It can be pretty hard to become a cooking expert if one works in a cluttered kitchen.
If you are into cooking, then you know how convenient all kitchen supplies can be. But what if you find yourself owning too many “helpful” cooking accessories? Pans and pots easily add up, small appliances can take half of your counter space, utensils can prevent you from closing the drawers, and your pantry can look like a total mess.
Then, cooking becomes complicated and unpleasant, which is definitely something you’d want to avoid. Luckily, there is a number of amazing kitchen solutions that can help you regain control of your cluttered kitchen.
Below you will find five great kitchen organisation tips!
- Think of a Plan
A good plan is a basis for every successful undertaking. In order to make reorganising easier, separate your kitchen into categories. Then, work on reorganising one category at a time; that will help you feel less overwhelmed during the process. Do your pantry today, your cabinets tomorrow, junk drawers on Friday, etc. Don’t move on to the next category until you have finished the previous one.
- Throw Away Excess Products
Broken plates and glasses, expired foods, and mismatched storage containers shouldn’t be in your kitchen; throw all of those away and make some space. However, if you have utensils, storage containers, and appliances that are in good condition, but you never seem to use them, consider donating or selling them.
- Keep Only the Basics
Don’t lie to yourself when sorting through your items. Get rid of every item that you haven’t used in the last year.
- Start Clean
Before you put the items back inside, clean your drawers and empty your cabinets. Also, change the shelving paper and wash all the items that you’ve decided to keep.
- Classify the Items
While putting the items back into the cabinets, classify them into groups such as: everyday, baking, special occasion dishes, etc. You can even look for kitchen storage solutions at local stores — those will help you stay ultra-organised. Put aluminium foil, plastic bags, and other wrappings together in a drawer located close to the refrigerator.
- Invest in a Storage Unit
If you really have a lot of things that you don’t use but don’t want to get rid of either, consider renting a self-storage unit. U Store It Self Storage can help you declutter your kitchen once and for all.
Self-Storage for Kitchen Items – What You Need to Know
- Protecting fragile items
When your glassware starts taking up too much space, consider moving it to self storage. Before you do so, though, wrap every item in bubble wrap or a durable packing paper. That will protect your items during the move and while they are at the storage unit. If you want to store silverware, make sure to wrap it in a newspaper to prevent it from tarnishing.
- Storing your pans, pots, and bowls together
If you nest your pots and pans within one another, you will gain a lot of extra space. You can do that with bowls as well. Plus, packing these items in a box will be easy once you employ this trick.
- Putting small appliances in plastic bins
If you don’t have enough space for all the appliances in your kitchen, move them to self storage too. However, before you do so, put them in plastic storage bins with lids to protect them. These bins are very durable and easy to stack; plus, you can see what’s inside without opening them. Also, they are very affordable and come in various sizes.
- Packing up things that you rarely use and bringing them to U Store It Self-Storage
It doesn’t matter if you are preparing to cook professionally or mastering the skill for yourself and your family; if you don’t have ample space, you will have trouble baking your way to success. So, consider packing up all the items that you use very rarely (once a year or less), and storing them in one of our self-storage units. They will be safe there for as long as you want, and you will finally have enough space to cook freely.