No matter the size of your kitchen, you can turn it into a beautifully arranged spot with these 13 essential kitchen organization ideas to DIY.
So, you have a small kitchen, and you are overwhelmed with the number of kitchen items that you have. You are lost and have no clue how to arrange your things or organize your pantry? I feel you, getting your stuff organized in a small space can be daunting sometimes. But don’t feel lonely! No matter the size of your kitchen, you will always have the feeling that it is not organized up to perfection.
When it comes to kitchen organization, you want your cupboards, drawers, appliances, pantry, and every corner well-arranged and in place. But in place does not only mean stacked or hidden or covered. You will spend most of your time in the kitchen, in a hurry to prepare meals and please your crowd. Hence, all items should and must be accessible. This is non-negotiable.
Think of your kitchen organization as a DIY project. And consider arranging your kitchen as part of your home décor revamp. You will then get more excited and anticipate your objective at the end of this tunnel. If you feel like your kitchen is a mess, start by identifying the primary areas to organize. Then move on to the least urgent tasks. And step by step, you will see your kitchen being upscaled, and your little kingdom turning into your preferred spot in the house.
So, let’s tackle together these 10 steps that will help DIY your kitchen organization.
If your kitchen is small, then you may end up having some jars and containers over the counter. That’s why one way to wisely organize your kitchen is by displaying beautiful containers that serve well both from a capacity and display level.
Arranging your jars, bottles, and even dry goods in baskets is a great idea. But when it comes to short items, or tall items one in front of the other, you may need a little help to identify the place of your items later. Pantry labels are a great way to organize your pantry. Make them consistent, simple, and readable. You will be able to spot a nice pattern when you open the pantry door right after placing these labels in their place.
Define what are the cooking items that you use the most. Then get a tray that best suits your kitchen décor, color palette, and style. Next, start placing the cooking items in the tray one next to the other. Finally, place the tray next to your stove and here you go!
Kitchen organizations call to free spaces over the counter to more essential items. Hence, a rack to hang on paper towels is a great option. Ditch the standing towel holders and go ahead with a hung paper towel rack.
Just like cooking essentials, many items over the counter can be organized in trays. Sugar, salt, coffee, and tea canisters can fit as well in one tray at the corner of your countertop. A clearer and arranged countertop is a great start for an organized kitchen.
When your pantry or kitchen cupboards are tight in width or vertically built, it is worth finding the right way to benefit from the vertical space. See-through baskets are what you need. What’s even better is to have shelves in between to stack these baskets or kitchen items and pull them out when needed.
There is no harm in arranging your kitchen towels horizontally. However, when your kitchen cupboard or drawer is tall, then a vertical setup will be your ultimate go-to option. With dividers in between, you will be able to benefit from the whole space wisely.
When you start stacking your drawers with kitchen tools, you may have unused space here and there that you can benefit from. Adding separators and inserts in these drawers will help you benefit from these lost spaces.
The dilemma of organizing a utensils’ drawer is continuous. Whether you have a small drawer or a big one, arranging this drawer is a challenge. There are two options though to organize your utensils. One option is to get utensils to rack with specific dividers for tall, short, and wide utensils. The other option is to create your dividers in the drawer based on your utensils and your need.
Do not be afraid to have shelves instead of cupboards in your kitchen. When these shelves match the look and feel of your kitchen and are well organized, then they will aesthetically serve the purpose. You can benefit from baskets, canisters, and boxes to organize the items on these shelves and benefit from this DIY space to store your kitchen items.
For most of us, cleaning products are placed under the sink in the kitchen. But with a range of cleaning products, this place can easily become chaotic. Placing baskets under the sink to organize these products is essential. You may place two deep baskets in parallel and divide these between floor and kitchen cleaning products. But wait! How about hanging small baskets on the inner side of the door? You can place sponges, towels, and any sort of products that you consume very often without the hassle of digging in the other baskets to grab them.
Whether you decide to fold them or just stack them all in one place, make sure they are actually in the right place. There are plastic bags organizers that you can purchase and hang behind your kitchen door, or simply take advantage of an empty container to store your plastic bags. You can hide this container under the sink and no one will know.
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