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Kitchen organizing ideas to give you more space while cooking

by DrPrem Jagyasi

The kitchen is the center of many families, probably even yours. You cook, eat and entertain in your kitchen. It’s easier to cook and entertain comfortably in a big kitchen, but if you have a small kitchen, you have to utilize every bit of space you have. Instead of remodeling, you can use these clever kitchen organizing hacks, which will keep your kitchen organized at all times. You would be able to cook at a neat and tidy countertop, when every article in your kitchen has its own place. Check out these amazing kitchen hacks which are extremely useful:

Install small shelves over the sink

You do need a lot of cups and glasses, and a little space is required to store them. You can install shelves over the sink. Two or three rows of small shelves on both sides of the sink will add a lot of space to your kitchen. These shelves can also save space on the countertops and in drawers, which you can use to store other things.

Use pocket organizers

Make use of the space under the sink with pocket organizers. You can custom make or buy a shoe organizer and cut it to fit the insides of both the doors.

Store your items according to their use

Arrange your kitchen items according to the frequency you use them. Stack every day used dishes in shelves which are easily accessible, and stack those that you use rarely higher up. 

Store cookbooks in a proper space

Devote a shelf to your cookbooks, maybe a corner shelf far from grease and humidity, so that they are not spoiled.

Keep similar objects together

Keep similar things together in specific cabinets, for example, keep all your bakeware in one place.

Use ‘unopenable’ drawers

You can even use difficult to open drawers, such as the ones under the sink. A toe-kick drawer under base cabinets can be used as additional storage.

 

Use magazine holders

Turn magazine holders flat on the sides to create shelves which you can use to organize flat items. They can be used in the freezer to protect soft eatables like fish.

Hang corkboards

You could hang corkboards inside your cabinet and make use of all the space you have.

Hang everything that can be hung

Hang your aprons, dish towels, pot holders on pegs which are at a distance of at least 2 ft at from your stove.

Hang utensils from the ceiling

Cooking utensils, pans and pots can be hung from your ceiling. You can invest in an overhead rack and hang all your decent looking cookware, and get a funky decoration for your kitchen.

Use cabinet’s bare sides

Don’t let the sides of cabinets go to waste, you can hang ladles, spoons and knives.

Hang your old tablet

Digitize your kitchen by hanging an old tablet on a wall and storing recipes etc on it. It’ll reduce paper clutter of stuff like cookbooks, calendars and reminder notes.

Buy a Lazy Susan for the corner space

Lazy Susans can store a huge amount of kitchen things, including utensils and jars and everything you can think of, making the perfect use of awkward corners.

Buy a cutting board which is kept over your sink

A cutting board which fits perfectly over your sink helps in saving space on your countertop. This board prevents fruit and vegetable peels and other food juices from falling directly into the sink instead of on the floor or the counter. Cutting board hides half the sink. It can be used to hide dirty dishes, in case you don’t have time to clean up when someone drops in unexpectedly.

Use magazine holders

Turn magazine holders flat on the sides to create shelves which you can use to organize flat items. They can be used in the freezer to protect soft eatables like fish.

Use cabinet’s bare sides

Don’t let the sides of cabinets go to waste, you can hang ladles, spoons and knives.

Add a kitchen island

A kitchen island is a good option to add extra workspace, eating space and storage space. Plus, they look incredibly smart.

Buy a kitchen cart

Kitchen carts are multipurpose and even a narrow one which you can tuck into a corner can be of great use.

Store all wrapping and bags together

To store leftover conveniently and quickly, store all your Ziploc bags and wrappers near your refrigerator.

Drawer inserts, rolling spice racks, collapsible racks for bottles are other ways to save space and to give you more elbowroom while cooking. An organized kitchen is a pleasure to work in, wit it cooking would no longer be just a chore but something you enjoy doing.

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