Surely you can recall times you’ve gone to cook or serve an amazing meal, but just couldn’t find the tools you needed. Perhaps, like me, this is because your kitchen is so disorganized. Now, while it doesn’t need to appear as put-together as the home-cooking shows we see on TV, a disorganized kitchen makes what should be a fun hobby a very frustrating hassle.
Adding flavor to your space and taste buds go hand in hand.
For instance, I’ve found that having a pair of kitchen scissors in a reachable container is well; shear genius. When I need to snip my fish or poultry, I can easily find it without rummaging through a host of other utensils in a drawer. Though small tools, they serve up a big helping in the kitchen.
Cut through your clutter in no time with five must-haves for organizing your kitchen. They’ll make cooking time a zesty experience indeed.
#1: Keep it in the Corner with Corner Racks
We all know how those awkward cabinet or counter spaces go unused because it’s hard to get kitchen tools or food items to fit. Make them more accessible and expand storage by adding one or two more shelves with corner racks.
Corner racks can be used inside of a cabinet to create shelves for different plate sizes – find your china easily before dinner is served. Depending on the size of the rack, these racks are also helpful for keeping a variety of canned goods separated for easy access.
#2: Put a Seal on it with Storage Containers
Are your dry foods like beans, rice, pasta and nuts still in the manufacturer’s bag, hidden behind other food supplies? Tired of rummaging through cabinets looking for that last ingredient that would make your pot sizzle? Bring food front and center in sleek, glass containers with airtight seals that preserve freshness.
Add Je ne sais quoi to your kitchen décor, while organizing the space!
Since most storage containers are made of glass, you can spruce up your kitchen décor by placing the containers on your counter. The biggest benefit of these containers is that they come in a variety of styles to give a modern look to your kitchen if you have the space.
#3: Keep Sugar & Spice & Everything that’s Nice Right at Your Fingertips
With the variety of modern and traditional designs that are available, there’s no reason not to add functionality to your kitchen with a spice rack. Stainless steel cylinders fit into an ultra-modern kitchen, and hardwood racks complement a classic kitchen design.
Spice racks are especially useful for people who have limited counter or cabinet space. Find them in your favorite food-storage store.
#4: Now Center It!
Moveable islands or carts are a great way to add cabinet space in a jiffy. The extra space to chop and mix isn’t the only benefit that you can enjoy from this addition. Storage space can be found in the form of open shelves or a closed cabinet area that works in the same way that the other cabinets in your kitchen work.
But don’t forget to protect your floors! You could ruin perfectly finished tile or hardwood floors with scuff marks. When choosing your island, find one with locking rubber casters that will guard your floor when moving.
#5: Lastly: Turn to a Lazy-Susan & Put Everything in its Place
These turntables swivel to 360-degree angles making hard-to-reach items more accessible. Use these to help organize cabinet shelves or get a portable one to display napkins on the table. Organizing your kitchen is a matter of utilizing tools like these that make finding things easier.
Don’t ruin that otherwise perfect chocolate cake, if you can’t find the measuring spoon. Get your kitchen in order with these must-have items and start whipping up that fabulous meal, like the fabulous cook that you are.