Organizing Your Kitchen
Spring Cleaning can feel like a huge and frustrating task to take on. Staring at the piles of collected stuff can be even more frustrating. Taking one the challenge one room at a time makes things a lot simpler. The main living areas are the easiest to take on first. Let’s discuss the kitchen area.
If you are anything like me, you have a lot of kitchen items that you probably don’t use very often or extra items that you don’t really need. Here is a quick and easy way to simplify what you have in your kitchen
- Find everything that you have duplicates of and put them in a tote to get rid of. All of those small appliances that you never use- get rid of them! If you can’t possibly part with them for some reason, pack them away in a tote and store them away. A messy kitchen is a nightmare to look at.
- Organize your pantry. Canned foods can be separated by items: corn, pea’s spaghetti sauce, etc. Keep things nice and neat so that you know what you have in there.
- Storage cupboards are especially useful if you want to spend the extra money on them. Pots and pans can be stored in these and free up a lot of space in your kitchen.
- Spice racks are great to help eliminate all of those extra bottles of spices hiding in your cupboards. It’s frustrating to find out that you went and bought extra of something you already had and still didn’t buy what you needed.
- Cupboard racks are great because they fit on the inside of your cupboard door and help give you the extra storage space
- Do what you can to clear off your counter tops. There is nothing worse, in my opinion, than a crowded counter top.
- Use glass containers in order to store dry foods. Keeping bags of rice, beats, oats, etc around just leaves a greater chance of making more of a mess and it’s not an appealing look. Buy some glass jars and store your dry items in there. It not only makes it more appealing, but it also stores your food better.
- All of those items that you use only on special occasions: large ceramic glassware for Thanksgiving or Christmas, extra large Tupperware for leftovers after a huge meal, and bake ware that you rarely use, can be stored in Tupperware in the garage until it comes down to the time you need them. This will keep them out of the way and keep your kitchen cleaner.
Personally, I hate looking at a messy kitchen. Eliminating things that you aren’t going to use will drastically cut back on the mess. Adding a few racks inside your cupboard doors will give you the extra space and are inexpensive. Once you are done removing the excess clutter, your cleaning time will be cut in half!