Many people find organizing food in their kitchen to be a hassle. They fight with the layout and don’t find it to be easy. It can also seem like an endless task that never ends because of all the space left in between items.
I feel like I am wasting a lot of time fighting with my kitchen when I should be doing something else more productive. So, I thought about how my kitchen could change for the better so that it was easier on me and you, as well.
In this article, I would like to give you some suggestions on how to organize your kitchen for less stress and more convenience than ever before!
Why do you need to organize your kitchen?
There are many reasons to organize your kitchen. It helps you to save money and make your life easier. It also helps you to find things faster. Finally, it will help you to create a more beautiful kitchen.
Tips for Organizing Food in Your Kitchen
Below you will find our tips for getting your food organized to provide you with a clean and functional kitchen.
Add Hangers to Hold Fruit Racks
This is a very useful trick that helps you to organize your fruit. This way, you will be able to find all your fruits when you need them. With this new idea, your kitchen will look very organized. In addition to looking nice, it will also free up counter space and keep fruit fresh longer.
Create a Pantry
I would like to introduce you to my pantry. It is the most used storage unit in my kitchen. I use it for everything that I need in a long time and everything that does not fit in the refrigerator or freezer. This is very useful for me because it gives me quick access to my food.
If you do not have an existing pantry, you can buy or make your own freestanding one. I had one of the “interior” type in my old kitchen, but it was a little bit small. It was almost like a half of a cabinet and it had to be moved around to find everything.
Organize Your Beverages
If you are like me, you seem to have a never ending supply of tea bags laying around your kitchen. One of the best things I bought this year was a tea bag organizer. It has space to hold all my bags and supplies along with looking great on my kitchen counter. You can see some styles for inspiration here.
Organize Your Pantry
There are a variety of unique storage devices to help you make the most of your pantry. Try adding some can holders to your pantry. This will hold cans up off the shelf and when you have a lot of cans it can help to keep them from rolling around. Another option is a plastic organizer that sits on the bottom shelf of your cabinet. It is wide enough for canned goods and is great for organizing and maximizing space in your pantry.
These are just a few ideas to help you organize your kitchen and food storage area. You can find many more unique organization products online or at different retail stores near you.
Remove Unneeded Appliances from Countertops
A simple, yet very effective way to help you organize your kitchen and create more counter space is to remove unneeded appliances from the countertop. You can hang them up on a wall or door. There are also many beautiful cabinets that you can buy for this specific purpose.
If you have free cabinet space, this is a great place for small appliances such as toasters, coffee supplies or blenders. You can also place a microwave above the stove to save space. My husband did this and it worked great for our family!
Find Storage for Your Utensils
For many people, utensils are the hardest things to organize. They tend to be everywhere and most of them are not used very often. I try to put all my utensils in one cabinet and then I store them in an old container with sharp edges that only has a few holes big enough for the utensils.
Add Baskets in Your Pantry
In addition to this, if you want to be organized in your pantry, put a basket on the floor of it where it will hold less commonly used items. You can also add some shelves for other items such as canned goods or dry food.
Consider A Garage or Storage Shed
When I went through and organized my kitchen I found a lot of space was taken up from my husbands grilling supplies. We had everything from different meat thermometers to indoor grills. To save some kitchen space, we were able to build a cabinet in the garage to hold all of the grilling supplies. I found some great tips on storing and keeping the grill equipment at Newby’s Grill.
Consider a Spice Rack
You can also get a spice rack to help you organize your spices. It will help to keep them from taking up counter space. You can even mount it on the wall for some more space in your kitchen. If you don’t want to buy a spice rack, you can make one yourself out of some wood and dowels.
These are just some tricks to help you organize your kitchen and food storage area. You can use these ideas or come up with your own. It is important to organize your kitchen because it will help you save money, find things faster, create a more beautiful kitchen, and make your life easier!
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