After the drawers are organized, head to the pantry. This is another case where things are often left to fall apart because the door can be shut. In order to shop smart and know what ingredients you have on hand, organize your pantry. Determine what must be kept in the pantry and then figure out the best way to store it. Some things will stay fresh longer if they are in glass containers. Also be sure edible items are up off of the floor by at least six inches.
Getting organized one drawer at a time takes only minutes. Pick a drawer, set the timer and go to it. The feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment is inspiring. This system can be used for any kind of drawer that requires decluttering. Every kitchen is different and space may be limited but by finding a kitchen organizing solution for your kitchen will help make the most out of what space you have. Again, the goal is to have a functional kitchen where everything has its place and you actually enjoy being in it!
Any kitchen organizing solution begins with uncluttering. Take everything out of the drawer. Sort items into one of 3 piles based on how regularly you use the item. Sorting by your/family usage is easier and helps weed out under utilized or infrequently used kitchen items. For each item place it in one of three piles; regularly used pile; less often used pile or, almost/never used pile. This way you are getting rid of kitchen declutter. The almost never used pile of items is the pile for charity or to throw out. The exception are those items, like a turkey baster for instance, used for annual events like holidays. Try and keep these items to a minimum or better yet store them away with the other same seasonal items. For instance, the nut cracker you pull out every December, keep it with your other items you store for this time of year. For the less often used pile look to dispose of duplicates, worn out, novelty items no longer used. Keep the regularly used items. A general rule of thumb is 25% of the stuff we currently have, we can live without. See if you are living by this rule.
If you choose flimsy kitchen hardware products, you will regret your choice in a very short time. Your drawer pulls can bend or scratch. They can discolor easily, more than certain metals that age naturally and beautifully. They will make your kitchen drawers look cheap. It does not take a fortune to buy durable kitchen hardware for your kitchen drawers.
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home and it will probably be one of the busiest and often used. While the chef of the family may consider the kitchen their own personal domain, kitchens are also gathering spaces for family gatherings and evenings of entertaining. Whether you are working, eating or visiting, you will probably spend time in the kitchen in your own home or in the homes of others. This is why it is important for homeowners to keep their kitchens organized and clean. If you plan ahead and create a system, it will be easier and less time-consuming to do this. Start by storing edible items safely. The last thing you want is to waste items that spoil or to have to smell items that have gone bad. Food packaging and corrugated boxes help to keep things fresh. You can also put items into special storage containers that are intended to extend their shelf life.
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