No matter how big or small your household is, the kitchen is essentially the most important room where all meals are being created. With that being said, it could easily be one of the messiest rooms with all the happenings.
Before things start falling out of your kitchen cabinets at your next home gathering, here are 5 easy tips to arrange them:
1. FOOD LABELS
Always missing out on expiry dates? Identify each container easily by labelling and taping on the expiration dates. This way, you will be able to quickly locate what is running low and when it is due for a restock. Also, choose to commit to a bi-annual or annual review of your kitchen to clear out unused expired items.
2. TRANSFORM YOUR SHELVES
Credits: IKEA VARIERA Shelf insert
Running out of space? By simply adding a shelf insert, you can multiply your current storage space for extras. This also allows you to gain vertical space and avoid stacking your items, making it easier for you to retrieve your items.
3. CONTAINER JARS
Instead of leaving half eaten chips or snacks lying around, keep them fresh by storing them in container jars. Plus, this is a good way to let your leftovers look good so it does not look like you’re offering the remains of a snack!
Pro tip: Store them in clear glass jars for a quick and fuss-free experience when choosing your midnight snack.
4. MOUNTED EQUIPMENTS
Rather than fumbling through drawers for cooking utensils, hooks can be mounted on your cabinet doors. To ensure accessibility, you can clearly separate the commonly-used utensils and the unused ones. In addition, you can also easily mount holders for paper towels or plastic for easy use on your cabinet doors or walls, rather than leaving them lying around.
Pro tip: Use adhesive hooks that come off cleanly so you’ll always have a cabinet as good as new!
5. CATEGORISE YOUR KITCHEN ITEMS
With the attractive supermarket promotions, we tend to give in and purchase more than 1 of the same item. When it comes to storing them, instead of being concerned over the appearance of the cabinet, pay attention to the functions and the ease of retrieving the item. This way, you will be able to locate the item whenever you need it.
If you’re looking for kitchen organisation tools, check out Leifheit’s Smart Kitchen collection!