Why does it seem like kitchen organization is the bane of everyone’s existence? Including myself! Sometimes in life, it’s the simple things that work the best. Here are three secrets to kitchen organization that are right under your nose – and you will never believe where the inspiration from #2 came from!
1. Use Awkward Spaces to Your Advantage
We have an eight inch awkward space between the end of the island and the end of the floor, where the kitchen transitions to the keeping room. There were not a lot of options. Oh… and please ignore the condition of the floor. We are hoping to make the floor renovation our major project #1 this year. Fingers crossed!
There aren’t a lot of options for this space, but a tall vertical basket is perfect to hold all of my cutting boards. I have two wooden boards, a small quick use board, and color-coded boards for meats and vegetables.
It’s within easy reach from my preparation triangle, and it is a great space to hold items which are generally difficult to organize.
2. Use Your Prepositions
My eighth grade English teacher is friends with me on Facebook. She would be so proud that prepositions are the muse for this organization tip. Go over, under, through, and inside. No matter how small your space it, look at it in a different angle and see what you can do. I added a small metal basket with brackets to hold our three trash bag boxes – big trash, kitchen trash, and recycling. It’s on the door below the kitchen sink. Easy to reach and in the perfect spot for use.
I recently transitioned to all-natural dishwashing pods, and I use this vintage milk glass basket to hold the pods. I keep it under the sink, which is right beside the dishwasher. It’s pretty enough to keep out on the counter, but I try and keep the counter tops as clutter free as possible.
We have one cabinet space for our every day dishes, but this space for the melamine dishes was wasted until I added a basket that hung from the top shelf. Now, the bowls are stacked on the bottom, and the plates are within easy reach right above them.
Let Pinterest Be Your Guide
Finding the right measuring cups and spoons in “the drawer” has become the bane of my existence, so I decided to do something about it and come up with some great measuring cup organization. This idea is ALL OVER Pinterest and it was pretty easy to recreate. READ MORE…
Are you Inspired?
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