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Kitchen Organizing Ideas That May Help to Free Space

Afouda Bamidele
May 21, 2021
08:50 P.M.

Having enough space in the kitchen is a critical factor in making cooking easier and quite enjoyable. Luckily, there are fun hacks that can help in decluttering and reorganizing.

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For many who live in tiny homes and love to cook, one of the frustrating things to endure is preparing your meal in a choked kitchen. It not only makes it twice as hard, but it discourages you from cooking.

However, you don’t have to resign your fate to cooking in a tiny space or spend more money trying to rent a bigger place. Below are practical tips to help you create more room.

A photo of a kitchen space. | Photo: Shutterstock

A photo of a kitchen space. | Photo: Shutterstock

DECLUTTERING IS KEY

The first step to creating space in your kitchen is to remove everything that you don’t need. This can be expired can foods from the pantry, old kitchen utensils, or items used only for special occasions like Christmas or Thanksgiving.

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Decide whether to throw them away, gift them or find another location such as under the stairs. These simple first steps quickly free up space while giving you a different perspective on how to organize your space.

A photo of a modern kitchen space. | Photo: Shutterstock

A photo of a modern kitchen space. | Photo: Shutterstock

ORGANIZING UTENSILS AND TOOLS

Now that you have gotten rid of things you don’t use, the next step is to organize your items. For your cooking utensils, there are simple organizing tricks that can be used. For example, keep your cutleries in a demarcated cutlery drawer.

You can use hooks to hang your mugs and install a pot rack to take advantage of vertical space. Rather than the dish rack taking space, it can be mounted against the wall while your stemware can be hung on racks.

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 A photo of a kitchen shelf. | Photo: Shutterstock

A photo of a kitchen shelf. | Photo: Shutterstock

STORING FOOD ITEMS

Once you’re done arranging the kitchen utensils, raw food items, canned goods, and other groceries are next. This is one of the easiest things to do as there are an array of storage options.

Oils, spices, and vinegar should be kept together, while raw food like rice, pasta can be stored in labeled transparent jars. Storage baskets made of mesh wire or straws can keep tubers, onions, or fruits.

A photo of pantry with grain products in storage jars. | Photo: Shutterstock

A photo of pantry with grain products in storage jars. | Photo: Shutterstock

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MAKE USE OF WALLS AND DOORS

The door of your pantry is an excellent place to hang spices or jars of food. It is a practical option as it requires little or no construction work. All that is needed is a door rack and labeled jars.

Another hot spot for storage is the space between the fridge and the wall. Don’t be afraid to use every square inch of your kitchen, either by adding extra shelves at the top or creating cabinets close to the ceiling.

A kitchen storage space. | Photo: Shutterstock

A kitchen storage space. | Photo: Shutterstock

TIPS AND TRICKS

It is advised not to overload your pantry or cupboard. It can lead to waste and make it harder to keep tabs on grocery items. Arrange old things in front and the new ones behind. You can also organize foods based on choice.

If you’re trying to eat healthily, putting healthy options in front and junks makes it easier for you to choose what is right for you. Finally, don’t forget to implement a system of organizing suited to you and your family.

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