Your kitchen is where you make the family meals. It’s where you really wake up with several cups of coffee and, in most households, is the central gathering focus for the family.
So. maximize your kitchen space especially if you have a small kitchen.
Here’s some tips to make the best use of your kitchen.
- Here’s the first and most obvious. Organize according to uses. Put all cooking pots and pans together. Put baking and cooking materials in one cabinet such as flour, spices, sugar, olive oil, etc. Then put all other food items like your rice, canned goods, pasta, etc. in another.
- Tier your spices. There are small three step tiered shelves that fit perfectly in a cabinet that maximizes the vertical space in one area. Some experts say to alphabetize them but I think that’s a little obsessive and weird. Put the most used spices in front – salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano, etc. Come on, how many times do you use Tarragon? Put that one in the back when you use it that infrequent time.
- If you have a cooking island, use hanging shelves for ladles, oven mitts, spice racks, etc.
- If you have high vertical cabinets, get vertical dividers. They’re fairly cheap and store cooky sheets, serving platters, pans and such. You can even put hooks in the vertical dividers to fully maximize the space.
- Rotating shelves within your cabinets. This way you’re not reaching in the back knocking things all over making a bunch of clanking noise.
- You know that small sliver of space under the kitchen sink next to the water pipe? Get a narrow, vertical shelve to hold sponges, soap, dishwasher liquids and the like.
- Pull-out shelves. They need to be tiered to maximize the entire cabinet.
- I know you already have one but it needs to be just one – a junk drawer. The one where you put, well, your necessary junk in. We all have them and need them and we need to just come out of the closet (pun intended) and be proud but useful with our junk drawer but you need to whittle it down to one!
Those are enough tips to hopefully re-think how you use your kitchen space.
Just another ShopRTO home lifestyle tip.