How to give your Kitchen the Organization it Needs

An unorganized kitchen can be a nightmare to deal with. It makes meals harder to cook and cleaning almost impossible. To help you in your kitchen dilemma we at Ogden Self Storage have gathered some organization tips for you to try on your kitchen.

Empty all of your Cabinets

The best way to get an idea of all the items and kitchen accessories you have is by pulling everything out of your cabinets, drawers, and pantry. This way you can go through all of your kitchen items and decide what you can toss, store, or use. For the items that are mostly used during the holiday season or large family gatherings, you may want to consider placing them in a storage unit at Ogden Self Storage. This way you will have more available storage space in your kitchen.

Group Like Items Together

The best way to have an organized kitchen is by grouping like items together. Separate your items into different categories such as: baking goods, cookware, seasonal, and dishware. Then you have an idea as to how much of each item you have and how much space you will need in order to store them together.

Organize your Items

Now that you can see all the items you are going to keep in their respective groups, you can begin to organize them and put them away in designated cabinets. Keep the items you are going to use the most for cooking or baking near the stove. You might want to keep your dishes near the dishwasher or sink. Do what makes the most sense to you and provides a sense of ease around the kitchen.

Use Containers

The majority of your kitchen accessories may be small. This will cause a jumbled mess if they aren’t contained properly. The best way to control the clutter caused by various kitchen accessories is with clear containers. You can keep like items together in a labeled container that will also allow you to see what is being stored in each. These will easily fit in your cupboards or pantry and allow for easy grab and go use.

Use Available Vertical Space

Most kitchens are lacking when it comes to ready and available storage space. You might have to get creative and use the available vertical space that your kitchen provides. Place hooks underneath cabinets to hold mugs above the countertop. This will free up considerable cabinet space. You could also hang adhesive hooks on the inside of cabinet doors or pantry doors to hold tools such as measuring cups, oven mitts or other kitchen gadgets.