For many, the kitchen can be the perfect at-home getaway where you get to feel inspired, create, and whip up new and vintage dishes for family, friends, or even yourself. From the sweet sound of a sharp knife chopping away to the rich scent of whatever you happen to be making that day, your kitchen is the perfect place to unwind. But what about when it’s time for cleanup? Not having enough space in the kitchen can discourage the feeling of wanting to cook. Try some of these handy, affordable tricks to turn your kitchen area into a storage oasis.
Before you begin flipping your kitchen, make sure you have cleaned out any unwanted or expired food. It would be pointless to rearrange your kitchen area with food you no longer need or want. It’s best to start fresh and organize only what you need!
Ever half heartedly crumple an open bag of veggies or tater tots? If you plan on cooking the rest of the bag soon, you can simply close each bag with a binder clip and hang the binder clip onto the racks inside your fridge. This saves space and time having to sort and clean each bag and its contents.
Push soon-to-be expired food to one side of your fridge. This way, you’ll know what needs to be used or eaten first before you go diving into other unopened items. Once you’ve cleared those items out, you can move on to fresher ones.
Did you know that you can hang bottles with metal caps inside your fridge using only magnetic strips or individual magnets? Magnetic holders can easily be found online for a super reasonable price. You simply stick the adhesive portion to the top of your fridge and start sticking! Create more fridge space on top of using magnetic holders by installing additional shelving within your fridge to make more space to stack items.
Additional storage items can change the way you see your pantry. Where most pantries have anywhere from four to five levels, you can always create more by installing shelving. For example, if you are someone who loves to use a full spectrum of spices, you can use a carefully installed corner shelf within your pantry to efficiently stack and line up various spices.
Baskets can be a saving grace when it comes to more bulky items that usually end up lost within cabinets. You can always use canisters to display things like sugar, flour, and so on. But when there’s a product overflow, try placing large items like your rice and flour bags into a basket on the floor inside of your pantry. You will not only have an organized space for these items, but you will also have created additional compartments within your pantry. Switch your baskets to bins if you would prefer them to be better sealed.
Opening the doors of your cabinets can cause your heart to skip a beat. Will all of my cookware fall out? Is my tupperware going to collapse on top of me? By taking some time to set up your cabinets the way that you’d like, you can help save time and space when moving around the kitchen.
Start by adding in extra racks to better stack pots and pans. You can also use these racks to pile together other cookware such as baking dishes, pie pans, and pot lids. Next, incorporate hooks on the inside door panels to hang small kitchen utensils like measuring spoons and spatulas. Finally, consider adding slide out drawers to help you better organize items like plates, bowls, and other dishes.
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