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8 Easy Tricks You Can Do Today To Organize Your Kitchen

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We have to admit, there are days when keeping the kitchen spic-and-span seem impossible. Just imagine—you have condiments on the counter, ingredients inside cabinets, and other essentials taking over various spots and corners—it can be a lot to take in. While you can always schedule a regular cleanup, working with a few organizing wonders is also a welcome idea. To help you get started, here are eight tips to guide you:

1. Label your food items accordingly.

Create personalized labels or stickers that can help you identify the contents of each container. It would also help if you add the expiration and purchase dates to keep track of your groceries.

READ: 6 Easy-to-Make Labels That You Can Use At Home

2. Install wire baskets on an empty wall.

More often than not, we keep items like garlic and onion outside the fridge. Keep them in place using wire baskets that you can easily install on the wall. Make sure you install it in an accessible height to make prep and cooking time easier. Use two or three more baskets for extra essentials like utensils, fruits, and other condiments.

RL Tip: If your kitchen has a door, you can install one or two baskets behind it as well.

3. Work with a tray or huge catchall on the counter.

Repurpose an old wooden tray or bowl to serve as a catchall where you can keep items that you use on a daily basis. Place it on the counter for easy access and cleanup each time you cook. Remember to organize this corner regularly so that it won’t turn into an eyesore.

4. Install rods by the sink.

Metal rods and a few S-hooks can give you a special place where you can hang towels and the cooking utensils you often use. Install it above the sink and below cupboards and shelves to retain the overall look of your kitchen.

5. Install a pegboard inside your cabinet doors.

It’s not uncommon to see pegboards on the walls but you may want to maximize this versatile piece by installing one or two inside your cabinets, too. These boards will come in handy—especially if you have measuring cups and other small essentials to organize.

6. Collect and repurpose glass containers.

Transfer powdered ingredients, cookies, and other food items into these containers and arrange them properly on a shelf or inside cabinets. Trust us, recycled mason jars would look extra pretty when lined up and displayed well.

Using similar containers keeps the look streamlined while glass pieces help you identify the contents in a snap.

7. Compartmentalize your drawers.

Check your cabinets or your kids’ work area for excess cardboard or folders. Cut these to your desired size and use it to create compartments inside your drawers.

As an alternative, you can also use old boxes that can fit inside the drawers to group your essentials according to use. With these DIY marvels, you can easily get and organize your knives, tools, and other cutlery easily.

8. Maximize your drying racks.

Do you have an extra drying rack inside the cabinet, gathering dust? Put it to good use by transforming it into a lid organizer! Line up the lids by size or use it to keep big plates from breaking. You can store the rack inside the cabinet where you keep pots and pans so you can grab whatever you need in one go.

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