Once things are fresh and covered, dig into your kitchen drawers. This is often one of the most disorganized parts of a kitchen because people think nobody looks in their drawers other than those using them. However, even if this is true, using disorganized drawers adds to stress and frustration when cooking. Everyone knows how annoying it is to reach into a drawer while cooking three of four items on the stove, only to see a giant mess and no whisk, spatula or stirring spoon. Use drawer organizers to divide items into categories and if you feel like there are no organizers that suit your needs, make your own.
Ask yourself these simple questions. How often do I use this item? If regularly used doesn't come top of mind, then toss the item into the garbage or put aside to give to charity. Also, for multiples of the same thing, ask yourself how many do I use? Recently, I found I had multiple wooden spoons, four of them in fact; I really only use 2 of the 4 - why keep 4 when 2 are used? So I put them in a give away pile for charity, in my case Value Village.
Your kitchen storage space requirements depend upon your cooking and shopping habits, the size of the household and your individual lifestyle. If stored items are organised, then finding and accessing them becomes much easier and quicker. A skilled kitchen designer can work with you to improve your storage space utilisation - enhancing both ergonomics and access.
There are now many clever solutions for the 'blind kitchen corner cabinet' available. Utilising this area for items that you don't need to access regularly is often the best solution. However, if you don't have the luxury of space then products such as a Lazy Susan (and the pull-out Lazy Susan) can greatly increase the accessible space. A wide range of other solutions are also now available such as sliding, swinging or expanding systems.
First is to consider the materials that the organizers were made of. For most green homeowners, the bamboo is becoming a very trendy material to be used. Aside from its amazing aesthetic appeal, it is also easy to maintain and it is self renewing in terms of its aspects with nature. The solid wood is another green choice and if you would look at the manufacturer's manual if it is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, then you would know that it is highly sustainable.
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