With everyone spending more time at home, may it be working, homeschooling or studying, it’s no surprise that our kitchens are looking a little less organised than usual. In a time where a lot of things are uncertain, organising a space can be a great way to regain control, restore some order and gain a sense of achievement. If you’re hoping to spring clean your kitchen, but not sure where to begin, we’ve listed a few top tips below to help you get started!
pro tip - before you embark on your spring-cleaning venture, as you tackle each cupboard or drawer, make sure you remove everything first and give it a good clean prior to re-organising. This will ensure that dust doesn’t gather and will give your space that sparking clean feeling – it will also be super satisfying!
it’s time to get smart with your internal wireware systems and make your pantry work for you. Pantries are essential, everyone needs one, however a lot of us don’t use them efficiently.
Organising your pantry with functional wireware systems is a great way to eliminate this problem, as everything you need on a particular shelf can be pulled-out, for easy view and access. Our pantry pullout baskets and pullout baskets make organising pantry items a breeze.
pro tip - make sure you pack your pantry with logic in mind. For example; storing pasta, tinned tomatoes and olive oil in the same basket will make cooking a lot easier, as everything you need to get your spaghetti Napoli started is located in the same place. This will also help you to identify which pantry items you need to stock-up on, ensuring you don’t double up on unnecessary items!
corner cabinet bliss
Corner cabinets can be a frustrating space to organise, and as such, are often disregarded, dubbed the dumping ground of the kitchen. It’s the place where clunky odd appliances are stored and used in-frequently, as access is limited and something always seems to make its way to the back of the cabinet, out of arms reach. Our corner rotating baskets and blind corner pullout baskets provide the perfect storage solution for these challenging areas, granting you VIP access.
These storage solutions allow you to make the most of your space, storing items you use on a day-to-day basis. It’s a great way to maximise space in your kitchen, especially if storage is limited!
pro tip - corner and blind corner baskets are great for storing your pots and pans as well as cooking appliances. This will allow you to free-up some sought-after drawer and bench space – win, win!
Another area of the kitchen that may need some attention is your cutlery drawers. If you don’t have a proper storage system for your drawers, you may find that your knives, serving spoons and teaspoons have miraculously found themselves piled on top of one another. Cutlery inserts are a great way to organise your drawers, as they allow you to separate your utensils in a logical and practical manner and really compartmentalise the space – it also makes cooking far more enjoyable when you can find exactly what you need, when you need it.
get savvy with your benchtop storage
Finally, freeing-up bench space where possible will not only give you more room for chopping and preparing meals but it’s also a great way to make your kitchen feel clean, fresh and organised.
Our hanging kitchen storage 6 piece set and 8 piece set are the perfect off bench storage solutions. The design is sleek and streamlined in its appearance but also allows you to store items such as wooden spoons, salt and pepper, sugar, tea – all the small items you want convenient access to but usually take up precious bench space!
So now that you’ve seen our top tips on how to restore order in your kitchen, it’s up to you to form good habits when it comes to organisation – if you use something, wash it, then put it back exactly where you found it. Soon it will become second nature, and will make using your kitchen far more practical and enjoyable!