“Everything in its place and a place for everything” isn’t just a saying Grandma cross-stitched on a pillow. It’s also the best of the kitchen organization tips you can apply. For most people, though, an organized kitchen is a dream to be achieved someday after retirement when the kids have moved out and life is less hectic. Reversing years of bad organization habits seems like too daunting a task to ever really tackle.
But it is possible to keep the heart of your home clear of clutter without spending weeks on boring cleaning projects. It’s time to stop procrastinating, be honest about what you really need, and reclaim the space you use to cook meals and enjoy time with family and friends. Here are our top kitchen organization tips to try today.
Adjust your shelves.
Most shelves can be reconfigured. Take time to move them up or down to take advantage of vertical space.
Keep your favorite housewares within reach.
Place housewares near where you use them (think silverware by the table) so you can grab it all quickly. Reserve the prime spots for everyday items. Your favorite mug can be at eye level, a cheese board up high.
Sort out your under the sink storage.
Tired of the clutter under your sink? Use baskets, stackable shelves, and more organizing systems to spruce up this overlooked space.
Find a hiding spot for all your canned food.
Your canned food won't take up too much space when you tuck it away in this rolling shelf organizer.
Use printable kitchen labels.
Stay organized by labeling all your kitchen containers and jars with stylish labels.
Organize your soap supplies.
Keep your counters dry and clutter free by using a decorative cake stand to house your soap and sponge.
Arrange cookware into workstations.
Store similar items; like baking tools in one cabinet so you don't need to zigzag around to make a cake.
Create a schedule for clearing scattered items.
Shoes, backpacks, water glasses: If it moves from room to room, it can get lost along the way. Designate can't-miss spots to collect strays (like the bottom of the stairs), then adopt a realistic schedule for clearing them, like before bed or every Saturday morning.