Keeping everything in place can save you time and stress when you need a certain item in your kitchen. But, for most people, organising the kitchen is only possible after all the children have moved out and life has become less busy. Fortunately, it is possible to restore the beauty and functionality of your kitchen without spending months on cleaning projects. Below are some tips to reclaim the space you use for cooking meals and enjoying time with your family and friends.
Give your Kitchen an Objective Evaluation
This means forgetting the sentimental value of items you have been keeping in your kitchen for years. It is time to seriously think about what you use regularly. Focus on getting only what you need and getting rid of anything that has no clear purpose. This will give you a starting point to work from while creating a plan to organise your kitchen space.
Make your Essentials Accessible
Your kitchen has some items you use to prepare and eat meals regularly. Place them in easy-to-reach places so you do not have to toss everything out of the way when you need that one bowl. Focus on making it easy to find your favourite items by storing like items in one place. Aside from speeding up meal preparation and table setting, this can streamline your kitchen’s look.
Free the Drawers of any Clutter
While you rearrange the items you usually use to keep your kitchen organised, you may come across clutter in drawers. Make clearing the messes out a part of your overall organisation and cleaning strategy. Invest in Living.ca kitchen organizers to keep thing organised.
Choose logical locations for your plates, glasses, and mugs and put all like items together. This will find some things you have not seen in many years. Once you find items you don’t use regularly, you will need to decide whether to keep them or get rid of them.
Pay Attention to the Shelves
After sorting through the majority of your kitchen stuff, you probably already know the items you will keep. Now, it is time to focus on the shelves and organise it. If you want a space to feature your daily dishes when not in use, consider open shelving. Then, mix in decorative, functional items such as gourmet olive oils, and flowers to have an appealing display. Clean the shelves at least once every month to keep it dust- and grease-free.