Why make your kitchen the most disorganized place in your home when it could be your favorite part of the home? A disorganized kitchen doesn’t help you find the motivation to cook anything whatsoever. There’s nothing more frustrating than opening up a drawer and finding that you have no idea where your favorite cooking tool is.
Besides being difficult to navigate, a disorganized kitchen can also develop a pest problem. Piles of old food and crumbs won’t do you any favors in terms of cleanliness. If you’re ready to give your kitchen a total makeover and make it reach its best potential, then read on.
Clear Out The Old
Any time you’re tackling a kitchen organization project, the first thing you want to do is to get rid of the old, so you can make way for the new. Organize your cupboards first by getting rid of any expired or undesirable products. Don’t let things you’ll never use take up space.
Be honest with yourself and realistic when going through your cupboards. Do you really need all of those Tupperware with no lids? What about that old jam that your grandma made a decade ago. You’re probably never going to eat it if you haven’t by now. Be smart and practical, and you’ll thank yourself for it later.
Most people agree that one of the most frustrating parts of a disorganized kitchen is things falling all over the place. Having to struggle through overcrowded cupboards and shelves to find something will only make you frustrated.
Instead, make use of your wall space and use pegs to hang things up. You can hang everything from spoons to pants. The idea is to make everything within arms reach without having to be sifted through.
Label Your Food
Far too many people fill their fridge full of groceries only to find that they forgot to eat it before it goes off. Make sure to label everything that you buy so that you know when its upcoming expiration date is. Not only will you save money, but you’ll also save yourself time having to throw things out.
If being able to identify soon-to-be-expired food is an issue because your fridge is so full, consider a new method. Use a whiteboard on your kitchen wall to note any upcoming expiration dates. It may sound like extra work; however, you’ll be thrilled at how much more organized your kitchen is.
Keep Things You Use The Most On Your Counters
If you ever go to a bar, you’ll notice that the bartender keeps the alcohols they use most frequently on hand. The rest of the rarer alcohols, which are used less occasionally, are kept on a shelf.
You should have the same mentality in your kitchen. Keep everything you use the most on your counters easy to grab. The rest of the things that you use less often should be put away.