In January we are focusing on eating healthier. Jill shares kitchen organizing tips this month that will help all of us get our kitchens more organized! Think you need a bigger kitchen? Read on…
Do you wish you had a bigger kitchen or feel your storage is lacking? Stop looking at larger homes on the market and use the following tips to maximize your current storage space.
1. First and foremost, eliminate items. Empty a stuffed cabinet or drawer. Sort and group everything in order to see what you own. Donate duplicate items and items you no longer need or use. Were you aware you had a mug and spatula collection?
2. Use drawer dividers inside drawers. This will prevent your drawers from becoming a jumbled mess. When it’s divided up and thinned out, you’ll be able to find what you need in a snap.
3. If you are short on drawer space, use a crock or other sturdy container to hold utensils, especially the utensils you cook with daily.
4. Rarely used small appliances and special serving dishes do not need to take up space in your kitchen. Relocate these to your basement or another area.
5. Use lower and more accessible cabinets for everyday items. Upper cabinets should hold dishes and other kitchen items you don’t use on a daily basis.
6. Think outside of the cabinets. Attach a magnetic knife holder or a mug rack to your wall. Pots and pans could be hung from a ceiling or a wall rack.
7. Use your cabinet doors for storage. Install stick-on hooks on the backs of cabinet doors for pot holders, towels, and other lightweight items.
Your kitchen has enough space, it’s just waiting to be discovered.