As a new decade approaches, you may be looking for ways to organize your kitchen. Remodeling your kitchen is a perfect opportunity to create a space that is more efficient and aesthetically pleasing at the same time. However, whether you choose to remodel or not, there are simple changes that you can make to ensure that everything is always in its place. Here are six easy ways to organize your kitchen!
Add More Storage Space
If you’re beginning a remodel, be sure to prioritize your kitchen storage. Think about your previous kitchen. Were there things laying around that didn’t seem to have a proper space? Do you have lots of pots and pans that need to be stashed away? Between large kitchen cabinets, kitchen drawers, and even shelves, there are plenty of ways to properly store your everyday cookware. Choose tall wall cabinets that reach the ceiling to utilize more vertical space. Choose a wide pantry cabinet if you’re an avid chef with tons of ingredients that you need to keep organized. Adding a kitchen island? Don’t waste the space underneath. Island cabinets are great for adding more storage space. The key is to properly plan for the items that you currently have.
Organize Your Kitchen Drawers
So you’ve just made another trip to your local T.J. Maxx, and you couldn’t help but pick up another set of spatulas that will inevitably end up in *the drawer*. You know the drawer. It’s filled with miscellaneous spoons, forks, knives, and other items, most of which you haven’t used for a while. Your kitchen could be way more efficient if your drawers were actually organized the way they should be. An affordable drawer organizer can go a long way.
Purchase Specialty Cabinets
One benefit of purchasing RTA kitchen cabinets is that there are several specialty cabinets that can help make organizing your kitchen a breeze. If you’re a wine lover, a wine rack can help you organize while adding a touch of sophistication to your kitchen space. If you’re an avid cook, a base pullout with a spice rack can help organize your favorite spices. A stack of simple wall cubes provides an open space for both displaying and organizing knick knacks, decorative items, and more.
Utilize Your Kitchen Corners
Did your previous kitchen design have corner cabinets? If not, you may have been missing out on some crucial storage space. A corner lazy susan, a base blind corner, or a base diagonal corner cabinet is a great way to put otherwise empty corner space to good use. Corners often provide enough space to store extra pots and pans, or large dishes and bowls that only coming out during the holidays.
Keep The Garbage Where It Belongs
If your kitchen does not have a trash roll-out, then you may want to change that, promptly. External trash cans can sit around the kitchen, being an eye sore and causing unnecessary odors in the kitchen. Trash roll-outs are cabinets dedicated specifically to the trash bins, moving them out of sight while organizing your kitchen in a much better way.
Move Beyond The Kitchen Space
If you’re someone who loves to entertain, you may be trying to do too much with your kitchen space. Your kitchen space should be dedicated primarily to preparing foods, but if it’s also doubling as a bar, it can become crowded and easily disorganized. Look around the rest of your home – can you find space for a wet bar elsewhere? Are there things that you’re storing in your kitchen that can be moved to a more appropriate space somewhere else in your home? Clarify the purpose of your kitchen, and make sure that you aren’t hording unnecessary items in your kitchen space.