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If I had to list three most hectic and stressful spots at home, one of them would be a kitchen. Are you with me? It’s tiring and stressful sometime when responsibilities wake us up in the morning and force us racing against the time, to prepare breakfast, before office hour starts counting down. Worse when our kitchen already submitted to clutters. It’s a time for changes.
I’ll give you 10 simple kitchen organization and upgrade ideas that will be useless unless you can invest few hours of your weekend. You can take one, two, or all. And if you can’t made up your mind after this video end, visit a link inside hyperlink. You’ll learn more information and ideas there.
10. Invest in Cloud Blind Corner Cabinet Pull-Out Shelves
One of the biggest challenges that you may have in a kitchen is when you have to find specific sauces stored deep inside a cabinet. Sometimes, you have to unload all the things already in the cabinet first before you find a single barbecue sauce jar that you need. And it’s exhausting. (Beware, I have 2 Affiliate links in this point)
Image above is a product photo from a brand called Rev-A-Shelf. I just found it in Amazon and I have to tell you it gave me a mini heart attack. You can get one of those for around $200 or $400. Honestly, I began to feel guilty myself telling you this information.
Anyway, you can get cheaper version from a same brand called Roll’em Out Shelves 1/2 moon lazy susan, or Rev-A-Shelf 33″ Half Moon Susans 2-Shelf Blind Corner Organizers. YouTube it before you decide to purchase and let’s continue with next idea.
9. Big Woven Basket for Sheet Pans and Cutting Boards
To freshen up the look of your kitchen, actually, you don’t need to spend a hefty amount of money. This idea for example, only requires one or two big woven baskets. It will comfort your favorite cooking magazines or sheet pans or cutting boards.
This idea is recommended only if you don’t lay them dormant on your kitchen floor. To avoid accident, place the baskets next to your cabinet, on the worktop, on an open shelf, hang them on a wall, hook them under your kitchen cabinet, or wherever you want as long as you can reach them securely, quickly, and easily.
8. Pot Lid Organizers
Is storing bulky kitchen utensils like pots “challenging” for you? Do you want to keep them tidy without gobbling up a lot of space in your cabinet? First idea, install some hooks on the cabinet’s doors, they will hold the lids in place.
Second, purchase towel bars and install it on the cabinet’s door. Third idea, used unused CD rack you have for years collecting dust in your garage. FYI, you probably can fetch them for free from nearest garage sales in your complex.
That’s it, group your lids separately from your pots and your next job is learning Idea in number 7th .
7. How to organize cooking magazine?
Who doesn’t love reading cooking magazines. Not only you can find plenty information about scrumptious food recipes but also clutters. They are not always bad though. With some magazine holders, they can be a unique part of your kitchen decoration.
if you don’t want to buy them, you can take cereal boxes. Clean them and cut them off to form magazine holders. With this idea, not only you free your eyes from messy stack magazines but also you give your worktop more spaces.
A bonus tip: if you have plenty cooking magazines in your kitchen, finding your favorite recipes won’t always be a breeze. Therefore, tear pages containing your favorite recipes, make three holes at one of the edges, and put them in a binder. It’s easier to find now!
6. Group everythings
Do you find it hard to get white vinegar or baking soda you need when you thought you already have stored all condiments, snacks, and supplies you have in right cabinets?
If your answer is yes, it means you need new reorganizing work. For example, If you have some open shelves over the worktop, use that area to store your go-to spices and utensils, but, still, group them together based on their types or functions. Same thing for your pantry.
Organize your open shelves like how supermarket organize their stocks. Group them base on their types. This idea will enable you locating your favorite snacks and pasta easier even when mild amnesia hit you. I guess
Holding your go-to condiments in place? Check!
Storing spoons and forks? Check!
Storing sachets of sugar, coffee, and tea bags? Check!
Re-functioned as a traditional cheese storage? Why not.
4. Built-In Paper Towel
It’s not there when you need them! This idea will permanently solve your bad relationship.
First, sacrifice your un-favorite drawer and replace it with a paper towel rod because it’s time to make your own built-in paper towel.
If possible, give up a drawer that sits near your stove or kitchen sink. That’s way, you can easily use it in a jiffy when you need them.
3. Dandelion Pendant Lamps
Not only giving your kitchen new paint, you can also jazz your kitchen up by installing pendant lights. Old, new, or DIY products, they will add new charms to your kitchen instantly.
Whatever you give or use, your kitchen will always agree. Whether you crafted them from true crystals or imitations.
Whatever light bulbs you choose to illuminate your pendant, hang them over the busiest spots in your kitchen. Like above your kitchen island or the dining table.
2. Colored Refrigerator
Bring contrast to your kitchen makeover plan and then move your focus to other amenities you already have in your kitchen. If you feel desperate to get enough budget to repaint your entire kitchen wall, try with your fridge.
You can find several useful video tutorials here, in this post for instance. If those videos could not help you, lower your expectation and check your fridge’s handle. With small modification, you probably can bring a new pop.
Tips: don’t shame your refrigerator with stickers.
1. Obviously, Clean it.
After talking about lots of ideas to make up your kitchen, getting your kitchen cleaned is the most indispensable of all. It’s no use changing your kitchen wall’s color, replace the back-splash, and replace your old kitchen cabinets with something from IKEA if your kitchen is filthy.
There are countless cleaning hacks that you can try out for your kitchen. For example, you can clean your cutting boards by pouring a lot of salt onto them and scrub the surface using half of lemon before rinsing with water. Else, did you know that wet sponge can clean greases in your microwave?
First, put the sponge inside your microwave for two minutes and once it is no longer hot, use it to wipe your nasty greases. Also, you can make your stove-top burners look like a brand new one by putting them in plastic Ziploc. Add ¼ cup of ammonia, seal the bags, and place them outside for a night. In the following morning, wipe them with a sponge outside. And remember! Don’t add any bleach to the ammonia. It’s hazardous!
So, those are 10 simple kitchen organization and upgrade ideas that you can try after your read this post. For more detail and to avoid any unfunny surprises. Check any link you want in the subtitles.