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Organising your kitchen

Jun 28th, 2018 9:18 am   

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A disorganised kitchen can be a total nightmare. The last thing you need is to conduct a three-hour wild goose chase for the missing saucepan, knife, or mystery utensil. It usually ends up that your partner, children or passing borrower has left it in the most improbable of places - places you’d never dream of checking.

However, here a few tips on how to organise your kitchen and bring a little order back to the sprawling chaos. You might just have one less thing to juggle this Sunday.

Declutter the Kitchen

The first step to having a well organised kitchen is to ensure it is not only decorative, but it is also functional. The first step in creating an organised, functional space is to get rid of the junk. Find cupboard, dark corner of a shed, or a skip to put away those unwanted wedding / birthday / anniversary gadgets you’ve never really used, those juicers you bought when you were on that fad diet for a half a day or that fancy foamy latte maker that takes five hours and is too much effort to satisfy your caffeine dependence. Be ruthless and chuck anything that you haven’t used in the last three months.

Removing these items will leave you with the essentials you use daily. It will give you more room to organise your kitchen to how you use it. You can bring that knife rack a little closer to the cutting board now the bread-oven has gone, or the slow cooker can be placed closer to your food preparation area. Having more space also means you can deploy those useful items you only use occasionally more efficiently too, like the vegetable steamer you only when you run out of hob space.
Evaluate how you use the items in your kitchen and when you’ll need them the most to create a logical and practical space. 

Break your Kitchen into Work-Zones

Breaking your kitchen into functional work-zones is the easiest way to avoid having to walk half-way across the room everytime you need something. The three-core work-zones to work begin with is the cleaning area, the preparation area, and the cooking area. The sink is the natural place to form the cleaning area and store items related to washing and cleaning the kitchen. The oven, microwave, and hobs are usually best placed together so when you are when you are cooking up a feast everything is close together and easier to manage. The preparation area is usually best closest to where you store the food for easy access to spices and seasoning.

Use See Through Containers in Cupboards

Decanting food items like pasta, rice, cereal, and beats into see through flat-topped, air-tight boxes is a fantastic way to save space in a cupboard and to organise the space. It gives you an easy way to organise your food. You can clearly see the food levels in the box and the flat-top makes the food easier to stack, unlike the original containers.
The added benefit is you never have to open a cupboard to discover it is crammed full of empty cereal boxes. It saves a lot of time when you’re doing a quick before shopping and saves a lot of whining when you miss the fact the boxes are empty.

Sort Through Crookery Regularly

The back of the cupboard where you keep your plates, cup or funny container things you group together can become a graveyard for those broken mugs, chipped plates, or dishes whose lids have gone missing. The longer you put off sorting out the graveyard the bigger it grows, and the harder it is to find anything you actually want to use. This also prevents the family from delving through the cupboards to find a useable cup or plate and leaving the cupboard in the mess.

Organising a kitchen to how you use it will make life a lot easier, and tasks a lot simpler. Always aim to be efficiently lazy.