How to organise your kitchen

Cluttered countertops and chaotic cabinets? We’ve all been there. Follow along as we guide you through the secrets of kitchen storage and organisation.

Before you start

Before diving into the world of kitchen organisation, first we need to lay the groundwork for success. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Assess your needs: take a moment to evaluate your kitchen setup and pinpoint areas that could use some TLC. Are your countertops cluttered with appliances? Do your cabinets overflow with mismatched containers?

  • Declutter: Empty cabinets, drawers and pantry shelves. Donate unused gadgets which are still in good condition, recycle old containers, and toss anything past its prime. Keep an eye out for duplicates too!

  • Deep clean: With your kitchen stripped bare, use the opportunity to give every surface a thorough cleaning. Scrub countertops, sanitise appliances, and degrease stove tops. Don't forget to tackle often-neglected areas like behind the refrigerator and inside cabinets. This gives you a clean canvas to work with!

Make the most of your space

Before you bring in extra storage, you may be surprised how much extra space you can squeeze out of your existing setup.

Utilise vertical space with stackable bins or shelves to make the most of every inch. Slimline kitchen trolleys are perfect for narrow spaces, offering additional storage for bulky items like bags of flour or potatoes. With their sleek design and mobile functionality, they effortlessly glide into tight corners, transforming wasted space into valuable storage real estate.

You can say goodbye to cabinet clutter with extendable kitchen organisers that stretch to accommodate your needs. Loose pot lids, baking trays and chopping boards can all slot neatly into the expandable slots. Tiered shelves keep pots and pans within easy reach, while adjustable dividers keep unruly utensils in their place. Pull-out drawers provide seamless access to items tucked away in the depths of your cabinets, making it a breeze to find what you need when you need it.

Bring in storage that’s stylish and functional

Don’t sacrifice style for extra storage! For a super-satisfying pantry, use clear and secure containers to keep pantry staples fresh and organised. Choosing the right containers can be a daunting task, so we recommend you choose based on three key factors:

  • Stackability: Opting for containers that stack neatly can save valuable space in your kitchen cabinets or pantry shelves. Look for containers with straight sides and uniform shapes that can nestle snugly atop one another, creating a tidy tower of storage efficiency.

  • Transparency: Clear is the way to go when it comes to kitchen containers, allowing you to quickly identify ingredients and assess what you have on hand. Plus, the sleek, modern look of clear containers adds a touch of sophistication to your kitchen aesthetic.

  • Ease of use: Choose kitchen containers that are easy to open, close, and manoeuvre, even when your hands are full or covered in flour. Look for containers with user-friendly features like snap-lock lids, flip-top seals, or easy-grip handles. Additionally, opt for containers that are dishwasher-safe for effortless cleanup.

For your spice and herb collection, glass spice jars add a touch of elegance. Choose a design with an air-tight seal for freshness, and ensure your spice jars have ample space for labelling. Alternatively, use pre-printed labels and get your spices sorted in seconds!

If you’re still searching for extra room in your pantry, try using a turntable for easy access. These rotating wonders bring everything within arm's reach, from spices to snacks, with just a simple spin. Bonus points for two-tiered designs!

Keeping your kitchen clean

Now that the hard part is done, you can put some strategies in place to keep your kitchen neat and tidy. Schedule regular decluttering sessions to prevent clutter from creeping back in, and enlist the help of family members or roommates to keep everything tidy. With a little consistency, you can keep your kitchen organised for years to come!