For most of us, the kitchen is the hub of the home from lunch bags to permission slips you'll find all the action in one place. At any given time we have multiple homework projects on the go or books needing to be read. But let's face it if the kitchen is a disorganized mess it will no longer be the most popular place in the house.
I believe the kitchen should be the heart of the home and a place that is warm and welcoming rather than messy and mixed up. So how do we bring order to the kitchen area?
Rule number one for an orderly kitchen is to put everything that is on top of the counters or in the sink away in a cupboard or the dishwasher. Taking everything off the countertops and emptying the sink makes the kitchen look neat and organized, and it also makes it appear larger.
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Purge a Little
To make your kitchen more efficient, it is necessary to give it a thorough clean-out once in a while. Check to see what you have lurking in the back of your cabinets and refrigerator. You'd be surprised how many have expired since the last time you did a thorough cleaning.
Once you've done the big purge, you can go ahead and reorganize the items you need most frequently by moving them up front and center! Take a peek inside these fridges, I'm working on getting mine this organized.
Using Space Wisely
An excellent way to organize your kitchen whether it be the pantry, cupboard, or even refrigerator is groups. When you clump sets together like snacks, lunches, and of course quick and easy meals, it is easy to pull the basket out instead of rummaging through everything else. This not only saves you time but keeps you organized as well.
Grouping items works great if you do a lot of food prep for the week, that way everything you need is all in one place and ready to go when you need it. Plus it helps you keep your fridge neat and tidy because you always know what you'll be using throughout the week.
I strongly believe that with a few extra minutes daily you can have a spotless kitchen! If you don't believe me grab our kitchen tidy printable to get you organized.
With a little effort and planning, your kitchen will run smoothly and efficiently and be a joy for the whole family!