Kitchens perform several functions, from eating to working and entertaining.
These simple tips will help you turn your kitchen into a space you love.
First, de-clutter the cupboards and benchtops. Inspect the benches and be truthful about how many times you really utilise those dusty canisters that looked beautiful a decade ago when you used them to store different coloured pasta.
Put away all your old things in boxes and donate them to your local Salvation Army. Nothing feels more satisfying and launches this project on the right footing than a total clean out.
Re-arrange your shelves
Next pack away the items that you consider must-haves. But think carefully where you put them. For instance, reserve the top hard-to-reach shelves for your fancy dinner settings or special crystal glasses you only use two times a year and use the more convenient cupboards for your daily crockery.
Assign a junk spot
A “junk” spot in the kitchen is needed by an ordinary person, couple or family. That’s the reality. So set aside a nook, cupboard or storage basket especially for pending bills, car keys, shopping lists and similar items and make an effort to confine your junk to that spot instead of leaving them just anywhere on the bench.
If you are designing a new kitchen, and if space allows, it is good advice to install a column of pigeon holes in one of the cabinets. Each member of the family should get one where they can put loose pieces of paper and other items.
Mount cupboard organisers
Cupboard organisers allow you to access things quickly. You can opt for a simple plastic container where you can place similar things together – like food colouring bottles and other cake decorating tools – or a bigger container for sugar and flour.
Place things in baskets
With open cupboards, you have to keep it looking and feeling orderly by putting in rattan baskets. The recurrence of the baskets will be instinctively beautiful to the eye as well as keep your things organised.
Hang pans and pots
If your kitchen cupboards has limited space but you have high ceilings, put in a hanging storage unit from the walls or ceilings where your pots and pans can be hanged. Transform it into a work of art by making sure all the pans and pots have contrasting materials and textures.
So there you have it. Some great useful tips to get organised in the kitchen. For more idea around the home take a look at our Pintrest page. https://www.pinterest.com/APPinkerton/storage/