Organizing our kitchens, including the foods we have stored and the culinary possessions we use each day, is an essential task of ours. This is especially true if we have families to take care of, because things can usually get messy fast when there are kids in the house. Furthermore, not every family has an abundance of space to work with. So – how do you better organize your kitchen? What tips and tricks can last the span of time? And, more importantly, what advice can be geared to a range of kitchens, no matter where in the world you are, and what cuisine you are most versed in? Those are worthwhile questions. Let’s think about how to better organize your kitchen.
Creative Food Storage
Creative food storage can be a fantastic idea if you’re notorious for purchasing and storing too many ingredients. A large pantry can help you hold them in an organized capacity, to your liking. Hooks to hang cloves of garlic from can be a great idea. An open netted basket for holding eggs can also be a great idea. If you find your freezer is continually filling up, you might purchase a second option and place it in your garage. You may wish to fix your fridge with the parts necessary to ensure the lower levels are once again open for salad storage. All of this helps in the long run.
Economizing space can also be a worthwhile use of your time. For instance, you might decide upon installing corner drawers that pull out and give you more storage space. For many, that can prevent them from having too many ‘odds and ends’ drawers that seem customary in most kitchens. You may decide to install a spice rack shelf so you don’t have to store them up against the wall. Little storage areas and places you can divide out space for will help you keep your surface area clean.
Mise-en-place is the term chefs use for how your station is prepared, where your little trimmings are, what ingredients you have access to, and where and how you cook. You can use this principle, too. Where do you reach for things in your kitchen? How easy is your surface to clean? How far do you have to walk to get to the oven, or to grab spices, or to add some garnish to your foods? If you’re bending over double to find a mold each and every time, it could be that moving this to a closer area can help you. Sure you’re only creating a few meals and not 250, but this approach can certainly help.
With this advice, we hope you can organize your kitchen in the best manner possible.