First step to a cool and efficient kitchen space is to clear out your drawers and cabinets. Get rid of anything you don’t need, YOU KNOW that grater from college let’s toss it! Have things that are expired or broken? Donate or trash. Then, clean everything you’re keeping with disinfectant wipes (they come in handy with built up grime). Now it’s time to get organized.
Plan your every move.
Think about your kitchen routine, and try to keep everything you need for regular tasks together. Keep glassware next to the sink or refrigerator. Store cookware and utensils by your food prep area. Organize your spices and cooking oils so you can reach them from your stove. Get handy sized trash cans with smell good liners to make your kitchen smell nice even when the smelly hits the can!
Use specialized items.
Helper shelves can elevate an otherwise out-of-reach corner. Lazy Susan’s in the refrigerator keep your leftovers rotating so nothing can hide in the back and spoil. Cupboard dividers make it easy to separate out miscellaneous items and keep them from getting lost.
Free up valuable drawer and counter space by hanging long-handled utensils, oven mitts, aprons, and more on hooks. Serving platters can do double duty as art when displayed on your kitchen walls. Create a cookbook stand on your wall with railing, or an adhesive ledge.
Until this rain lets up we suggest a fun and inspiring project! Visit your neighborhood Orchard Supply Hardware® store to find solutions for your cool and efficient kitchen makeover!