5 Unique Kitchen Organization Tips
Have you been busy in the kitchen lately, spending what feels like hours reorganizing and cleaning the space after you’ve prepared your meal? Sometimes the worst part about cooking is the necessary clean up afterwards. However, cooking doesn’t have to be a drag when you have the proper organization to make the process easier and more efficient. If you think you’ve heard every organization tip in the book, think again! Here are some unique ways to spice up your kitchen that will help make clean-up and organization an afterthought.
- Jars, Containers, and Label Makers
While shopping for foods you need, you’re more interested in getting the right product instead of being concerned about how the food will be stored in your pantry. Foods and food packaging come in all different shapes and sizes which can be overlooked when considering how you want to organize your pantry. Dry foods and snacks that don’t need to be stored in their original packaging can be moved and restored into mason jars, containers, or any storage option that will keep the food fresh. This will make the pantry look more uniform and polished and will help speed up organization after meal prepping. With uniform jars, it will be difficult to differ one product from another. If you haven’t already, purchase a label maker to keep in your kitchen to make labels for all of your jars and containers in the pantry. You can customize it to whatever font or size you want but having everything properly labeled will speed up the cooking and cleanup process.
- Cutting Boards
Cutting boards are one of those tools that’s so flat you’ll feel inclined to squeeze into any small, free space in your kitchen, but you use them so often that it’d be best for them to be easily accessible. Thankfully cutting boards are versatile so you have quite a few storage options. If you have multiple smaller cutting boards and not a huge budget to work off of, try purchasing a organizer rack like THIS. If you only have a few cutting boards and you’d like them to be reachable at all times in the kitchen, hang them up! You can attach a rope or string to the handheld part of the cutting board and hang them on a free space on your wall or the end of your kitchen counter. If you’re in the process of designing your kitchen or renovating, adding a pull-out drawer feature to your kitchen drawer set is the best way to make your kitchen as neat as possible and keep your cutting boards organized!
- Bar Cart
You already have your supplies and food to organize in the kitchen, don’t bother trying to make a space for your drink supplies! Find a bar cart that goes with your kitchen theme and keep all of your drinks in one place. This is great for when you have guests over because you can move it from room to room. Storing alcohol on the kitchen counters takes up space that you’ll need for meal prep, and makes the kitchen look messier than it needs to.
- Dish Drying Rack
Drying your dishes next to your sink may seem like the easy go-to option for clean-up, but what if there was a way to dry your dishes without taking up that usable counter space? Especially if you don’t have a dishwasher, find a dish drying rack such as this to keep above your sink. This organization tool will help you save space and keep you accountable for putting away your clean dishes.
- Drawer Organizers
Whether it’s for your silverware, your plates, or your food storage containers, it’s best to have everything in your kitchen separated and organized in a tidy manner. There are several options for dividing up your kitchen drawers, including plastic trays, drawer dividers, and utensil organizers such as THIS. This type of organization will help make everything in your kitchen easy to find and your clean-up process will quickly become second nature.
Cheers to better organization in one of your most common work spaces! You’ll be bound to have an amazing cooking experience by implementing even just a few of these ideas!