Part of moving into your new home is creating different storage solutions for every room. Everything should have a place so you can find a specific item when you need it. Consider your move as a chance to create a kitchen that is neat, tidy and organized. Here are several tips to help you create storage solutions for your new kitchen.
Create an Organizational System: The first thing you want to do is create an organizational system that works for you. You may decide to store everything by use, such as pots and pans, baking essentials and snacks. It may also be a good idea to store the items you use frequently where you can easily access them.
Hide Items In Plain Sight: Your first instinct may be to hide your utensils, appliances and ingredients. There is nothing wrong with hiding these items in plain sight. It looks attractive and makes it easy to access these items when you are cooking. You can use see-through containers, hooks and a butcher block with built-in slots to hide your items in plain sight.
Hanging Storage: Invest in self-adhesive hooks for hanging your utensils, oven mitts, pot holders and dish towels. You can also use self-adhesive strips to hang a long magnetic strip on the wall. Use the magnetic strip to store metal utensils or spices in metal containers. It will be easy to grab these items when you need them, and you are creating additional counter or shelf space for other items.
Store The Spices In a Drawer: There is nothing wrong with using a rack, lazy Susan or cabinet to store your spices. Have you ever thought of storing your spices in a drawer? It will be easy to grab the spices you need for your cooking. The drawer will also protect the spices from heat, moisture and sunlight.
Take Advantage of Containers: Use glass or plastic containers to store flour, sugar, pasta, cereal and candy. You can use wire baskets for non-perishable snacks such as crackers and pretzels, and you can use woven baskets for tea and coffee condiments. Metal tins are perfect for storing your cooking supplies and utensils.
Store Your Cookbooks: A small bookcase, empty drawer or cabinet can be used to store your cookbooks. Do you have a box full of recipe cards? Keep your recipes in one spot by storing the box next to your cookbooks. You can also use a binder with pocket page protectors to organize the recipe cards.
Use a Lazy Susan: A lazy Susan is great for organizing and accessing various items. All you have to is give it a spin and grab the item you need. Place the lazy Susan in your cabinet or on the counter, and use it store spices, non-perishable food or quick snacks.
Divide and Conquer: You can avoid a messy drawer by investing in drawer dividers. The dividers are designed for organizing items such as spoons, forks, knives, measuring cups and other utensils. You can also use shelf organizers for your cookware and dinnerware.
Organize The Pantry: Your pantry is the home of your non-perishable food, snacks, baking essentials and appliances. Whether you have a small pantry or a spacious walk-in pantry, it is important to create an organizational system for this spot alone. One idea is to group the items by canned and boxed goods, similar items or your weekly menu.
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