The kitchen is the busiest area in the house, so keeping it clean and organized is not as simple as it sounds. Here are tips to keep it organized.
Use Closed Cabinets
Open kitchen shelves are popular: they make small kitchens look spacious and maximize the use of vertical space. They also need to be properly organized, or, otherwise, the contents would look messy. Kitchen cabinets let you cheat a little bit by hiding the contents of your shelves. If your kitchen has open cabinet boxes, a good kitchen remodeler can add cabinet doors to them.
Keep the Countertops Clear
Kitchen countertops are the most-used work areas in kitchens, and they’re the most likely to accumulate clutter if you’re not careful. A lot of people use their kitchen countertops as a spot to temporarily leave small items. such as keys and mail. Don’t do this; instead, create a “landing strip” near the front door. Hooks, wall storage and a large bowl for putting in small items like keys will help divert clutter in the kitchen.
Don’t Put It Down, Put It Away
As with the kitchen countertops, you should avoid putting things down randomly in the kitchen. Don’t leave a used coffee mug down on your breakfast counter; put it in the dishwasher. Just finished seasoning your cast-iron pan? Store it where the cookware should be. Got shoes and random pieces of clothing in the kitchen? Put them where they should be.
“One In, One Out” Rule
Once you have decluttered your kitchen, the challenge is how to keep it that way. Many people employ the “one in, one out” rule because it’s simple yet effective. It means you have to take something out for everything new that you bring into the space. When you buy a new waffle maker, you should take out your old one. In addition to keeping your kitchen organized, this rule also helps you manage your purchases.
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