An organised kitchen is the key to maintaining an efficient and resourceful space where you can remain stress-free and in control of your surroundings. We understand the importance of innovative and practical design, which is why we believe that an organised kitchen should remain the hub of your home all year round.
Organising your kitchen cupboards is often seen as a strenuous and daunting task, however, by setting aside some time to take back control of your cabinets, structure and control will soon follow.
Having a well-organised kitchen means you will save a lot of time cooking. By knowing exactly where everything is kept, you will no longer have to waste time running around, hunting through cabinets trying to find where everything is. This goes for meal planning as well; by having easy access to your ingredients, you will be able to see what you have and what you don’t have, saving time and effort in the overall process. Finally, cleaning also becomes a lot easier and less of a chore when each item has its own place to be stored. Take a look at our top tips on how to organise your kitchen cupboards in order to utilise the space in your home to its highest potential.
Categorise your equipment
The best place to start when organising your cupboards is to sort your items into categories. For example, it makes sense to place similar items near each other such as glassware and crockery or plates and bowls. The same also goes for food, try storing all your tinned food and dry ingredients together or if you’re a baker, store all your baking ingredients together in order to enhance the operation of your kitchen to its maximum efficiency. The more you categorise your items the easier it is for you, and others in your household, to remember where everything is.
Cut the clutter
Maintaining the clutter can often be hard but in doing so, it will make the biggest difference when arranging your kitchen items to a sustainable standard. Invest in some pull-out kitchen baskets to store loose items and stop food from spilling over into the rest of your storage space. Glass jars and bottles are also another good storage solution as well as a great way to see how much produce you have left.
Another essential task in the process of decluttering is organising your utensils. Over the years, you will naturally form a collection of spoons, whisks and spatulas without even realising. Take a step back from them all and carefully select a few of your favourites before throwing the rest away to make room for more storage space in your kitchen. If you’re unsure of which utensils you should keep, a handy tip is to wrap a piece of masking tape around each utensil to peel off every time you use it. After six months, you can then throw away any that haven’t been used, knowing they aren’t a regular item in your daily routine.
Utilise easy-to-reach space
By understanding the process of your kitchen habits, you will be able to easily identify the best storage solutions for your kitchenware. For example, pick out your most accessible countertop where you are most likely to prepare food on and then work outwards. Designate the space around it to store the cooking equipment you use most often such as oven trays, pots and pans and chopping boards. Next, set aside a space to store your crockery and glassware. These, again are used quite regularly, so it’s crucial that they are in an easily accessible place to reach. Finally, utilise your deep cupboards by installing a corner carousel to store away the things that you don’t use very often or any heavy appliances.
Get storage savvy
In order to get the most out of your kitchen storage, it’s important to consider every available space. Using hooks inside and outside of your cupboards will maximise your space in order to store those difficult items such mugs and utensils. Alternatively, you could install a pull out larder into your kitchen design to keep any hard to store food items away from public eye. Another great way to get storage savvy is to invest in a spice rack or knife block to add to your kitchen countertop. Not only are they convenient and practical but they can also add character to your kitchen, making you appear more organised and in control. Finally, make use of the storage under the sink to store headache items such as dishwasher tablets, washing up accessories, spare tea towels and a waste bin.
At Lark and Larks, we offer an extensive range of kitchen storage solutions including corner cabinet storage, base cabinet storage, larder unit storage and wall cabinet storage. For more information, feel free to get in touch and let one of our team help build the way to your dream kitchen!