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A Step-by-Step Way to Organize Your Kitchen

Feeling stressed out with the overwhelming amount of stuff in your kitchen? Follow this guide and get a clean and organized cooking space

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More often than not, the kitchen tends to be a cluttered space, since it’s an area we use every single day. You spend a considerable amount of time in your kitchen every day, but it may be a while before you realize how much stuff you have stashed there—not just items necessary for cooking and eating, but possibly even those that are not remotely related to cooking or eating.

If you find that your kitchen is in such a state, then that means that it’s time for a major deep-cleaning. This may sound like a daunting task—which it can be—but here, we give you a simple step-by-step procedure you can follow to make your kitchen organizing a success.

Evaluate all its contents


The first step to finally organizing your kitchen is by looking at every single item and evaluating them carefully. When looking at a specific item, ask yourself: Do I need this item? Do I use it regularly? Does it function well? This step is tough and time-consuming, but unless you really take the time to look at the contents of your kitchen and pick out which ones you can do without, you’ll never be able to get around to actually organizing your kitchen.

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Get rid of the clutter


Once you’ve thought about each item carefully, it’s time to divide them into those you’ll be keeping and those you’ll be getting rid of. If you look at a specific item and ask the questions given above, and if your answer to all those questions is a resounding “Yes,” then keep that item; otherwise, put it into a box along with the other items you’ll be tossing out (or donating).

Set a place for everything


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The kitchen is a place where you do a lot of things, so it is inevitable that even after you do a deep clean of that space, you’ll still have a considerable amount of necessary items left with you. Don’t be overwhelmed; all you need to do is to give each item a specific place in the kitchen. Assess your kitchen and establish the things that will be placed in certain areas. It might help to write this down, so that you won’t be confused later when you put everything in its proper place.

Position each item wisely


When it comes to storing your items, first and foremost, place the items and tools you use most often at eye level, so that they are easily seen and very accessible. As for those items that you don’t use as regularly, put them somewhere farther, making use of overhead cabinets and spaces underneath your counters, as well as drawers.

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If necessary, you can also make use of other ways to organize the contents of your kitchen. For example, install hooks or a rack on which you can hang your pots, pans, and other kitchen tools, get a small rack for your spices and smaller bottles, or buy a divider to for your cutting boards. You can even use unconventional methods to bring order to your kitchen—just be creative!

Stay consistent


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Of course, your kitchen will only stay organized if you make an effort to keep it that way. Make a conscious decision to be as clean as possible when you use the kitchen after deep-cleaning, and if possible, make organizing the kitchen (and every area in your home) a yearly occurrence.

Source: The Everygirl

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