7 Quick Tips for a More Organized Kitchen
I knew that where the items ended up would make a huge difference in terms of my everyday sanity.
If the things I used most weren’t in easy-to-reach areas, I could be frustrated just trying to make a one-pot dinner for my family.
Here’s how I did it.
Kitchen Tool Organization:
When you plan where to store items in your kitchen, consider what you’ll be using them for and how often you’re using them.
- I keep a smaller container of spatulas, wood spoons and pasta forks near my stove that are accessible just by reaching over to them.
- The items that I don’t use as often – vegetable peeler, pastry roller – are kept in my utensil drawer. I likely won’t need those items at a moment’s notice.
- Other things to keep at arm’s length include hot pads, towels to wipe spills and salt and pepper for last-minute seasoning.
When deciding where to store pans, kitchen appliances and dishes in your kitchen, be sure you think about:
- Proximity to the dishwasher
- Access for small hands and ability to reach those cupboards with the dishwasher open
- Putting dishes in a spot where they can be easily accessed by those family members setting the table while I finish cooking
- Making sure it’s easy for to go directly from the dishwasher or sink and into the cupboard for efficiency in cleaning up
These are only a few ways I set my kitchen up to run more efficiently. Do you have other things you do to keep you organized in the kitchen and save time?
[photo by ohsojolly!]