You might have been looking for ways to make your kitchen to stay clean before and after cooking your meal. The key to a tidy kitchen lies in how you organize the space that you have. Here are a few tips that you can do to create a well-organized kitchen:
To organize, you need to start from the beginning. Clean out your kitchen countertop, drawers, cabinets, and others. You can clean them too while you’re at it. From there, you will find items that you may want to keep or remove. Consider that the goal is to have a functional and enjoyable space for you to cook.
After starting over, you can start dividing your kitchen into areas. Examine your entire kitchen and plan where you want to put your items. You can group your items based on their category and define which area they belong to. For example:
Area 1: Everyday needs, put them in easy to reach areas (cups, cutlery, plates, etc.)
Area 2: Cooking, close to the stove (appliances, pans, knives and other cooking utilities)
Area 3: Cleaning goods, under the sink (hand soap refills, garbage bags, cleaning supplies, etc.)
Get creative and define your kitchen areas. Group your items and determine where to put them.
Now that you have decided where which items go, you also need to think about their positions. For items that you frequently use at the countertop, it is a good idea to keep them at eye level. Group your items for each pantry or cabinet and make room so that you can easily see everything. If you find a position that is easy to access, place your frequently used items there.
After a month, you can review your kitchen and reevaluate if you found any discomfort or problems. Try to make a habit of putting things back to where they were, and don’t forget to it clean up every week.