6 Must-Read Kitchen Organization Hacks
Posted on: January 7, 2019 | by: Joseph Beatty
The kitchen is the scene for family dinners, after school snacks and hosting dinner parties with friends and family. But, why is it that the space that is used so often is commonly disorganized? With a few simple kitchen organization steps, you can take back your kitchen space.
6 Kitchen Organization DIY Steps
- Empty out your pantry and cupboards: The first step to organizing your kitchen is to pull all of the items out of your cupboards and pantry to see what you’re working with. This will help you to identify any broken, duplicate or expired items.
- Get rid of what you don’t need: Sort through your items and pull out what you no longer need. When doing this, be brutal. If you haven’t used the item within the last year, get rid of it. Any items that are still in good condition, but you no longer want can be sold, given away to family or friends or donated.
- Make use of vertical space: One common mistake when organizing the kitchen is to only make use of the space that is immediately available. Instead of having your pots and pans take up space in the cupboard, hang them on the wall. This also goes for aprons, dish towels and large cooking utensils.
- Arrange your cupboards by frequency of use: You use your plates, cups and bowls very often, so these items should be placed towards the bottom of the cupboards where they’re very easy to reach.
- Keep similar items together: Make it easier on yourself when digging for items by grouping your kitchenware together by use. For example, keep all of your baking dishes together in their own cupboard and your kitchen china together in another section.
- Use baskets to organize open shelves: It is common to have open shelves in the kitchen. Keep your shelves from being an eye-sore by using large baskets to organize your items.
Make Room by Using a Storage Unit Rental!
There may be some items that really don’t get a lot of use throughout the year. Maybe it’s the kitchen china that is only used during the annual New Year’s dinner, or the extra set of baking items that are only drug out at Christmas. Instead of letting these items clutter your kitchen all year long, store them in a storage unit rental. If you’re looking for storage in the Columbus area, check out Tri-Village Self Storage! Tri-Village Self Storage has storage facilities in downtown Columbus, Grandview Heights, Dublin, Plain City, Powell, on Trabue Rd and near Polaris. If you’re looking to clear out a few cupboards and store some extra items, check out our 5×5 storage unit. For organizing more than just the kitchen, consider a 5×10 or 10×10 storage unit.
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