Lacking storage in your kitchen? Finding it difficult to fit everything into the drawers and cabinets? Sometimes all it takes is a few clever storage tricks to create a kitchen that is more organised, runs more efficiently and makes life a whole lot easier. Here's 17 of the best ideas!
Whether you’re hosting a Christmas party this year, or the big day is being held at your house, or you just need to create some order during this busy season, getting your kitchen organised will provide you with that sense of calm. Today's post outlines 5 simple steps that will help you prepare for Christmas so you can use your kitchen more efficiently and feel more in control!
On a recent poll in our Home Balance Facebook community, I asked group members which kitchen item they found most difficult to store and organise. And the resounding answer was the spice collection!
There are a few reasons why spices can be so difficult to store and organise...
- There are so many different types of spices that you may have in your collection within bottles, jars, and/or packets that you need to store
- Although you may tend to use the same few spices over and over again, there's also many that you will have bought for a specific meal or a particular occasion which then just sitting there taking up storage space
- Opened packets can spill, or the contents can go stale, if they're not sealed properly
- Spice jars or containers can take up quite a lot of storage space within a cabinet or drawer
There's no denying the kitchen is a place we spend a lot of time in each week.
Whether it's preparing the evening meal, packing lunch-boxes, baking, batch cooking, unloading the dishwasher, putting away groceries, or actually eating a meal, a lot of action takes place in this one area of the home! Which is why it is so important to get it as organised as possible, so you can make the time you spend in there as stress-free and enjoyable as possible.
If you’re finding your kitchen a difficult area to manage - be it lack of space, knowing which storage products are the best or how to clear the clutter - then this post is for you. I’m sharing 9 of the best kitchen organisation ideas that you'll wish you'd known sooner!
A question for you:
Do you enjoy cooking meals in your kitchen? If not, why not?
If you don't feel excited or motivated to cook meals, or you find the whole process stressful or frustrating, one big reason could be that your cooking zone is not set up in a way that makes it practical and simple for you to cook.
Because the cooking zone is where a lot of the action in a kitchen takes place, it needs to be organised in such a way that it's easy for you to prepare your ingredients, make the meal and clean up, without having to move things out of the way to get to the stovetop!
In this video, I'm detailing 5 practical ways to make the cooking process less stressful to you can save time and energy each night.
That time of the day has come around when you need to prepare the evening meal. You start by pulling out your supplies… and you can feel the frustration already starting to creep in.
The saucepan is easy enough to grab, but the stack of lids starts to spill over and of course the one you need is at the bottom of the pile! You open your utensil drawer, but it’s a jumbled mess and it takes a while to rummage through to find the spoon you need. You want to use your handy chopper to slice the onions, but the blade is buried under a pile of other ‘handy’ attachments that are rolling around the cabinet shelf. It’s little wonder you don’t enjoy cooking!
Can you relate to any of the struggles in this scenario? Some of the biggest frustrations in the kitchen stem from having too much ‘stuff’, a general lack of storage, and difficulty finding and accessing what you’re after.
What you need is an efficient and organised space that takes advantage of every inch of storage, while allowing you to quickly and easily find and retrieve everything you need to cut down on preparation and cooking time. A kitchen that doesn’t leave you feeling stressed and frustrated is a must, as it’s a room we spend so much time in! And I believe the solution to many kitchen organisation problems can be found in one magic item - the simple storage basket.