Is your kitchen a place where you’d quite frankly not spend much time? That’s probably because it’s in disarray. It’s easy to see why. It’s the most-used room in your house and your time is valuable.
That’s why I’ve come up with four very quick and easy tips for reclaiming the upper hand. Take even one or two of these suggestions to heart and you’ll see immediate results.
Determine whether you really need a junk drawer — and what should go there. When was the last time you actually looked at what was in your kitchen junk drawer? Can you even get it open?
This is as good a place as any to start your organizational strategy. Be strong. Discard or donate items you’ve long ago learned how to do without.
Get your pots and pans out where you can see them. One obvious advantage of storing these cookery items from hooks in your wall or ceiling is that they’re within easy reach when needed. But even beyond that, you can think of them as abstract works of art that actually enhance the aesthetics of your kitchen.
Whether they’re copper, cast iron or other metallic finish, let them be seen. At the same time, you’ll declutter the jammed-up space they used to occupy.
Reclaim your counter space. If it feels that your kitchen is getting smaller and smaller every time you use it, chances are good that it’s because your counters are cluttered. Not everything needs to be there. There’s nothing more soothing to look at than empty counter space.
Put it in public storage if it’s needed in a long-term sort of way. Yes, we know that those expensive wedding gifts will come in handy…eventually. We all have kitchen tools and appliances that have a real purpose — and an important one — in a limited timescale.
Like when you throw you next party. In the meantime, that big, bulky espresso machine might be taking up more space than it earns on a day-to-day basis.
You now have four ways to get your kitchen better organized. Start here and I think you, your family and house guests will notice the difference. Best of luck!