Our kitchens are hives of activity, from rustling up family meals to weekend baking and rushed breakfasts, they see plenty of action. With all this action going on, kitchens can become messy and cluttered – once you lose control of your organisation this can make for a stressful and inefficient kitchen experience. With making lives easier in the kitchen in mind, we’ve got a selection of great ideas for streamlining your organisation to ensure you can get on with the most important kitchen activity – cooking!
Throw out pans and gadgets you don’t need
We’re all guilty of falling for the latest trends for kitchen gadgets and utensils, but after the initial excitement of your new purchase, these items often fall by the wayside. If you know you’ve been neglecting a soup maker or a spiralizer and you know it’s just taking up precious cupboard space, then it’s time to move it on. Throwing out items you simply don’t need or donating to charity will free up valuable space and free you of the stress of kitchen clutter.
Replace your cookbooks with a tablet
Cookbooks can take up huge amounts of space, especially if you’ve accumulated a lot over the years. If you’re looking to cut down, then a fantastic way of doing this, as well as keeping up with today’s innovative times, is to replace them with a tablet. A huge range of cookbooks can be downloaded digitally these days and you can buy stands to use your tablet whilst you’re working away on your food and searching for quick recipes and tips. A tablet could also open up a world of innovative home features via our selection of WiFi-enabled appliances.
Install open shelves
Bending down and reaching up to sort through store cupboards can be a real chore in the kitchen, especially when you’re in the middle of multi-tasking whilst cooking. A great way to introduce some neatness and efficiency is to use open shelves to store pantry items or crockery that you reach for on a regular basis.
Add spice racks to kitchen cabinet doors
If you’re a lover of cooking, you’ll no doubt have a large selection of spices to call upon. Ensuring these are stored in a handy and accessible way is a key consideration to creating a truly streamlined kitchen space. One of the best options is to add space racks to your cabinet doors, making them easy to reach for and neatly stored, so you don’t have to root around for a jar that’s seemingly gone missing. Adding a spice rack is a simple DIY job and there are plenty of metal and wooden options to choose from online to suit your kitchen style.
It may seem tidier to store utensils, pots and pans in cupboards, but they’re often cramped into corners and nestled away awkwardly when you reach for them. This is where hooks come in handy. For your most-used kitchen items, it’s a great idea to install a strip of hooks under open shelving so you can quickly grab items and hang them up again when you’re finished without hassle.