The kitchen is one of the busiest places in the house and with that, it can also be prone to clutter. It’s such a natural hang out spot, that “stuff” just ends up there, even when it doesn’t belong. It’s ok to take charge of your kitchen, and make it the way you want it.
1. Get rid of what you’re not using. When we moved into our third house, I realized I was keeping a few wedding gifts that I knew I’d absolutely never use. I decided to give them to someone who would actually appreciate and use them. If you haven’t used it in over a year, get rid of it.
2. Store your pans, and trays vertically. You can add dowels or Masonite to create separate compartments. This is a good way to use all the space in a cupboard instead of just the bottom parts of each cupboard. You don’t need 30 cookie sheets. Pick out the few that you do use, and get rid of the rest.
3. Set specific areas or zones in your kitchen. Like, food preparation, an area for storage, a part of the kitchen for dining and another part for the cleaning up. By setting these work zones, you will also be guided on where to store everything. Everything needs to have a place.