THE BEST TIPS ON KEEPING YOUR KITCHEN CLEAN AND ORGANISED
No matter what size your kitchen is, keeping it organised and free of clutter can be quite a challenge. Between our work, social lives, family obligations and countless responsibilities, it can be easy to forget that kitchen flow and function matters.
If you’ve opened the pantry to a Tupperware avalanche or purchased another jar of cinnamon because the other one was hiding in the dark depths of the cupboard, it’s time for you to give your kitchen some attention.
Contrary to what many of us believe, you don’t need an enormous space to have a functional, stylish kitchen. You just need a sustainable plan to organise it.
ASSEMBLE AND STORE
Begin by decluttering your cabinets. Remove every item and assess whether you need or use each piece. When did you actually last use the juicer that is taking up 1/3 of your cupboard space? If it hasn’t been used in the last 12 months, we recommend selling or donating it to someone.
Assemble your items in reusable jars or containers and start organising them into cupboards or drawers close to where their function is performed. In the pantry, fridge and cabinets, place the foods and cookware you use most in the easiest-to-reach places. Make the area around your stovetop a dedicated ‘cooking zone’ so you can have pots and pans close at hand.
Organise your food storage containers, plastic wraps and labels near the fridge to make it a simple process when putting leftovers away. Silicone covers are an excellent replacement for single-use plastic wrap, as they keep food fresh longer with their air-tight seal.
Put away appliances that you seldom use. If you only have toast once a fortnight, do you really need the toaster sitting out on the bench? We suggest tucking it away in a cabinet and then pull out when needed.
KENZO MAGNETIC KNIFE RACK
Large wooden knife blocks may be practical, but they cost you prime real estate on your kitchen benchtop or in your pantry. A wall-mounted knife rack is a perfect accessory for storing your essential cooking utensils.
The minimalistic design of our Kenzo Magnetic Knife Rack frees up space in the kitchen, as you can install it in a location of your choosing.
A drawer organiser is a no-nonsense way of storing silverware, measuring spoons, and other small, narrow utensils. Place the organiser in the drawer and sort your utensils into specified spots. Look for a drawer organiser that is convertible, allowing you to change the size of the organiser depending on the size of the drawer.
ELYSIAN HAND TOWEL HOLDER
Boasting versatility with a range of functions, the Elysian Hand Towel Holder represents a new way to store our household essentials. If you are frequently searching for paper towels or kitchen cloths, then the Elysian is the perfect kitchen accessory for you.
When transferring foods from their packaging into containers, we suggest writing or labelling the contents and expiration date on the back of the jar. A wine glass pen or laminated labels should do the trick just fine.
When foods are accurately labelled and organised, it makes it easier to take a quick inventory of your kitchen items to know exactly what you need to purchase when shopping next.
Having food labels will also contribute to waste reduction. When you know the expiry date and the contents, you are less likely to double up or forget about its shelf-life. Happy kitchens make for an even happier planet!