‘You should love and use everything in your home and live within your “space means”, like you live within your financial means’ – Stacey Platt, professional organizer
The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home, where everyone comes together to enjoy a meal and engage in lively discussion. Often times this space can be underutilized and cluttered. Here are some of our favorite ways to organize the kitchen to create a more functional space for the whole family.
1. Cleaning Supply Closet
The start to a clean and organized kitchen/ house is a designated place for cleaning supplies – even better when it is hidden and unexpected! Having a centrally located place for these items allows easy access incase of spills while utilizing a previously unused gable end.
2. The Hidden Butler’s Pantry
Who doesn’t like a secret room? We love this hidden butler’s pantry! Everything has a proper place and is not taking up valuable space for immediate items in the kitchen cupboards.
3. The Spice Drawer
The spice drawer has been around for years, but just recently it has become more of a staple in everyone’s kitchen. This is just one of many ways for your inner chef to organize all your spices in one neat and convenient place right by your stove. Having all your bottles labeled and close by is great for adding those last minute pinches of spice to any meal.
4. Tray Storage
Ever wonder what to do with all your awkward sized tins and trays?! We love this above- the-oven tray storage with removable dividers to accommodate any shape and size.
5. Garbage/ Recycling Centre
Whether you are lucky enough to have weekly curbside service, or you have to transport your recyclables to a local drop off centre, theirs is the necessary first step of storing and organizing. Here is one of many customized solutions which tucks neatly under the counter in a concealed drawer.
6. Tablet/ Recipe Book Holder
Ever wonder where to put your cook book or iPad while looking at a recipe? Why not have a stand mounted under the upper cabinet valance? It allows for off the counter assistance and it folds away neatly and out of sight when not in use.
With the endless organization possibilities, and the convenience of modern hardware and technology, having a clutter-free kitchen has never been so easy. These are just a few tips to keep the heart of your home flawless and full of memories!