When the kitchen is cluttered or messy, it can be unbearable to work in. The kitchen is one of the most frequented rooms in the home, so it needs to be organized. It’s aggravating when you’re in the middle of cooking a meal, and finding yourself digging through the drawer trying to find the spatula to flip that grilled cheese sandwich or pancake before it burns. The best solution is to have a kitchen organized to how your family works. We’re not talking about the pots, pans, and glassware, but the drawers that can quickly get out of hand. Here are four cabinets or drawers your family needs to help keep things organized!
● Under the Sink: This spot is usually the catch-all for cleaning supplies. It’s a great place to have them, but most of the time shoved in there. If you need a cleaner in a hurry, it’s a pain to sift through everything.
○ For little things, like extra sponges, install a rack on the side of the cabinet or on the door itself. You’ll be able to keep everything contained in one spot, so they’re not getting lost in the sea of cleaners.
○ Keep an eye on which cleaners you’re buying. If you can get away with a multi-purpose cleaner, that can help reduce space and save you money in the long run.
○ Have a pull-out tray to hold all of those cleaners. Sometimes you need to get to the pipes under the sink quickly. Instead of pulling everything out one by one, you can grab the tray in one shot.
○ Use a waterproof liner to protect the bottom of the cabinet in case the sink starts leaking.
● Drawer Organization: Sharp items will be in the drawers, whether it’s knives, graters, pizza cutters, etc. Even forks can do some damage if you reach in the right way. Having a drawer dedicated to the sharp items is a great way to stay organized while keeping your (and little) fingers safe. You can install a knife block to organize the knives so the blades stay covered. You can also add kitchen scissors, the pizza cutter, and anything else.
● Trash & Recycling: You need trash and recycling cans in the kitchen for easy access, but who likes looking at them? Create a pull out drawer that’s able to house both cans. This will hide them away, keep children and pets out to the cans while making it easy to open if you need to throw something away quickly.