5 Storage Tips To Increase Kitchen Space
Posted by admin | Kitchen | Posted on December 4th, 2012
Did you know that your kitchen is the most often used room in your home? As such, it’s typically also the messiest room in your home. If you are tired of looking at the clutter in your kitchen, it’s time to get organized. Here are five tips to use if you want to increase your kitchen space:
1. Dedicated Junk Drawer
Every kitchen needs a great junk drawer. This is the place where you can put unopened mail, extension cords that you can’t bring yourself to throw away, and all of those little odds and ends that seem to accumulate on your counters. The trick to a perfect junk drawer is to organize it well. Instead of just shoving things that you don’t want to look at into the drawer, organize it with small bins, jars and baskets.
2. Lazy Susan
If you have a lazy Susan in your kitchen, use it wisely. Instead of storing food in your cupboard, use it for small appliances that aren’t used on a daily basis. With just a quick turn, you’ll have these appliances at the tips of your fingers. Consider storing your toaster, electric mixer, Crockpot, blender and any other items that are currently residing on your counters, taking up space.
No matter what kind of cupboards you have, you can find pullouts to fit them at your local home improvement store. Pullouts can turn deep, unused cabinets into fantastically accessible storage space. You can find pullouts for storing your pots and pans, dishes, food stuffs and even cleaning supplies. You can even find a pullout that will store your kitchen bin out of sight.
4. Pantry Organization
If you don’t have your pantry organized, you are not only wasting valuable space, but you’re wasting precious minutes every time you have to hunt for something that you need. Utilize plastic food storage containers for your dry goods, baskets or bins for your cookie cutters and baking supplies, and appropriate containers for other items that are filling your pantry. How you organize these containers is up to you. You may want to organize them by use, by flavor or even by category. No matter how you organize, do so in a way that makes sense to you.
5. Throw It Away
Do you have small items in your kitchen that you don’t use but can’t bear to part with? These items are only adding to your clutter. As you start your organizing, empty each drawer into a cardboard box or plastic tote. As you need an item, pull it out, use it, clean it and find a place for it. At the end of 30 days, whatever is left in the box should be donated, thrown away or recycled. This is a fabulous idea for your kitchen and every other room in your house that needs a good sprucing up.
Getting organized in the kitchen will not only create more space, it will save you time. Follow the tips above as a starting point and continue to organize. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at what your “new” kitchen looks like when you’ve finished.
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