The arrival of a new year can have you wishing for more organization in your life. I believe a good junk purge is extremely cathartic. A great place to start to get organized is the kitchen. Like many, our kitchen is the heart of our home. It tends to be one of the most used rooms in the house. Organizing your kitchen does not have to be a costly or a time consuming endeavor. Check out these 7 Frugal Organizational Tips for the Kitchen to get it into shape fast and easy.
1. Keep those egg cartons.
Don’t toss those egg cartons when you are done with them. They fit perfectly in drawers and can be used to store small supplies such as bread ties, rubber bands, even condiment packets. Simply rinse them well, dry, and place directly in the drawer of your choosing.
2. Get creative with jars.
Don’t toss those pasta sauce or mayo jars. Instead, rinse and dry them well, then use them to keep wooden spoons and other utensils gathered and easily accessible. You can even tie a simple ribbon around the jar to give it some added whimsy or pop of color to match your kitchen decor.
3. Utilize your fridge front.
Refrigerators are great for hanging drawings and the occasional memo, but they can do so much more. Grab magnetic hooks at your dollar store and your fridge front will be able to hold utensils, recipes, and small bags of supplies such as cookie cutters or spices.
4. Gather your canisters.
Canister sets are usually quite decorative and often sold in sets of four, to store flour, sugar, coffee, and tea. But what if you don’t need all four? Then fill with something else that needs to be stored instead! Towels, spices, cookie cutters, utensils, napkins, and other kitchen supplies can all be easily concealed in these canisters.
5. Make your oven a hideaway.
Use your oven as additional storage when not in use. Ovens are great for holding large pots and pans, cookie sheets, mixing bowls. Etc. Just open it up, tuck the items on the racks, and close the door. The only thing you need to remember is to remove these items before preheating your oven.
6. Utilize baskets.
Baskets can be purchased at thrift stores for just pennies. Grab a few and use them to keep your counter tops clear. Gather like items in the baskets and store them away in cabinets or off to the corner of the counter. They look nice, hold a lot of stuff, and help you maintain everything in a single container.
7. Use the back of doors.
The backside of your cabinet and pantry doors are perfect for additional storage. Hang hooks or over the door racks so you can hide additional utensils, small food items, dishes, plastic bags, and other kitchen necessities. The backs of doors are often overlooked as potential storage space.
See how easy it can be to make the most of your kitchen space while feeling organized? Give these tips a try and see how clean and organized your kitchen will be in the New Year!
What is your best tip for staying organized in the kitchen?