Welcome to the next post in the #MakeItHappenBlogHop series! This month’s theme was organisation so today I’m showing you how to organise your kitchen, by showing you around mine! I recently moved house (by recently I mean literally 1 week ago, hence why things have been quiet around here!) and of course the first thing that had to be unpacked was the kitchen! I absolutely loved organising all my cupboards and really thinking about where everything was going to go now I had a good opportunity!
Here are my top tips for kitchen organisation!
Store Items According to Their Function
When you’re planning out your kitchen layout, walk around your kitchen and put yourself in the places you will be performing certain tasks. Once you are there, make a list of the items you need to do those tasks and then try to store them within hand reach of that place. If you do this for the major tasks in the kitchen you will save a TON of time by not walking around everywhere trying to find everything.
Use Storage Boxes in Hard to Reach Areas
Some of my kitchen cupboards are slightly taller than is comfortable for my height and reach. In order to solve this problem, rather than standing all my jars and bottles loose on the shelf as I normally would, I used some small storage boxes from Ikea to keep them tidily tucked away. It is much easier to slide a box out, use what I need and slide the whole thing back in, than fumble around with loose jars and risk breaking them!
Keep Crockery Near the Washing Up Area
The majority of things I use on a daily basis are plates, bowls and cutlery. I tried to store these things near the washing up area to cut down on the time spent emptying the dishwasher. Now, rather than having to go back and forth all over the kitchen, I can empty the dishwasher quickly and efficiently into the nearby cupboards.