I am honored to speak this evening at our local MOPS (Mothers of PreSchoolers) meeting on Kitchen Organization. Here are my top tips that were shared. Feel free to check out our Pinterest page at www.pinterest.com/5cornersbnb for more great ideas!
1) Utilize the tops of your cabinets with items that are not used very often. Make the most of this space by hiding less popular kitchen tools inside of them (such as cookie cutters, cookbooks, cloth napkins, attachments for your Kitchen Aide mixer, etc). Labels are a good idea so you don’t forget what’s up there.
3) To make cooking easier, organize your kitchen so each area has a specific purpose. Choose one counter that will be used for food preparation. Have within easy reach of this area all utensils (knives, spoons, measuring cups, measuring spoons, etc). Another example would be putting your cups and coffee mugs should be located closest to your refrigerator and coffee pot. Your silverware and napkins should be located closest to where you eat.
5) Move foil and baggies out of the drawers to make extra room by attaching a magazine rack to the inside of your pantry or cabinet door.
6) Use the inside of your cabinet doors for extra space. Corkboard, pegboard, magnetic sheets all work great! Hang measuring cups, measuring spoons, kids artwork, conversion chart, boxtops, invitations, etc.
7) Group like items in baskets (lids, pills, spice packets, candy). Keep in mind rectangle and square containers take up less room than circle.
8) Store lids on the side of your cabinets by using either a towel rack or hooks. Use that drawer/broiler under your oven for something else!