Reorganizing Your Kitchen
A well-organized kitchen
makes cooking easier, allowing you to keep your cool while you’re in the kitchen
. Being able to find utensils and other items quickly can lower your stress level when you’re putting together a meal for your family or dinner guests.
Your first mission should be to go through the kitchen
and get rid of anything you no longer use or need. Purging unused items opens up space for essentials, making them easier to access.
Once you’ve cleared the excess, it’s time make dedicated space for often-used items. Open up drawer space by pulling out dishtowels and hanging them on a wall rack, along with the potholders. Not only will this clear space, it will make the items easier to access when you need them.
Store similar items in the same cabinet or drawer to save steps around the kitchen
. Store baking needs together, keep measuring cups and spoons in the same drawer, stow all casseroles together, etc.
After throwing out, donating, or recycling old items and grouping remaining items, make sure you have plenty of storage space. Kitchen serving carts
are an excellent solution for adding a bit more storage space in a kitchen
. Use one to keep small appliances like toasters and bread makers on when they’re not in use. They also make a great place to store cookbooks. The carts usually have wheels which make them quite handy—just bring it with you instead of walking across the room to retrieve items.