The kitchen is one of the most frequented and used areas in a house. It is used almost continuously during the day to prepare meals and make or retrieve snacks. It is also used for storage of utensils, food items and kitchen gadgets. An efficient kitchen is one which is well organized so that items required, whether utensils, food items or gadgets, is easily available and can be retrieved with ease. A user of the kitchen would therefore want to have the kitchen regularly cleaned and kept in an orderly manner.
The ineffective use of storage space is the most common problem with kitchen organization. Kitchen organizers can make a small, cramped kitchen more efficient, and they can keep even a large kitchen from becoming cluttered and unwieldy. There are kitchen organizers for just about every purpose and every item in your kitchen.
Here are a few basic ideas for maximizing use of space and being well organized:
- Vertical shelf dividers are a great way to stack plates and all those assorted lids for your pots and pans. You can also neatly organize your pot, pan, and casserole lids by type and size.
- The use of roll-out or pull-out cabinet drawers makes efficient use of cabinet space. This allows easy access to the back of shelves without having to “dig” your way to the back of a cabinet.
- A wrap organizer rack neatly mounted on the inside of a cabinet door is probably the most basic but inconspicuous design in a kitchen. This is used to store items such as cling wrap, wax paper, and all those other assorted wraps and storage bags that often end up jumbled in a drawer.
- An organizer installed in a drawer can be used to neatly store utensils. This keeps your spoons, forks, knives more organized and makes finding them very easy.
- The use of is a spice rack is a very popular idea. This is great for keeping your spices in one area and displays them neatly so. They can be wall mounted or placed in a cabinet shelf.
- Canisters is an effective way of storing basic bulk ingredients such as flour, sugar, rice or even cookies. They can be kept on the counter tops or stacked in a pantry.
The above ideas are relatively easy to implement. They will result in an enhanced work space with greater functionality and effectiveness.