Six Kitchen Organizing Secrets

I get pretty pumped to organize almost any room, but this
week I’m sharing a secret (or six). Kitchen organizing is my downright
favorite.
Personally, I love to cook. So when I can create an
efficient and simple functionality for clients in their own kitchens, it’s like
all is right in the world.
So this week, I’m sharing six of my best kitchen organizing
secrets.
1. Consider creative solutions. Use pegboards
and hooks to organize pots, pans and kitchen utensils. You’ll free up space in
the cabinets and items will always be at hand.
2. Make it move. Use portable bins for spices, oils and
sauces. You can easily grab them from a cabinet shelf when cooking, and slip
them back in when you’re done.
3. Use backs of doors. Paint a
chalkboard for grocery lists, hang a cork board or magnetic board for clippings,
or add hooks for measuring cups. You’ll make the most of that unused space and
keep the outside of the fridge and cabinets clutter free.
4. When in doubt, stack. Use vertical
space inside cabinets with stacking bins,
stacking shelves (which are great
for dishes) or tiered shelves.
5. Highlight what you love. Maybe
baking or entertaining is your passion. Figure out what is important to you,
group all related items together, and make space for them.
  
6. Line it up. Use dividers to keep cutting boards, bake ware, and platters lined up
and easily accessible.
And as an added bonus, I’m sharing some kitchen no-no’s…
  • Buying
    products before making an organizational plan and measuring cabinets.
  • Keeping
    more stuff than you have space. Haven’t cracked open that cookbook yet – get
    rid of it! Holding on to large kitchen appliances you’ve used once in the last
    three years – let it go!
  • Not
    moving shelves. Most cabinet shelves are movable so you can make the spacing
    work for you.
  • Not
    working with a plan. Simple solution: Before moving things around, write out
    the different types of items, or categories of items, in your cabinets on
    sticky notes. Start assigning a new home to items by moving the sticky notes
    around as needed.