I don’t want to admit it, but I’m one of those who postpone cleaning the kitchen until the very end. So when you can finally tackle those tasks, I like them to be as easy as possible.
Fortunately, there are plenty of practical products that save you the hassle of cleaning, so you can get rid of things quickly and still wake up in a clean home. Browse further for my handy hacks to help you get the job done in every corner of your own kitchen.
1. Divide and Conquer Your Plastic Containers
There’s nothing worse than opening the cupboard door and unleashing the flood of plastic food storage containers. If the collection is out of control, try disposing of dirty, cracked, or improperly sealed containers.
2. Streamline Your Plastic Bags
Plastic bags can quickly get confused. Our advice? Stop the problem before you start with a flashy stainless steel dispenser. Find a unit that can be attached to a closet or pantry and can hold up to 30 plastic shopping bags.
3. Clean Out Your Fridge and Add Clear Bins
It’s always a good idea to clean the fridge, check the expiration date, and clean everything regularly. Leaf products and vegetables tend to rot fairly quickly, so if you see premature wilting, it is advisable to adjust the temperature and humidity levels. Then use transparent containers and drawers to wrap similar items (juice boxes, carbonated water cans, spices, etc.) and mark each container with a sticker or dryer marker.
4. Rock a Rolling Cart
If your kitchen has very little storage space, consider investing in a rolling cart or island. Such as a slim one that fits snugly on the side of a refrigerator or stove, giving you a little more space for a bottle or bag of olive oil.
5. Rethink Your Storage Situation
Get more from your cupboard with creative tableware rearrangements. To get started, take all the dishes out of the cupboard and see what you need to do. The most commonly used items should be placed on the bottom shelves, which are the most readily available. On the other hand, special occasion items such as servers and salad bowls need to be raised.
6. Install Cabinet Racks
Another easy way to double your closet space is to install a stackable wire rack. With different heights, widths, and styles, find the perfect one for your kitchen. It also acts as a shelf, so you can store more cups and plates together.
7. Choose Clear Storage Containers
After grouping everything, place the pantry staples in a clear removable container. Transparent baskets make it easy to see what’s in stock and what needs to be restocked the next time you’re in the grocery store.
8. Stow Large Appliances
Store the appliance in deep drawers or pull-out shelves to free up counter space. By arranging them vertically, you can quickly select the right tool for your work. Markers are useful, but not required. Are you blessed with a deep kitchen drawer? Separate tall appliances such as blenders so that they fit neatly in a small space.
9. Opt for Open Shelving
Floating shelves are a great place for additional plates, cookbooks, and even decorative plants and artwork. What’s more, it can be arranged as you like, making it ideal for small kitchens.
10. Plan With Purpose in Mind
Create zones for food storage containers, cleaning supplies, pots and pans, and kitchen utensils. For example, set aside counter space and cupboards for baking. Put cookies, bread, oven gloves, flour, sugar, and other baking supplies. If you like a blender, put the accessories in a bowl and leave them on the counter. Otherwise, store it in a mixing bowl.