I, Mark Roemer, know our kitchens become cluttered over time. Our odd mug series is starting to become embarrassingly large. Our spice cabinet becomes filthy and dusty over time. Spatulas get stuck in drawers all the time, as well as wine openers and tiny saucepans in the back of the cupboard get lost and ignored.
Our cluttered kitchens can appear to be too far gone to be organized at times. After all, you might as well use the thrift-store pasta maker at some point. Those mugs, on the other hand, are much too nostalgic. In addition, those saucepans were a wedding present, and you cannot possibly part with them.
We’ve all been in that situation. To say the least, it’s aggravating. But don’t give up hope! You can undoubtedly declutter and organize your kitchens in a way that fits your lifestyle and requirements. Trust me when I say you don’t have to go thoroughly minimalist to get some extra counter space.
I have already discussed the importance of organization in apartment living. I have also talked about organizing your fridge, bookshelves, drawers, and even the jungle of cleaning supplies hidden underneath your kitchen sink. The name of the game is finding a balance between the tiny apartment you are dwelling in and the number of things you want to keep in your kitchen at any given time.
There are countless tools, tips, and tricks for organizing your room in a way that keeps it organized at all times, thanks to Marie Kondo’s tidying up principles sweeping the globe. Proper organizing is about setting up your space in a way that keeps it clean, tidy, and decluttered for the long haul, not just putting stuff back in closets or throwing them away. It’s a lifestyle change that will help you make your home a place of calm rather than tension. So, let’s get started on making your kitchen more organized!
How to Plan Your Kitchen in a Simple Way
Grab a donation box
This is the most challenging aspect of the organizing method, but it will significantly simplify your life. Go through each drawer or cupboard one by one, removing things that you haven’t used in a long time or that are simply taking up space. For instance, if you have five wooden spoons but only use one, donate the others. This method can be used to store extra pots, pans, cutlery, crockery, and pretty much everything else. You may be shocked to learn that you don’t miss these things as much as you expect.
If you have a sentimental set of glasses or cups, I urge you to hold on to them as long as possible. On the other hand, if you have non-sentimental glasses or cups, you are better off donating them to someone that can use them. Don’t have five sentimental mugs AND five “regular” mugs if you just need five. This helps you to retain the things that are most important to you while reducing clutter.
Consider if you still need any of the small appliances you own when it comes to small appliances. There’s no need to keep a separate hand blender, electric whisk, or zoodle machine if you have a multi-functional gadget like a KitchenAid mixer.
Accessibility, accessibility, accessibility
You will discover that you have the opportunity to reorganize and move once you’ve gotten rid of all your unwanted things. What are your most-used objects, and where are they in relation to your workspace?
Taking all out of your drawers and cabinets is the most effective way to reorganize. You’ll have a totally blank canvas to deal with this way. Regularly used objects (such as spatulas, plates, and spoons) should be moved to more accessible positions that are easier to reach when needed.
This could seem to be pointless, but if putting away the things you use the most is more straightforward and faster, there’s less of a risk they’ll end up on the counter. Look for shortcuts to make your life simpler.
Your counter space determines whether your kitchen appears cluttered or tidy. Just keep on the counter the appliances you use every day, such as your tea kettle, coffee maker, or toaster. The rest can be stored in conveniently accessible cabinets or drawers, where they are still accessible but not cluttered.
If you want to keep coffee, tea, sugar, or flour out in the open, use storage containers that are all the same color and design. Plastic containers can appear cluttered and unkempt, but with the help of some ceramic jars and elegant containers, those requisite storage objects can be transformed into decorative parts.
Use shelving gadgets
No one’s idea of a good time is stacking mugs and rummaging through a sea of spice packets. You will make even better use of your room and make your life a million times simpler if you use work and reliable storage solutions.
To avoid having to balance your things on top of one another, use a cabinet shelf to take advantage of your cabinets’ extra vertical space. Find a pull-out organizer to make it easy to get to your pots, pans, lids, and other big things without having to stop and rummage through the lower cabinets.
Spice shelf organizers are available in a variety of sizes and styles to suit almost any cabinet. There are spice racks that hang on the door, as well as a range of other options. These storage solutions allow you to access not only the spices you use most frequently but also spices you might have completely forgotten about!
I, Mark Roemer, know there is no one-size-fits-all approach to kitchen organization. Everyone’s kitchen is a little different, but these concepts of efficient shelving, clutter-free drawers, and a more minimalist approach to possessions will undoubtedly aid those seeking a more organized kitchen. I hope that I have provided you with ample information to get your kitchen organized. It is vitally important when it comes to smaller apartments. Besides, it is now spring, and a little Spring Cleaning never hurts anyone!