Do you find yourself making more of a mess in your kitchen looking for things than actually with your cooking? That is a clear sign you need to step up your approach to kitchen storage. Here’s how to get it done:
Declutter Your Kitchen
The first step is to declutter the entire kitchen. That means pulling everything out of cabinets, drawers and the fridge. Getting rid of expired food in the fridge and freezer is easy. Then you have to make the tough call about all the rest of the stuff. Are you ever going to use that ice cream maker you got as a wedding present year ago? Are there gadgets that you don’t even know what they’re for? All that stuff they you’re not going to use needs to be set aside. Focus on the practical items for your kitchen.
Use Space-Saving, See-Through Containers
The biggest contributor to kitchen clutter are all those food storage containers. You never seem to have as many as you need and the ones you do have are missing lids. The best way to store your containers is with another container. Put the empties in one bin and all the lids in another. Those two receptacles should be the only place a plastic container should ever go and they should always be side by side.
Make Use of the Back of Your Cabinet Doors
There is a lot of wasted space in your cabinets beginning at the door. Instead of leaving that area empty, you can utilize a lot of storage hooks for measuring cups, pot holders and even pot lids. Attach a magazine rack to the door and it becomes a perfect place to store your cutting boards. If you’re using a separate pantry with a door, then paint that door with blackboard paint and convert it into a chalk board for a kitchen grocery list.
Create Sections with Tension Rods
Tension rods are most often used to hang curtains but someone caught onto this concept and made smaller rods that can be used in cabinets. They work great under the sink to hold up cleaning bottles.
As you reconfigure your kitchen storage, you’ll come across a lot of things to get rid of. That’s where Junk King Philadelphia comes into play. These are the junk hauling experts who can quickly remove all that unwanted clutter. They can also load up an old futon, computer, TV or any other item you want to toss out that can’t go in the trash. You’re going to open up a lot more storage in the kitchen and house after Junk King Philly is done clearing out the clutter.
This past Christmas, it was very easy to recycle your Christmas tree in Chesterbrook. All you had to do was remove the decorations and take it out to the curb on trash pickup day. The only challenge was to make sure you got the tree down by that first week after New Year’s. When it comes to recycling an old computer, you’ll find it a bit more challenging. You would be hard pressed to find a convenient drop off site for your e-waste. You probably have a lot of other things you’d like to get rid of that can be put into a trashcan. That is when you call in Junk King Philadelphia.
Junk King Philly is part of a national chain of professional junk haulers who have been in this line of work for quite some time. They have worked out a system that not only benefits the homeowner but also the environment around Chesterbrook and beyond. Junk King wants to make it easy to get rid of your stuff. Unlike the Christmas tree, you won’t have to bring anything your getting rid of down to the curb. The moving squad who will be assigned to your appointment will carry everything out of the house and onto their truck. That even means bringing furniture down from a second floor or an attic. Are you considering the possibilities?
Junk King crews can also be tapped to help clear your yard of any kind of debris that has been gathering since last year. All those piles of wood, lumber, auto parts and tires can finally be picked up and cleared away. Think of the improvement that is going to make in your property.
All you need to do is pick a day when you want Junk King to clear away your rubbish. They only ask that you set aside two hours. That is less about how long it will take to remove your stuff and more about giving them time to get through Philly traffic. They’ll be calling on the day of your appointment to keep you posted on their whereabouts. If you want swift junk removal in Chesterbrook, then you want Junk King Philly on the job. They’ll know what to do with your rubbish.
Although it might not seem like it, spring is just a few weeks away. It is time to think about freshening up your home with some new decorating ideas. You could take a “top to bottom” approach and redo your entire house or just focus on one room at a time. Makeover the living room in the spring and your bedroom at the start of summer. Here are some fresh decorating ideas you can put into action today:
Go Bold With Color
One of the biggest secrets of an interior designer is “color is cheap.” You’ll find that you can repaint a room for a lot less money than it would cost to replace all the furniture. If you’re thinking about repainting, then you want to think about going bold with color choices. Think outside your current color scheme. Instead of a white wall for the dining room, go red. In the living room, you can try a pastel yellow or green. The bedroom is a perfect place for soothing blue tones.
Before you break out the brushes, you might want to narrow your color choices down to three or four top picks. Then get small samples of those colors and paint a square on the target wall. This will let you see what that paint is going to look like when it dries and in the light.
DIY Your Decor
Décor is defined as any item that doesn’t serve a practical function but instead provides decoration “accents.” Your décor elements can be artwork, rugs, candles and other selective knick-knacks. Décor is always open to personal interpretation. In other words, what is appealing to you is what should go into the room but not all of these items have to be bought from a high-end decorating store. You can create keepsake mementos using things you collect on vacation. Arrange them in a frame or shadow box. You also have plenty of photos stored on your cell phone. Print them out and put them into frames, too. There is also plenty of kid artwork you can use as a whimsical “artwork” piece for your décor.
Before you take on any one of these decorating projects, you want to make sure you’re working in a home that is clear of clutter. You wouldn’t want to clear out a room to paint it and then bring back in all the worn out furniture and other rubbish. Instead, turn that all over to Junk King Philadelphia today. Let them do all the clearing work. One junk removal session with Junk King Philadelphia is all it will take to get your home clear of rubbish and ready for decorating.