5 Steps to kitchen organisation goals!

Have you ever felt like your kitchen is taking over your life? When dishes pile up in the sink, your recycling overflows, and the counters are cluttered with food containers. It’s time for a change! With these five steps, you can transform your kitchen into a space where cooking becomes enjoyable again.

I know it may seem daunting to find the perfect storage solution for your pots and pans or to figure out how to keep all of your spices in order. But don’t worry! This guide will tell you everything you need to know about how to organise your kitchen in just one day!

Step 1: Declutter

The first step to organising your kitchen is decluttering. This means getting rid of anything that doesn’t serve a purpose in your kitchen and cleaning up the mess. When you declutter, it will be easier to find items when you need them. You can start by sorting through all pots, pans, and dishes. Get rid of anything you don’t use anymore or can’t organize neatly. Next, clear out your fridge and freezer, wiping the tops with soap and water if necessary. Throw away any spoiled food, move items that are expired to the front of the fridge or freezer, and take inventory of what needs to be replaced.

Once you have decluttered your dishes, clean your sinks, counters, stovetop surfaces, ovens, microwaves, refrigerator shelves - anywhere that could use a good scrubbing!

Step 2: Sort your items by category

 

Now that you’ve removed everything from your kitchen, it’s time to start sorting items into categories. You may need to do some rearranging of your kitchen cabinets, but it’s worth the extra effort.

As you sort your items, try to group them together by category. For example, place all of your pots and pans on the counter or in a cabinet near one another. Place all of the dishware together in one area of the kitchen so you can quickly grab plates, bowls, cups and glasses when you need them. Place spices beside each other so they are easier to find later.

You may also want to consider whether or not there are certain items that belong elsewhere in your home. For example, if you have a lot of cleaning supplies, there may be another area in home these could be stored, this will make it easy for you or someone else in the family to grab these items when they need them without having to search through all of the other things stored in your kitchen cabinets

Step 3: Determine the best storage solution for your kitchen

 

When it comes to deciding on the best storage solutions for your kitchen, it can be overwhelming. But don’t worry! We’ve got you covered.

You have a few different options when it comes to storing your pots and pans. You can buy a cookware set with everything already included, opt for individual pots and pans that match the size you need, or purchase an over-the-sink rack to organise them all. Whatever you decide is right for you, just be sure to keep the following factors in mind: Does it take up too much space? Is it within your budget? And is this style of storage something that will work with what you already have in your kitchen?

Step 4: Put things away

When you bring groceries home, don’t just dump everything on the counter. Take a minute to put away items as soon as possible so your kitchen doesn’t get cluttered again.

I often find myself grabbing food from the fridge or pantry without putting anything back. It's easy to do, but it's also easy to fix! Tackle this step first thing in the morning before your day gets busy. When I have time at the end of the day, I set aside a few minutes to put things back where they belong.

Step 5: Maintain your kitchen organisation success.

Keeping your kitchen organised all the time is tough. But it’s not impossible! Here are a few tips to keep things in order:

-Schedule time for when dishes will be washed, when you'll put things away, etc.

-Keep counters clear of clutter or designate one area of the counter just for spices.

-Don't forget about the back of your cupboards! Clear out old food and dishes that haven't been used in months.

-Use containers to store frequently used items like flour and sugar so they don't take up counter space.

-Designate one shelf or cabinet for seldomly used items like pots and pans, baking sheets, tupperware, etc.

-Purchase an under sink storage system to keep cleaning supplies out of sight but still accessible.