In this day and age kitchen management is important – very important, in fact if you want to live and stay healthy. Also, having a good, clean and arranged kitchen is a huge convenience. You don’t want to spend 30 minutes getting your things in order after you want to make yourself a dinner after hard day’s work.
It is said that organized people have their wardrobe and kitchen set in place at all times. It is something they don’t compromise on. This teaches us that kitchen management is important and should be taken seriously.
Having said that, who has the time these days? There is so much stuff, so much food, processed food is all over the place and we are all making more rubbish than ever before. How on earth can you manage your kitchen. Making it organized is a dream, it is impossible – right? Wrong.
Without going into heavy stuff like construction of shelves or units to put your stuff into, we will look at the most basic stuff you can do.
Glass jars for storage
You might argue that glass jars are more expensive than plastic food containers or jars – but trust me, they are worth it. Glass containers are healthier, they have fewer toxins than plastic. From an aesthetical point of view, glass jars look much better.
However, even that is not their greatest merit when we talk about organization of a kitchen. Glass storage jars allow you to see what’s inside without opening the lid. This can speed things up when you are cooking.
To add an extra touch of creativity, use different shapes of jars for your pastas, baking ingredients and snacks.
Drawer organizers can be a gift from heaven. You may not think of its usefulness right now but you will. Drawer organizers are creatively designed separators that compartmentalize your drawers. Each designated compartment allows everything to have its own place, no more mixing and matching. The pain of going through various items to find a bottle opener is gone.
Like I said before, if you haven’t used drawer organizers before you have no idea how useful and time saving they are.
The biggest tip to keep in mind is; when you go out to buy them make sure you have measured your drawers properly. Normally the drawer organizers are standard size and can fit most drawers.
Multi-level storage racks
Multi-level storage racks are a great device if you want your kitchen to look neat, clean and organized. Their biggest plus point is that they offer a full view of your spices collections (or whatever you choose to put in them). What they do best is free up the clutter and space out your shelves.
When buying storage racks you should keep in mind to make them as small and compact as possible. There are gigantic storage racks available in the market as well but they are for commercial usage not for pantry organization.
Baskets are a very decorative things. You can put it anywhere and anything in it. They are simplistic and look pretty. Baskets can be ideal for storing kids’ craft supplies, extra napkins and paper items, as well as keeping your dry baking ingredients in one compact place.
It happens every single time. When you have organized everything and a couple of weeks pass and everything is back to “normal” again, in complete disarray. We are busy in our lives and don’t pay attention and everything gets messed up.
There is a magical solution for this problem. Label everything. It may seem like a useless fix but believe me, it will sort everything out. You won’t have to worry about things getting misplaced or end up at the wrong shelf anymore. Labelling stuff works like a charm.