The kitchen is the heart of your home – usually the area of the house where people spend most of their time, and this is where you can prepare amazing home-cooked meals to share with loved ones. If you enjoy cooking and experimenting in the kitchen, you are likely investing in various kitchen gadgets to prepare the best food. However, a crowded kitchen can make the cooking process considerably more difficult as you struggle with space and find your small appliances in the middle of the chaos.
This article explains how to organize your small kitchen gadgets so that you can do your best in the kitchen.
Downsize your devices
The first step to having a crowded kitchen and organizing your small kitchen appliances is to divide them into different categories based on how long they will be used. You should have a choice of devices that you use often, that you rarely use, and that you never use. This is especially important if you have limited storage space in your kitchen.
Keep the devices you use at all times
To be honest, the right way to organize the devices that you use frequently depends on you as an individual. Now that you've identified the items you might be using on a daily basis and tidy up your cabinets and kitchen areas, it's time to think about how to organize the rest of the kitchen. Think about the type of cook you are and the equipment can be organized accordingly. There are some kitchen accessories like toasters and kettles that you will be using every day. Therefore it makes little sense to put them away. While kitchen countertops should be as neat and organized as possible, leaving some of your cookware on the countertops is perfectly fine. Rice cookers, slow cookers, and instant chicken pots that you use frequently but not every day can be stored in the cupboards. This makes your kitchen look more organized and simplifies your life when it comes time to cook.
Banish your never used devices
We are all guilty of hoarding certain items that we do not use, but still have the expectation that they might one day be useful. This happens not only with kitchen appliances, but also with clothing, shoes and books. It is very difficult to organize your kitchen when you have a bunch of appliances that you are not using take up precious space. No need to toss them in the trash – you can ask friends or family if they'll be of any use to the devices you want to get rid of, or you can find local charities and donate the items to those in need.
Keep infrequently used kitchen utensils
Obviously, the group of devices that you may only use on special occasions shouldn't be rid of. These are the devices that you use every few months and that don't need to be easily accessible. A great way to organize these is to put them away. It can be outside the kitchen area if you don't have enough space, or you can put it on a higher shelf to make room for the equipment you use every day.
Organizing your kitchen appliances is very important so that you avoid a messy kitchen and know exactly where to find what you need, when you need it. Follow the tips above and you should have an organized kitchen that can accommodate all of your small appliances.