How to Organize a Kitchen
Before we start with how to organize a kitchen, always, always, always declutter
Most people try to arrange what they've already got, and then wonder
why they get frustrated!
It's so much easier to
clear out and get rid of
what isn't really adding
value to your life, and then organize
most people, 75% of their stuff is clutter
, and that
includes items in the kitchen.
Just imagine if you let
go of even 50%
of what's in your kitchen right
Half of those mis-matched
Half of the tupperware
that no longer has matching lids (or
that melted in the dishwasher).
Half of the spices
that you haven't used for sixteen years anyway
(spices DO lose their spicy-ness).
then go take a good look at all those appliances that
you just HAD to have
...you know, so you could create cozy
brunches at home with your special juicer and waffle iron and 'Sunday
If you DO use those
things, by all means keep and cherish them
use them often.
not, let them go.
They're simply making you feel guilty for not being
Martha Stewart in the kitchen (not to mention taking up a huge amount
of cupboard space counter space).
you have cleared the excess from your kitchen, it's time to set it up
to be functional, effecient, and wonderful to cook in.
To organize your kitchen into the five kitchen zones:
1: Food Preparation Zone
2: Cooking Zone
3: Cleanup Zone
4: Food Serving Zone
5: Food Storage Zone
Once you have
clearing out all of your kitchen clutter and set up your kitchen zones,
NOW you can focus on the specifics of how to organize a kitchen.
For more information on how to organize kitchen cabinets and
Dishes, Glasses, and Serving Pieces
Pots, Pans, and Bakeware
Small Appliances and Cookbooks
Silverware and Flatware
Mixing, Cooking, and Serving Utensils
I do love the
little racks that you can put in your cupboard to hold plates and cups,
so you don't have to stack the little plates in a big pile on top of
the big plates. Anything
that makes it super easy to get things out and
put them away
in a cupboard is a good thing.
If you're considering expanding, remodeling or adding to your kitchen, check out A Kitchen Design Ideas Checklist
This is a free checklist giving you tips and ideas on organizing and
how to save time and money on your kitchen remodel project!
When it gets right down to it, how to organize a kitchen well is mainly
about paring down to what really matters to you in your kitchen and
arranging it in a way that pleases you.