any items you would like to use frequently but aren’t currently easily accessible? Are there unsightly items taking up precious counter space that you would rather have tucked elsewhere and out of sight? Taking a holistic view of your kitchen and calling out specific areas that need attention is a great way to get started.
Take Everything Out
You want to take everything out so you can easily assign items to a new home. Having all items strewn about your kitchen may feel counterproductive, but it’s only temporary, so you have to trust the process! This is a great time to purge any expired food products or cooking and dining items you no longer use. You may be surprised how much more kitchen space you gain when removing products.
Group Similar Items
This one may seem like a given, but it might surprise you how many items and products have found random homes among your cabinets and drawers over time. Put all your pots and pans in one area, dishes in another, clearly defined drawers for utensils, etc. Any small appliances, cutting boards, and mixing bowls you use regularly should have convenient homes for functionality. The same goes for food items – think strategically about what things you reach for when cooking. Sort items by categories like baking, breakfast, drinks, and so on.
Source Organizers To Help Best Utilize Your Space
As you group similar items, storage and organization products are essential. It’s important to purge and group items so you can focus on purchasing organizational products that fit your needs and space. Here are some of our favorite products:
- Turn a cabinet into a drawer with these roll-out cabinet drawers. These are especially great for small appliances and pots, and pans.
- Utilize your cabinet doors with this over-the-door organizer.
- This narrow cutlery organizer will help you make the most of your utensil drawer.
- Double the useable space in your cabinets with an expandable shelf.
- Improve the function of your cabinets, fridge, or counter space with this adjustable, two-tiered Lazy Susan.
Situate Everything In Its New “Home”
With everything in your kitchen having an assigned home, keep the space functional and running smoothly. Once you’re used to the order of things, you’ll wonder why you didn’t re-situation things sooner.
Organization Is Easier Than You Think
Reorganizing any space – especially your kitchen – can feel daunting at first. But once the task is complete, a tidy kitchen is far easier to maintain. Following these simple organization tips from Counts Real Estate, you will love your kitchen in Florida for years to come.