KITCHEN STORAGE: TIPS AND TRICKS
Is there anything more frustrating than having your cooking adventure come to a dead halt while you search for a pot that’s stuck in the far back corner of a cabinet or your favorite knife that’s buried under a jumble of other utensils in a disorganized drawer? Between the Tupperware without lids and the 26 cute glasses you never use in the corner cupboard, the long-lost bottle of balsamic vinegar upside-down in the pantry and the flour overturned on the shelf, kitchen activities can prove to be tedious. Is it perhaps time to reorganize? Eco Cuisine Design would like to share a few tips to help you in this worthwhile undertaking!
SORT ALL THE ITEMS IN YOUR KITCHEN
To get your kitchen storage project off on the right foot, start by completely emptying every cupboard, cabinet and drawer. Take out everything: the plates, the blender, the cut-glass sugar bowl, the heart-shaped cake pan, the gigantic pot you use for the corn roast. And don’t forget about the bagel slicer and the apple peeler! Now it’s time to sort everything. Do you really need your bread machine or that cheese plate you’ve never even taken out of the box? It’s very likely that a friend or family member could actually use your mismatched glasses or your outdated bowls. Be realistic and only keep what’s essential. It’s unusual for a kitchen to have storage that you no longer know what to do with!
BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER
Over the years, little glasses, wine goblets and coffee cups have migrated to the four corners of the kitchen, forcing you to do a little dance at every meal in search of your favorite glass. It’s high time to hold a reunion! Put the plates with the other plates and the Tupperware with their lids and you’ll suddenly find that your storage space has multiplied. In the pantry, use transparent containers to organize your rice, pasta, cereals and spices. This way, you’ll be able to see everything you have in stock, not to mention the fact that using containers of the same size will further optimize your space.
KITCHEN STORAGE: IT’S AN ART!
Be creative! Many items originally designed for use in an office or garage can be used for kitchen storage. Buy simple hooks to hang your coffee cups and maximize the wasted space above the shelves; use drawer separators to sort your spatulas and wooden spoons; purchase some small plastic bins to organize the sauces in your refrigerator. Are you at a loss for ideas? Visit us on Pinterest to get inspired!