If you have a busy household and enjoy cooking and entertaining in the kitchen, then it can often become cluttered and feel as though there is not enough space for your beloved cooking equipment. However, there are many useful organisation tips that can help you to make use of your space including getting organised with wheelbarrows, using roller cupboards, decluttering, making use of vertical space and getting creative with shelf storage.
Whether you live in a studio apartment, have a large kitchen with an island or have a snug and cosy kitchen, there are many ways to maximise your space and make your perfect kitchen environment, find out more.
First and foremost, it’s time to declutter. Before you can properly organise your kitchen, it would be wise to get rid of what you don’t need and things that are simply sitting taking up much-needed space. Think practically and realistically. Think about the products you use the most and keep these in close reach, things you hardly or never use, then move them to the back of cupboards or get rid of them all together. Do you have endless amounts of spare cups and plates that have hardly ever been used? Ask yourself, do you really need them?
Other questions that you should ask yourself to improve your kitchen organisation are:
- Do I regularly use this?
- Would I buy this item now?
- Does it serve a purpose?
- Do I own multiples of these items?
- Are these kitchen gadgets just a novelty?
Keep items organised and gain a little extra space by utilising organisers and dividers for fridge, freezers and drawers. Often we all make the easy mistake of just throwing things back into drawers or fridges with little consideration to where we are placing them. This will inevitably result in a messy and unorganised space. Dividers and organisers help to keep different items separate and provide a home for each utensil, piece of fruit and veg etc. Organising your storage space is important, so that everything has a spot, making scanning for items that you need a much simpler and quicker process.
Are you constantly digging around your drawers and cupboards, struggling to reach the back for the toastie machine? With pull out pantries, shelves and drawers, this will no longer be an issue. Making it much easier to reach for your favourite small appliances and spices at the back. If all of your pots and pans don’t fit into one square cupboard, then why not consider installing an easily open and close pull out cabinet system on a corner of your kitchen? This effectively extends your cupboard space, making all your pots and pans accessible.
Do you have too many items cluttering your work surfaces? Maximising vertical space is a fantastic way to save space and organise your kitchen. There are many creative ways that you can do this:
- Ceiling pot rack
- Floating shelves
- Hanging baskets
If you have pretty pots that can’t fit in your drawers, why not put them on display on a hanging rack, making them much easier to reach for, as well as doubling as quirky decor. Hang them in an empty space, above your oven, or under shelves. Although you don’t want walls to look overly cluttered, having a positive balance between storage opportunities and open areas is a brilliant way to save space, whilst also being organised. Floating shelves, hanging baskets and hooks are a great way to do this, they are both pleasing to the eye and help to remove items from your counters to make space for your sequoia bonsai.
Nowadays, there are so many creative ways to utilise your shelf and storage spaces that will not only create a stunning kitchen design, but are also very practical. Shelf dividers are a great way to keep everything organised, split things up and save room. Storage jars for dry foods are also an inventive way of storing produce, whilst also looking pretty and adding colour to a kitchen. If you are planning on adding these inside of your cupboards, then opting for square jars are more practical for efficient use of space.
Organising your kitchen can seem like a laborious process, however, the outcome is definitely worth it. With less clutter comes more space, less stress and a simpler cooking experience. No longer will it be a difficult task to find a specific spice jar or be troubling cramming pans into a cupboard. No matter the size of your kitchen, there are many tips and tricks to help organise your space.