Have you seen those aesthetically pleasing kitchen cupboards on TikTok or Instagram and wondered how to create a similar organised look in your own home? You’ve come to the right place!
Our kitchens are well known for being the “heart of the home”. Often becoming a space where everyone congregates to, eats, drinks, and socialises too. And that’s not even touching on the amount of cooking and food preparation that happens either! The kitchen is truly a diverse area of the home.
Keeping an organised kitchen can make meal preparation and cooking so much easier as everything is easily accessible. It is no surprise that having an organised home can improve your overall health, as it can lead to reducing stress and anxiety.
I love to design kitchens for my clients that help them to prepare meals in a way that promotes organisation and less clutter. It also helps them to reduce food waste as an organised kitchen allows them to see everything.
While it may seem overwhelming to start with, keeping an organised kitchen makes everyday life so much easier.
Here are some easy to follow ways of organising your kitchen like a pro!
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Decluttering the Kitchen
First up, is decluttering!
This may feel overwhelming if you have a lot of cupboards or drawers to work through, but it is well worth doing. From old food containers / tupperware and pots and pans you hardly use anymore, it’s time to work through every cupboard and drawer in a systematic way.
When working through this decluttering stage, go one-by-one and be as ruthless as you can. Do you need absolutely everything you have stuffed away in each cupboard?
While going through cupboards and drawers, don’t forget about the worktop! And what about those smaller appliances? Does anyone in the household use the blender anymore? It may be time to part ways with some of these appliances you no longer use.
Try to keep the worktop clear of unnecessary “stuff” too.
One trick I love to use in kitchens is drawer organisers! They are an absolute game changer when it comes to keeping kitchen drawers organised.
You can pick up drawer dividers relatively cheaply, and they help to create sections within a drawer. You can then keep utensils and cutlery neat and tidy. While drawer inserts for cutlery are fantastic, I find that having these drawer dividers to hand really helps to keep utensils separately.
If you struggle to find what you need mid-cooking, I highly recommend drawer dividers at a minimum to help organise drawers.
For larger or deeper drawers, perhaps where pots and pans are stored, choose bin compartments or expandable storage racks to store pots and pan lids in an organised fashion.
Fancy being extra boujee? Labelling containers is a great way of storing dry foods neatly within cupboards, while making them easier to see and identify.
This may seem like a step too far, but if you have the space it is well worth doing to create that aesthetically pleasing look inside the cupboards.
Aside from dry food containers for things like pasta, cereals, or lentils, you can even label smaller spice containers to store neatly in a cupboard or drawer.
Top Tip: Remember to add a small label to the base of the container with a best before date so you’ll never forget!
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Short on worktop or cupboard space? Make use of any vertical areas you have.
Do you have cupboards you can add extra shelves into to maximise the space more? Or consider adding small racks to the inside of cupboard doors to store smaller items. This can be super helpful for smaller spaces where storage is a premium.