How to Organize Your Kitchen
Here are some tips to organize your kitchen to make cooking easier.
1: Get rid of unnecessary stuff. Just like your closet, every year or so, look at each item and ask yourself when you last used it. If the answer is “never” or “seldom”, think about selling, donating or tossing it.
2: Relocate seldom-used items. Items such as holiday dishes, roasting pans, good silverware – should go on the highest shelf. If you have space atop your cabinets, stash items up there in a decorative basket. Or consider moving these items to the spare room closet or under the bed – anyplace that won’t be in the way of your daily cooking and cleaning.
3: Keep the things you use most close at hand. Think about having a hanging rack and a wall knife strip. Keep a jar near the stove for wooden spoons and the spatula you use for everything.
4: A place for everything, and everything in its place. Always put items in the same place, so you always know where it is.
5: Avoid hot locations for food storage. Food should be stored in a cool, dry location. Don’t place your spice rack on a wall by the oven or in the sun, where it’s exposed to light and heat,
6: Keep items near their place of use. Pots, pans cooking utensils should be stored near the cooktop. However, per tip #5 above, put spices in a drawer or inside a cabinet instead of near the heat source. Dishes and silverware should be near the dishwasher. Keep cleaning supplies near the sink.
7: Heavy things don’t go in high places.
8: Place like with like. For example – keep all bowls on one shelf and all plates on a second, or keeping all the canned goods together in one area.
9: Customize your cabinets. Consider adding more shelves to fit shorter items like mugs and tumblers, or hanging storage racks on doors.
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