Kitchens can easily become a mess. Between cooking, eating, cleaning, and storing, they have their work cut out for them. Balancing all of that along with work and the kids and – and oh, look, there the dog goes eating something off the counter again – can be a chore for even the most talented of homemakers.
The best bet is to try to get ahead of the battle by having storage solutions for everything that lives in the kitchen. By having places for everything, you’ll know where to return stuff when you are done with it, instead of just leaving it behind to take up precious counter space. And after putting in all the work to organize everything and seeing your kitchen in its cleanest glory, it’s likely you’ll want to keep it that way.
The needs of every kitchen are different, but we put together some ideas to help make the best use of the space you have and to organize your kitchen your own way.
1. Use Those Walls
Sure, they are there to keep your ceiling up, but walls can be used for plenty of other things, as well!
You could wall mount a plate rack or grab some wall hangers and use that space for pots and pans. It will help give you more room in those cluttered cabinets to move some of the bigger and bulkier items out of the drawers and on to the walls.
2. Mug Shots
Coffee – or tea, for you fancy folk out there – mugs can take up a lot of space, especially as you start to collect cool ones you find. Not only that, but they often aren’t easily stacked, with different ones coming in different sizes and shapes.
What to do with all of them, then? Display them! You could go with a mug rack with hanging hooks, dedicate a whole wall of your kitchen to a mug display, or use some under-cabinet hooks to really maximize your mug space. The more mugs the better, we always say!
Some kitchens just have awkward corners that don’t seem to help much when it comes to storage. That’s not always true, though! Corners can be just as useful as shelves or cabinets for storing your kitchenware.
How, you might ask? Turn that corner into a carousel! Grab a carousel rack and turn that once-neglected corner into a master of organized cabinetry. And one that’s fun to spin around, of course.
4. Knifing Around
Source: DeVos Custom Woodworking
Looking for a cool and unique way to display your kitchen knives? Tryout an in-counter knife slot. We wouldn’t recommend trying to put one in yourself, but it gives you an option to do something a little more colourful with your cutlery.
Life without spice just wouldn’t be life, now, would it? Perfect for adding that extra little bit of pizzazz to whatever it is you are cooking, spices can also tend to accumulate and take over the kitchen.
Fret not: There’s no need to contribute to waste by throwing them away, you just need a more organized and seasoned approach. Spice racks are a good way to do this, and they make racks of all shapes and sizes that can go almost anywhere in your kitchen.
6. Don’t Wine
Wine bottles – while an important part of any kitchen – can also quickly take up counter space. Try throwing a little artistic direction into your alcohol storage! Wine racks are always one way to go, but the internet is full of unique and creative solutions for wine lovers of all kinds.
Another great way to store your wine bottles is to use a Danby wine cooler. Since most refrigerators are set too cold for wine, a wine cooler will help maintain the integrity of the wine by generating a consistent temperature control. You paid good money for that wine, after all, so you might as well make sure it is well-preserved too!
Need more ideas? Come visit us and talk to one of our expert sales associates on how to create your most organized kitchen to date. They’ll walk you through our Danby wine cooler collection and other new appliance features that will help you get more organized.
Amanda, Your Appliance Expert