If you live in a city apartment or other small dwelling, a tiny kitchen is a sad fact of life. You might be overwhelmed by the idea of cooking simply because you have all your pots and pans crammed into a cupboard in a jumbled mess. Use these tips to organize your kitchen.
Use a Pocket Organizer Under the Sink
A mesh or plastic pocket organizer can hang on the inside of the cupboard door under the sink. It is the perfect place to put your rubber gloves, sponge, scrub brush, and other small miscellaneous objects you don’t want to have cluttering the counter around your sink.
Install a Rolling Shelf System
Rolling shelves give you easy access to your stuff, and they’ll enable you to make use of underutilized space. Do this in any cabinets that don’t have enough shelves or where the shelves are so deep that you have trouble reaching items that are hiding way in the back.
Take Advantage of Wall Space
If you have any empty wall space in your kitchen, put it to work. For example, you might hang magazine holders and use them to store your favorite cookbooks or your rolls of aluminum foil and plastic wrap. You can also use heavy-duty hooks to hang pots and pans and free up cupboard storage.
Put Things Above Your Cabinets
The gap between your cabinets and your ceiling can be the perfect place to put items you don’t use often. Buy some cute baskets and fill them with specialty cooking utensils or spices you only use for certain dishes. You’ll always know where those special items are.
Organization and cleanliness go hand in hand. To keep your kitchen from descending into chaos, call Kate’s Cleaning Service. Your kitchen — and the rest of your home — will stay fresh and comfortable.