Whether you are going to organize your kitchen because you just moved in, or you are getting ready to sell, having an organized kitchen makes all the difference when you are preparing a meal, or you just want to enjoy your space.
Organizing your kitchen may seem perplexing but here are 5 simple ways to get started!
1. Draw and dismiss
To start, it’s important to literally see every item in your kitchen and start from a blank slate. So draw out, assess the damage then dismiss the unnecessary things that you don’t need in your kitchen but before you do that you must ask yourself:
- Is it necessary
- Does it work
- Do I love it
You must consider having a functional space, having as clear a counter as possible. Then you can actually enjoy being in the kitchen.
2. Give it a good clean
Once you have everything out of your cabinets and drawers, this is the best time to give everything a good wipe down. Margaret and Stetson, organization influencers at @EverythingEnvy, say: “The best way to clean those empty cupboards is by using a little dish soap in a tub of warm water and a sponge. Dish soap removes any oily or sticky residue that may be lurking on the shelves and leaves a nice clean feeling.”
3. Make a new plan for your kitchen
Make your plan according to how much you use your items, where they are used in the kitchen, and the size and shape of your cupboards and drawers. Assess your entire kitchen and group cabinets and drawers into zones. The easiest way to do this is to have a notepad and pen and write it down, including which items belong in which zones.
4. Position all items correctly
Keep items you use the most at eye level and the pieces that see a little less use further away or up higher. If you can’t easily see or access something, the less likely you are to use it. Making everything as accessible as possible will make your kitchen as efficient as possible.
5. After reorganizing, evaluate
Keep on it, so that after a month, you can take a moment to reflect on how the organization is going. Then define any problem areas and reevaluate. Try to stay on top of the pantry and make it a yearly goal to do a declutter.
Give me feedback…
Let me know what you think. Are you going to put this into motion because you want to move someday or are your organing the kitchen you just moved into? Or did you just need to organize your kitchen, the one you have been in and love too much to move?
Comment below, I can’t wait to hear all about it.