Tips for Organizing the Kitchen
They say the kitchen is the heart of a home, but it can also be a headache for homeowners if it’s not organized and maintained. That said, we've learned a few things over the years, and we are feel certain that the key to mastering an organized kitchen and relieving those headaches is finding a system that makes sense to you! A good place to start are kitchen “zones.” Read on to learn more!
Zone 1: Everyday Items
These are the things you use multiple times a day like plates, bowls, cups, flatware, and serveware. Store these pieces close to where you will use them—for example, glasses near the refrigerator and flatware near the dining area.
Zone 2: Cooking and Baking items
Store pots, pans, measuring cups, cutting boards, and mixing bowls near the stove and oven. Baking sheets and muffin tins can fit vertically near your oven’s thin cabinet.
Zone 3: Coffee + Bar Items
Zone 3 is one of our favorites! This zone houses essentials for your morning coffee and evening wine. Keep items set apart and easily accessible by designating a particular kitchen cabinet or section of the pantry.
Zone 4: Pantry and Storage Items
Zip-close bags, Tupperware, aluminum foil, and plastic wrap should be stored together for easy post-meal clean-up. Keep dry goods, spices, and small kitchen appliances in your pantry, and consider clear containers to better monitor when your dry goods are running low.
Don't get discouraged if your initial attempt falls short; kitchen org is an evolution, not a revolution. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again! You’ll eventually find a system that works for you and your household.