Becoming a better cook is more than just knowing skills and techniques. It’s also knowing how to organize like a cook, so that you start to think more like one. A well-organized kitchen will create a more efficient environment for prep, cooking, and cleaning. It’ll save you time and reduce that post-cooking mess that nobody wants to deal with! Cooking, baking, and preparing food is a lot more enjoyable when you have an organized kitchen. Some of us don’t have the luxury of a large and modern kitchen, but that doesn’t mean we can’t use a few affordable and easy little tricks to make our lives easier. Here are 12 easy and unique ways to organize your kitchen that don’t require a lot of money, time, or effort!
I have so many kitchen gadgets that get lost in the back of my deep cabinets that I forget I even have them! Here is a tip from Everyday Organizing: use plastic bins as pull-outs! Take it a step further and group your items into different categories and label each one. Smart thinking. Do you find yourself constantly running to the fridge or pantry for ingredients while making a meal? Does your kitchen look like it was hit by a natural disaster after each meal?
If you happen to have inherited your grandma’s rolling pins, knotty wooden utensils, and/or well-worn cutting boards, you have a design opportunity waiting. They can also be used for organization in your kitchen. We filled file folders up with the clutter that normally barricades the cabinet under the kitchen sink. Place all of your kitchen cleaning supplies into file folders, putting the most frequently used items towards the front. Food stored in your garage can entice a myriad of critters.