5 Steps To Organize Your Kitchen & Keep It That Way
Organize Your Kitchen For Good
It seems our kitchen are the areas of the home we want to always be clean, but yet the room is often the messiest. I’m constantly cleaning up the kitchen, but there are some systems I have put into place that have made this more simple. Here are my best ideas to help you organize your kitchen and keep it that way.
Clear It Out
Like tidying anything, a great first step for organizing your kitchen is having a good clear-out. Start by going through your fridge, freezer, and cupboards and throwing away any food that is expired.
Then, go through what’s left and separate anything that you know you aren’t going to use; This can then be donated to a shelter or thrown away if it’s no good.
Once you’ve tackled food, you need to sort through all of your crockery, utensils, pots, and pans, and clear out anything that is broken, duplicated, or you don’t ever use.
Lastly, don’t forget to throw out any old mail or takeout menus that you might have hidden in a drawer.
Learn more about decluttering your whole kitchen.
Group Similar Items
Before putting things back in cupboards and drawers, group similar items together. For example, you can put all of your pots and pans in the same cupboard, or hang them up together.
You can also put all of you mugs together and all of your drinking glasses together. The same goes for food too. Tins can all be stored in the same area, as can cereals, snacks, and baking ingredients.
I know this seems so simple, but sometimes we get in a hurry and things get jumbled. Have a place for everything in your kitchen and make it a habit to put things back where they go, right away.
By doing this, you will know exactly where to look if you need something.
Create A Cleaning Routine
Once your kitchen is in a state that you are happy with, you have to ensure it stays that way. To do this, you need to create some sort of cleaning routine and work on your cleaning habits.
For example, you can make sure that you wipe down the counter-tops and load the dishwasher each night.
Loading the dishwasher each night and unloading it in the morning will set you a more clean kitchen. Start doing this and it will become a habit. Unloading the dishwasher every night is the one habit that has changed my housekeeping game.
Cleaning routines are my thing. I keep my house tidy and I can do it just 15 to 20 minutes a day.
Hide The Unsightly
There always seems to be those things on the kitchen counter that we don’t really want to be there. For me, this is mail, my planner, pencils, etc.
I use these things in the kitchen so it would be silly of me to try and keep them in another room in the house. I have found it is better to hide them in a cute basket than let them sit out on the counter.
I use this adorable basket from target to keep my planner, notebook, pens/pencils, and some essential oils in.
Just be careful and don’t let these two areas get cluttered. Make sure you declutter them regularly.
Use Kitchen Cleaning Hacks
Have some tricks up your sleeve that will help you clean up your kitchen faster. Here are a few examples:
- get an oven liner to catch messes in the oven
- have a plate cover to prevent splashing in the microwave
- use an OXO scrub brush to make scrubbing dishes easier
- use silicone baking molds when making muffins and cupcakes
Read more of my kitchen cleaning tips for fast clean up.
I hope these tips help you get your kitchen in order. Once your kitchen is in order, it seems as if the rest of your house is too… I hope the same applies to you.
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