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How to Organize a Kitchen

Medha Godbole Mar 12, 2019
A well-planned kitchen always helps in accentuating your home decor. Read this information for some essential tips.
They say that the way a kitchen looks and appears speaks volumes of how well the entire house has been arranged. Start small and start slow when you are taking up the task of organizing it. Let's get to know some useful pointers that are bound to help you in the long run.

Take Stock of the Stock

First things first, you will have to enlist all the items you have, (except heating, cooling, and cooking systems). Once you write it down, analyze the level of usage of the things you have listed.
Now, discard all the items that you haven't used for a long time and the ones you won't be needing in the future.

Squeaky Clean

The next step is to empty the drawers and shelves. Clean the insides thoroughly with the help of soap water mixture. Then let the shelf and the drawer liners dry thoroughly before you proceed. If you are going to paint the surface, it has to be absolutely dry.

Categorize the Items

Now, categorize the items - utensils and categories within that, cleaning agents, groceries and vegetables, and other miscellaneous things. You will obviously keep the non-perishable items in the cabinet like utensils and long-lasting grocery items.
Also, think of which things would you require while doing a particular activity. For instance, you can store dishes and silverware near your eating area or dishwasher. 
Racks can be used to store silverware holders for optimum utilization of space. You can categorize the items using the criteria of how frequently you use a section of utensils.

Dining Room - Kitchen Connection

If your dining area is separate from the kitchen, things like napkins and table cloths should be removed and kept in the dining room. This will help you in arranging the counter in a better manner.

Additional Tips

  • If there are kids in the house, keep away knives, cleaning products and medicines out of their reach.
  • Let the counter be occupied for the appliances you frequently use.
  • Wipe down the countertops of your cabinets at least once a month.
  • Let the cabinets around the stove be reserved for cooking-related items like measuring cups, spices, oils, and seasonings.
  • Analyze your cooking habits and requirements, for instance if you do a lot of chopping, keep a good chopping block handy.
  • Clean the counters and the kitchen sink from outside with disinfectants every night after clearing up.