Keeping your dream kitchen organized and clean doesn’t have to be hard. Here are some easy peasy steps to take.
The kitchen is unquestionably the busiest room in the modern family home. Creating a beautiful kitchen doesn’t mean you have to undergo an expensive kitchen remodel or design consultation. With some careful planning and organization, you can make the most of the space you have and design a kitchen that works for you and your family.
So, don’t start waving the white flag – or tea towel – just yet. Let’s look at 6 simple steps that will help you regain control to become king or queen of the kitchen once more. Let’s get cooking!
Steps to keep your dream kitchen clean and organized
1| Organize Your Drawers
Keeping the counter tops clear is essential for kitchen organization. A great way to achieve this is by maximizing the storage space you already have. Organizing your drawers and kitchen cabinets will save valuable space elsewhere. It also keeps the pots, pans, and crockery protected.
Further steps may include hanging pots and pans from hooks on the wall. This can be a great option if you have a rustic or farmhouse style. If you have a pantry, be sure to use the space that this offers too.
2| Always Clean The Dishes
The thought of cleaning the dishes after a beautiful but filling meal isn’t too pleasant. But, it’s better than returning to them in the morning. Piled dishes will make the kitchen look dirty, cramped, and uninviting. Cleaning as you go along is great habit to acquire.
If you have a dishwasher, that’s great. Even if you don’t, it’s vital to clean plates and cutlery. You can leave a pot or two with stubborn stains in the kitchen sink. If possible, though, you should clean up and put everything away. It may even help you sleep better.
3| Stop Over Ordering Food
Too many cooks spoil the broth. And too much food will spoil the kitchen vibes. Learning to reduce your grocery shopping only to the items you need is key. There are several Hello Fresh competitors that offer subscription boxes and that way you get just what you need.
Aside from saving valuable kitchen space it can save you money and help the planet. After all, food waste is one of the biggest problems in the United States. When you order less food, you can live with a compact refrigerator too.
4| Lose Unused Gadgets
There is no doubt that modern kitsch gadgets can make a world of difference to your cooking. Smoothie makers, fat grilling machines, and slow cookers are some of the most popular. That being said, most of us have a lot of useless gadgets.
The pasta maker that hasn’t left the box and other items that haven’t been used in months should be sold. Aside from clawing back valuable money, it will free up more space. Your kitchen won’t suddenly feel huge, but it will feel bigger.
Check out how I organize my kitchen drawers!
5| Let There Be Light
Interior design largely focuses on tricking the eyes. This is especially important when looking to change the vibes within your limited kitchen space. New windows, a skylight, and the use of mirrors are just three ways to make the kitchen look and feel bigger.
The right choice of blinds for the kitchen will have a positive influence too. If you have dark wood materials, painting them a lighter color will soon bring positivity back. Adding a serving hatch is another possible option.
6| Look For Smarter Solutions
Kettles and other common kitchen items will reduce the available space. Instant boiling taps can solve this issue. Likewise, a fridge that has an integrated water filter can save you from having a jug out on the side. The simple ideas are built for modern life.
If you have a boiler and water tank in your small kitchen, this is another issue to target. Looking for a more convenient option with Smart tech features will serve you well. Act now, and you’ll soon be back in control.
Ideas for building your dream kitchen:
- decide if you want to update or gut it and build a new kitchen
- do you want to hire a kitchen designer, and be sure to look at their years of experience.
- Add an induction cooktop, garbage disposal, and stainless steel appliances
- decide if you’re using stock cabinetry for a fraction of the cost or having custom cabinets
- update to quartz countertops
Once you’re done building your dream kitchen, you can start looking at some of these projects:
- finish your basement area
- update your laundry room
- hire a bathroom designer or design firm for the new bathroom
Learn more about “Why to Deep Clean and Organize Your Home” to save money, function better, and keep your sanity.
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Andrea Hundley says
#3 is my favorite, closely followed by #4. These are great tips and right on. I think keeping food waste down is a great idea. We do seem to over order. I love it when my fridge feels empty by the end of the week.
Thank you so much for sharing, I really appreciate it 🙂