The kitchen can be one of the most important rooms in a house. It is where a family comes together to cook, eat, and connect with one another. But when the kitchen is cluttered or disorganized, it can go from being a central hub to a place nobody wants to be. Here are three ways to reorganize that space and make it shine.
1. Go Through Your Pantry
Oftentimes, old boxes, cans, or bagged goods can get stuck in the back of the pantry, unused. Every couple of months, it can be a good idea to go through your pantry and discard or donate any nonperishable items you have not used in a while or do not plan on cooking. If you have duplicate items that you do not need, consider giving one away or throwing out any item that has expired.
2. Use Labels
Labels are a game-changer when it comes to getting organized! Whether you start using date labels for food, labels for each of your cabinets or drawers, or labels on cleaning products, your life may not be the same. Labels can help you narrow down what you need more quickly and can help you know where to return your items once you are finished with them.
3. Know Where to Store
If you find yourself frustrated that your Tupperware lids are always missing or your pots and pans are crammed into a tiny space, it may be time to rethink how you are storing things in your kitchen. Do not try to fit too many different items in each location and try to keep size and shape in mind. If you have a lot of cookware, but only ever use a few pieces, consider donating the spares.
Your kitchen should be a happy place. Sometimes, all it takes is a little reorganizing to see a big difference!