Do you ever think about organizing your kitchen while putting away the dishes, preparing to cook a meal, or putting the groceries away? There are some very good reasons for cutting down on kitchen clutter and getting it organized. Have you ever begun cooking a meal only to realize that you are out of rice or another necessary ingredient? This is common in a kitchen that is not organized properly, but there are many ways to correct this problem. Here are five reasons why it is beneficial to reduce clutter in your kitchen:
1. It is amazing how much time you save when you no longer have to look for the cookie sheet, or rearrange the entire cabinet to make room for the mixing bowl.
2. You are less likely to run out of key ingredients. Being organized means being able to see at a glance what you need to replace and what you have available.
3. Your food should not spoil as often. When you use food storage organizers, you should be able to tell which foods are closest to expiration. You can even prevent foods from spoiling. Cooking can become a much more enjoyable experience.
4. Storage solutions can help keep your equipment in tip-top shape. There is no need to put up with nicks and scratches in your good cookware, or chips on your dishes. Proper storage helps keep your cooking and serving equipment in good condition. (see equipment storage solutions below)
Organizing a cluttered kitchen may seem like an insurmountable task, but luckily, you do not have to go it alone. Here are just a few of the many products on the market to help you de-clutter your kitchen.
Cabinet and Shelf Storage Solutions
Get your cabinets and shelves organized with the help of some simple organization products. Start by opening your cabinet doors and taking a good look at the space you have available. How much of it is wasted? Do you have unused space above your stacked dishes? How about dishes of different sizes stacked on top of each other? Here are a few storage solutions that can help you get a grip on organizing your kitchen cabinets and shelves.
Rollout cabinet drawers are wire racks on ball-bearing tracks that fit into your cabinets. They make it easier for you to use every bit of depth without the need to get down on your hands and knees to hunt in the back of the cabinet.
Expanding step shelves make it easier for you to see all the items in your cabinet. They come in several sizes, and can be used for anything from small jars of spices to canned vegetables and fruits.
2-drawer organizers fit under the sink, under the cabinet or on tall shelves in your pantry. Rolling drawers double the space you have available for storage and give you easy access to everything in your cabinets.
Pantry Storage Solutions
An organized food pantry makes it much easier to plan meals. Storage solutions that allow you to see what you have, and what you are running out of, at a quick glance.
Pantry door rack turns the unused space on the back of any door into a pantry. The wire rack features eight adjustable shelves for storing canned goods, jars and boxes. Practically double your storage space with one inexpensive solution.
Single wrap organizer is another back-of-the-door pantry storage solution, this one to hold all of your plastic wraps and aluminum foils. It is a time-tested solution that can save you from wasted time searching for the foil.
Food Storage Solutions
Food storage is another area where organization really pays off, both in saving you money and saving you time. Here are just a couple of products that can make a big difference in your cluttered pantry and refrigerator.
Round tea box is a great way to store a variety of different kinds of tea bags within in easy reach – and without the clutter of a dozen boxes on your counter.
Green bags have taken the nation by storm. They actually come in a number of different colors, green for produce, red for meat and others. Green tea bags have been proven to extend the life of your food through a gas emission exchange technology. Green bags are a great way to organize the foods in your refrigerator, especially if you are careful about what you store in proximity to other vegetables.
Kitchen Space Organization Solutions
Organizing your kitchen with freestanding counters and cabinets can increase your storage space and give you additional food preparation areas. These two products are the top of the list for organizing your cluttered kitchen.
Butcher-block bin is a great space saving solution that provides you with extra storage space, extra counter space and a place to hide your trash bin.
Pantry caddy fits perfectly into that tiny slice of space between your refrigerator and your counter – or any other slim space you might have in your kitchen. You can add six shelves, including shelves that hold tall boxes and cans, in less than a foot of space. It is a brilliant solution for anyone who needs more cabinet space.
Equipment Storage Solutions
Pots, pans, knives and blenders are all products that take up room in your kitchen. To recover this space you need a way to keep all those things organized and easy to find.
Clear knife organizer stores up to eight of your favorite knives upright, and unlike traditional wooden knife blocks, you can see exactly which knife you are grabbing.
Pot lid organizer fits under the cabinet and makes it easy to keep the lids of your pots and pans organized and easy to find.
Consider these products when you decide to take the extra step to organize your kitchen. Kitchen organization is a difficult process that may take a lot of time to figure out the best solution. However, with careful consideration and the right products the process becomes much easier.
Shawn Thomas is a freelance writer who writes about a wide range of topics, including tips for the home and home organization, at times specifically discussing topics such as kitchen storage.
How to Organize your Kitchen Effectively to Make Room for Added Storage Space
Organizing your kitchen can be a very difficult task. Compared to some parts of the house, it is a place where many people spend their waking hours. This is the food preparation area, the dining area, a place where kids do their homework and so much more. It is no surprise that this essential area of the house can be one of the hardest places to keep clean and sort out. Aside from this dilemma, most kitchens will also most often than not offer you limited storage space. Providentially, there are a lot of ways to overcome this problem. Here are some easy organizing tips that you can do: • Efficiently organize frequently-used Kitchen Utensils Typically, kitchen utensils such as serving spoons, spatulas, pasta forks will be stored in drawers. Although it is a good idea to keep them arranged inside the drawer, it can be a bit bothersome if you need to search for them every time you need to prepare a meal. Therefore, it is much better if these utensils are placed in easy to reach areas. You can set them on a jar on the counter top beside one of the paper towel holders for a more organized look. • Remove Unnecessary Items
Because this area of the house can serve so many purposes, there will most likely be items that do not really belong there. It is your job to reconsider the many things that are currently stored in your kitchen to free up some space to provide more storage space to things that are actually essential. • Storage containers for food This is the easiest way to store food leftovers in the refrigerator. Not only will it take full advantage of your storage space but it will also help you identify food items without difficulty. • Storing spices Spice jars can take up a lot of room especially if you collect a whole lot of them in your cupboard. As this can be a problem, it is important that you organize them as efficiently as possible. One solution you can do is to purchase a revolving counter top spice rack or place them in a shallow plastic bin and label them accordingly. In this way, you can easily identify the kind of spice you need when you are cooking. • Functional storage The best way to free up more space and keep things orderly is to store items according to where they belong. For instance, you should always keep kitchen utensils such as knives together with cutting boards. The same goes with paper towel holders which should be placed in an area within easy reach in anticipation for possible spills and splatters. In this fashion, you will not spend so much time in looking for these items individually. Investing little time and effort in keeping your kitchen organized can go a long way. The secret lies in keeping the clutter at bay at all times. Not only will this habit help you organize your kitchen in the best way possible but can also definitely save you a lot of time and energy in searching for items when you need them.
So What if you Have an Organised Kitchen? ? Part 2
Nowadays, many kitchen models boasts of spaciousness: spacious cabinets, spacious cupboards, inexhaustible drawers. We just can’t get enough of space. And yet, what we didn’t know is that we have all the space we need in our kitchens if we only knew how to maximise them.
Here’s part two of things you can do towards a kitchen you won’t lose your way in.
1. Keep them Contained!
Admit it, the first thing that comes to mind: Tupperware. Although of course, there are now lots of sorts of resealable food containers in the market today, stackable, watertight, and airtight, and in a wide variety of colours to complement your kitchen.
Obviously, your pantry is where foodstuffs are kept, so your main goal is to store them in such a way that they last longer. But keeping them from spoiling is one thing; making them accessible is another. Often, we store foods so well that we eventually forget them, and only remember when they’ve expired and inedible already. This of course defeats the purpose of storing foods in the first place.
Store each item then so that it is easily visible and reachable. Group them together whenever possible (you can enlist your kids’ help on this one), and have their labels, especially for canned goods, up front so that they’re easily read. Finally, discard foods that have passed their expiration dates or are more than a year old.
2. Use Jars, Bottles, Nooks in Walls, Ceilings to Your Advantage.
Store gravy packets, seasoning packets, etc. in a small, clear plastic or glass containers for easy access.
Line up boxes with their sides facing front. If possible, store the most often used items at eye level. Store heavy items, such as boxes of ‘long life’ juice, milk, and cordials on a lower shelf.
Choose a lower shelf for paper storage, cling wraps, foil etc. If you have school-age children who take their lunch to school, create an area in your kitchen for lunch making. Stock it with lunch boxes and/or brown bags, plastic wraps/bags, thermos containers, drink bottles and small food containers. For after school and weekends, create a snack shelf of parent-approved treats for children.
If you have extra wall space, consider storage hanging hooks, a notice board, and other helpful organising items.
Purchase handy space saving products such as stacking containers, and sturdy baskets for onions, garlic, and potatoes.
Organise spices which you use most often in the front row. If you have a shallow drawer near your stove, consider laying all of your small spice jars in there. Place them label side up so it is easy to view them all at once. Most dried spices lose their flavour in six months.
Any miscellaneous items can be stored labelled shoeboxes and use them to store items such as biscuit cutters, candles, appliance accessories, matches, batteries, and smaller items. Square containers take up less space and fit more efficiently on shelves than round ones. Place hooks inside a cabinet door to small utensils on. This will help to clear drawer space.
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More than ever before has it become essential to be organized, as kitchens become more of a living and entertaining space, and with just about everyone getting into cooking and entertaining.
In any kitchen, especially a small one, day to day living becomes more of a pleasure if you have planned your kitchen and dining areas well. In a large kitchen, it is equally important to optimize the space to realize its potential. If your kitchen is already fitted, you can rationalise and implement extra touches to your storage even more effectively. If you are putting in a new kitchen, then you have no excuse not to be really putting into practice the ‘science’ of storage.
Here are my ten essential tips for smart kitchen storage:
1 ] Utilise redundant space.
This is important if you already have a fitted kitchen to add personality to bland units; a small area of shelving with your own quirky objects combined with practical kitchenware. If you are installing shelving, think laterally with your installation – you can go floor to ceiling for example. Use insides of cupboard doors for hanging, quality hooks are good if well installed, however, be ‘clever and don’t crowd’
2] Display rather than conceal.
Be creative when storing your utensils, pots and pans and ornaments and make it fun. Create open and closed storage by combining closed cupboards with open displays units, these can be bought or custom made.
3] Get rid of the fitted kitchen look.
Free up the walls, use freestanding antique dressers, [glass fronted ones let you see everything at a glance] rails for hanging, metal industrial shelving units, or bakers racks from catering suppliers – store the least used things at the top!
4] Organize Draw space.
You can get an array of different drawer dividers, my favourites are the wooden ones which add a bit of interest and don’t mark like their plastic counterparts, make sure you measure accurately before purchasing
5] Thoughtfully load your larder.
If you are lucky enough to have a larder [or pantry as it is also called] you should use the space thoughtfully, mainly for storing groceries. In our house we have shelves in the upper half, with containers at the back with less used ingredients and the good looking jars, containers, packets and tins at the front which are a display in their own right. The lower section has two wire basket trolley units which are pulled out for ease. The design of your pantry should be a bit like the inside of your fridge – with all the surfaces utilized.
6] Group items by function.
Whether it’s an interesting ceramic pot with your wooden spoons in, or bake ware in a dedicated drawer – it is always far easier to find things in logical places.
7] Circulate your gadgets.
We are all proud of our latest gadgets, but more often than not we build up a space hungry collection – too much to display all at once. So put away the sandwich toaster in the summer and get out the zinc beer cooler ready for that bar be que.
8] Get Containers for every use.
Clear plastic containers are good for cereals, but best stored in a cupboard and bought out only at breakfast, whereas tall elegant glass ones containing pastas and pulses in great shapes, textures and colours can go on display in large glass containers. Square containers are good in cupboards for space savers, although we use a collection of wooden square Cuban cigar boxes, Victorian enamel bread bins and flour containers can be found at your local bric-a-brac/antique shop and make a great authentic addition to any kitchen.
9] Be Clean and safe.
Long gone are the days when you had a plastic bin hidden under the sink unit, where dirt and germs collected – this space is now freed up for cleaning and utility product as bins and recyclers are designed to be space effective and look great. Corner bins are often practical where space is limited.
Make sure you have a good range of clips, pegs and fasteners to keep food fresh and plan a cycle of storage cleaning to ensure everything hidden is kept regularly spic and span. Think of kids and pets when planning to keep certain things like cleaning product out of harms way.
10] Cut out the distance.
Utensils, cutting knives are best near their place of use, there are now a diverse range of storage products for knives from work top freestanding units to wall magnets.
Also consider practicality of where things are, i.e.it is good to have your large dinnerware quite close to the dishwasher to save time and effort.
With a bit of planning and enthusiasm you will be able to treat kitchen storage as a creative project – not just a functional chore.
Mike Furniss has worked successfully in the retail design and marketing sector in the UK and Europe for the last 20 years. He is a practicing artist and designer with many blue chip clients and awards. You can find out more insights and inspiration for your kitchen at; http://www.kitchendesires.com
There are many people who are often in a dilemma of whether to go for the inexpensive plastic jars or the more expensive glass storage bottles or cans.
Advantages of Glass
Although glass is slightly more expensive, it looks very good and adds to the charm of the kitchen. Glass doesn’t absorb anything from the stored foods like plastic does. This means glass storage can be used for longer periods because they are not stained easily. They are recyclable which means you are not ending anything to the permanent waste on the planet unlike most varieties of plastic which cannot be recycled.
Building Glass Storage
Glass storage could refer to the common bottles and jars that you want for daily use. You can also build a glass shelf or cabinet to hold your items and beautify your rooms. You can find long and wide glass sheets that can be used as shelves in the racks. You will need to fit metal brackets and fix them with screws in the wall to hold the glass sheets tightly. 1/4th inch thickness is what you would require for the lighter items. You can also customize the cut of the glass in which case it is not a bad idea to get the edges rounded off to make them less dangerous, especially for toddlers.
Many people are so serious about glass storage that they actually get the glass processed and tempered to fit their needs instead of going for other options like plastic for the kitchen and wood for the furnishing. With jet heating techniques, glass can be tempered to produce curved angles, make interior wall partitions, show cases and also create architectural curtain walls that will give a whole new spacious look to the living room and also provide storage at the same time.
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Keeping your kitchen clean and clutter-free can be very stressful especially if you have a small area. You wish to have a big and luxurious kitchen to have a bigger area for all your kitchen stuff and small appliances.
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