10 steps to a neatly organized kitchen

Even though people go to great lengths to make it aesthetically pleasing, one must never lose from mind that kitchen has its practical purpose. This practicality is something that should always be nourished as much as possible. One of the ways to do so is to neatly organize your kitchen and here are 10 steps that will help you do just that.

Make it presentable

Now, remember, although you do want for it to be practical, you also want for it to leave a strong visual impression. Treat your kitchen like it will be the first thing anyone is going to see when they come to visit and you will have the right idea of how it should look.

Keep it clean

After all, this is a place where you prepare your food, which means that hygiene is an absolute paramount. Start your organizational endeavors by emptying your kitchen completely, then scrubbing everything with soap and water.

Look for ideas online

Now, no one doubts your own creativity, but even the greatest artists and decorators are known to borrow ideas for time to time. With this in mind, it might be a good idea to go online and try and find some interesting kitchen organization ideas.

Avoid hoarding

Although some people just can’t help it, kitchen is the last thing you want to hoard things in. Therefore, you need to start throwing or giving away (if they are still usable) things as soon as you no longer need them.

Take care of storage

Even with your best efforts to avoid over encumbering your kitchen with stuff, this will not be an easy task. Let’s face it, sometimes you will simply need a lot of things in your kitchen, but will have no room for them. In this situation, you must find the most adequate storage solution for your kitchen.

Using vertical space

Since we already mentioned that you might face the shortage of room, you need to start thinking outside of the box. First step on this path, would most certainly be considering what to do with all that vertical space. Once you start thinking about you kitchen in three dimensions it all becomes much easier.

Dividing drawers

You work with what you have, and what every kitchen has in abundance are drawers. By simply using drawers dividers you can make one of your most serious storage issues simply disappear. Elegant, simple and extremely cost-effective solution to your storage problem.

Law of proximity

When cooking, more often than not, time will be of essence so there are some things that you will have to have in your hand in no more than couple of seconds. These items like some spices or even some kitchenware must be always in your reach.

Organizing according to function

Another effective organizing solution is to organize your kitchen appliances according to function. However, you would be surprised to learn that this is not something objective. Needless to say, here it is most important that this organization system makes sense to you, all rest is of secondary importance.

Ask for another opinion

In the end, once you are all done, you can simply ask someone else for an honest opinion. True, the results may not be as satisfactory as you may have hoped for, but you must always be open to some constructive criticism and new ideas.

As you can see, there is nothing complicated about organizing your kitchen in the best way. In fact, you need to have just two things. First one is to have a thorough checklist in order not to forget anything and the second one is to have enough will to see it all through. Although this effort may seem great, benefits always outweigh it.

Derek Lotts

Derek Lotts is a blogger who seeks recognition by writing in-depth articles on the topics he considers interesting and worthy of attention. If one thing is true about him, it's his curious mind. You can follow him on Twitter.