The kitchen is one of the most used areas of most people’s homes, which means it’s easy for it to become an unorganized mess – especially if you have children who are learning to help keep the kitchen clean. Organizing your kitchen can be frustrating, but with the right ideas organizing your kitchen can actually be sort of fun, and you can do it so the kids can help keep things organized too. There are several diy kitchen organization tips that can help you have the organization kitchen you want.
If you follow my blog you already know we have some major remodeling going on! I cannot tell you how excited I am to have a totally remodeled, organized kitchen. I have done tons of research, organized my old kitchen 1000 times, and have a few tips that might help you if you are looking for diy kitchen organization tips.
Cabinets – Let’s start with where dishes go. If you children are like mine, they often “forget” where certain things go. My husband and I are in the process of remodeling our kitchen, and the first thing on my list is to pain the inside of each cabinet door with chalkboard paint, and write where everything goes. This way it’s easy for the kids, and dad to remember where things go. Simply open the cabinet and BAM! Plus, it’s fun and adds a little personality to the kitchen.
Grouping – When you are organizing everything in your cabinets make things easy, nice and organized by grouping all like items. It will make it easier to remember where things go, and all the items should fit together better making more room – group the bake ware together, pots, pans, utensils, glassware, etc.
Easy access – Think about what you will be using certain items for, and try to keep them close to where they will be used. Try to keep coffee cups, and things needed for coffee near the coffee maker, glassware can be kept near the sink or refrigerator, etc.
Drawer dividers – Use drawer dividers in more than the drawers where you will keep your utensils. Junk drawers area easy to keep organized with drawer divider.
Baking – If you bake a lot like I do then it might be a good idea to set up a baking area. You can also keep all your baking essentials in containers that match your décor on the counter. If you have, a stylish mixer save some cabinet space and leave it on the counter.
Food storage containers – My favorite and one of the easiest of the diy kitchen organization tips are Quicktakes®! This will help you, and your children keep the kitchen more organized, but even better save time too! Oh, the nightmare of keeping food storage containers organized! BOO, Let’s face it, we need them, but keeping the tops and bottoms together doesn’t always happen. It doesn’t take long before you lose a lid to your favorite storage container, which means it eventually gets tossed, or used for something else. I can think of plenty of times I have happily given away leftovers of food storage containers to the kids for painting, sent home leftovers in the with friends, or whatever else I can think of to get rid of them without tossing them in the trash.
Some people opt for an island in their kitchen to help keep things organized and clean. It can be a great addition to the kitchen or can take up much needed space. It really is The Island Debate: Does it Really Keep A Kitchen Organized? What are the pros and cons of a kitchen island?
What are a few tips you have for organizing your kitchen?