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Practical Kitchen Organization

by CustomHomes on Thursday, August 4, 2016


KitchenIf your kitchen is large or small it can be difficult to organize if you don’t have any idea where to start. Here are a few tips to put your kitchen together so you will know where everything is.

Under The Sink

To keep all of your cleaning products under the sink organized used a small shower curtain. This way you can hang all of your cleaning chemicals as well as towels, dish rags, and other miscellaneous items. You can also hang a basket to hold invisible erasers and other small items. This way everything will have a place and you won’t have to tear the kitchen a part every time you need something.

Pots and Pans

For storing pots and pans neatly I like to use a dish drying rack. This way I can store all my pots with their matching lids. I also do this with my Tupperware. This makes it easy to do meal prep or a large meal because I can take the whole rack out instead of each piece individually.

Freezer Storage

I use my freezer to preserve fresh produce, herbs, meats, and cheeses. It is a wonderful way to stretch our grocery bill and avoid wasting food. For frozen veggies I will use a binder clip to hang them from the freezer rack. That way there is still plenty of room on top of the rack as well as the bottom. For herbs I will often grind them in a food processor and then put them in ice trays. Those I stack on top of each other. For meat and cheese I use vacuum-sealed packs so they are less likely to get freezer burn and keep until I’m ready to use them.

Above The Fridge

If your fridge has covers over it or is bare there are plenty of ways you can use that storage space. I like to use magazine holders on top to staples like sugar, flour, baking soda, and salt. I place the magazine racks facing the wall and then label the back of the rack. This way I can get it without spilling the contents or guessing what I’m about to use.

Magnetic Spice Rack

This has gotten really popular in the last few years. I like to purchase magnetic tea tins and then relabel them for my spices. This is a great way to have all your spices on hand without taking up a lot of room. I suggest putting them on the fridge away from the oven. This way they won’t dry out or discolor over time.

How do you organize your kitchen?




+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com