How much of a “disaster area” is your kitchen? We’re not just talking about after you cook a big meal but in between? Do you create an avalanche of stuff every time you go in search of a pot or container? Has the junk from the junk drawers spilled out onto the counter? If any of that is happening, then it is time to get organized. This is a big project but once completed, you’re going to have a much better time in the kitchen.
Do you remember all those empty cabinets when you first moved in? You’re going to relive that moment by emptying everything out of the cabinets. This is the best way to take stock of what you have, toss out expired food, clean the shelves and get rid of all the stuff you don’t need.
Group Like Items
Once your cabinets are empty and you’re looking at all the things that have to go back, give some consideration on grouping. You want to sort and store like items. Things might have started out that way but over time, it all got a bit muddled. You want to make things more efficient. The cooking utensils should be close to your prep area. Glassware should be near the sink or fridge. Set up a coffee station with a tray for sugar, mugs, tea and other items you need for your morning jolt.
Use Clear Containers to Store Items
Clear containers are just for leftovers. They can be used to group things together like all those loose packets of sauce mixes, gravy mixes, hot cereal packets and hot cocoa envelopes.
Store Containers and Lids Together
Container lids are a lot like socks; they tend to get lost so you end up with a lid with no container or a container without a lid. Ironically, the best thing for your containers and lids is another container. Any extra lid that doesn’t match to a container should be tossed out. Keeping all those lids and container together might cut back on the loss items.
All this organizing will no doubt yield a lot of things you can get rid of. This might inspire you to go through the rest of the house and set aside those things that you can do without. That’s when you call in Junk King Orange County. These are the pro junk haulers who are going to help you clear out boxes, furniture, clothing and appliances. You’re going to reclaim a lot of space with that kind of clearing. A rubbish hauling session with Junk King Orange County is the perfect thing to help with organizing your kitchen.