The kitchen is the heart of your home – it is usually the area of the house where people spend most of their time and it is the place where you can create amazing home-made meals to share with your loved ones. If you are into cooking and experimenting in the kitchen, you are likely to invest in different kitchen appliances to help you cook the best food. However, a cluttered kitchen can make the cooking process much more difficult as you struggle with space as well as finding your small appliances in the midst of the mess.
In this article, we will discuss how to organize your small kitchen appliances, so that you can best perform in the kitchen.
Pare Down Your Appliances
The initial step to a decluttered kitchen and to organize your small kitchen appliances is to separate them into different categories according to how often you use them. You should have a selection of appliances you use frequently, the ones you rarely use, and the ones you never use. This is highly important particularly if you have limited storage space in your kitchen.
Store the Appliances You Use All the Time
Truthfully, the right way to organize the appliances you do use frequently will depend on you as an individual. Now that you have identified the items you use potentially on a daily basis and decluttered your cupboards and kitchen space, you need to think of how to organize the rest of the kitchen. Think about what type of cook you are and the appliances can be organized accordingly. There are some kitchen accessories, such as toasters and kettles, that you will be using every day, therefore there is little point putting these away. Although kitchen countertops should be clean and organized as much as possible, it is perfectly fine to leave some of your cookware on the countertops. Rice cookers, slow cookers, and instant pots, which may be the ones you use with frequency but not daily, can be put away in the cabinets. This will make your kitchen look more organized and simplify your life when it is time to cook.
Banish Your Never-Used Appliances
We are all guilty of hoarding certain items that we do not use but continue to have expectations that one day it may come in handy. This happens not only with kitchen appliances but also with clothes, shoes, and books. It is very difficult for your kitchen to be organized if you have a number of appliances that you do not use taking up precious space. You do not have to put them in the bin – you can ask friends or family members if they would have any use for the appliances you are trying to get rid of or you can find local charities and donate the items to those in need.
Move Rarely-Used Kitchen Appliances to Storage
The group of appliances that you give some use to, potentially on special occasions only, evidently you should not get rid of. These are the appliances you use every few months and do not need to be easily accessible. A good way to organize these is to put them in storage. It can be out of the kitchen area, if you do not have the space, or place them on a higher shelf so you make space for the appliances you do use on a daily basis.
Organizing your kitchen appliances is highly important so that you can avoid a messy kitchen and so that you know exactly where to find what you need when you need it. Follow the tips above and you should have an organized kitchen that has a place for all of your small appliances.