A well-organized kitchen can make you eat in more, which in turn
saves you money and makes you healthier! So in the spirit of making
your wallet a little heavier and you a little lighter, Apartment Therapy shares the secrets to a well-organized kitchen.
Even if you hate your stove, sink and refrigerator, if you’re an apartment
dweller, they aren’t going anywhere. So start with a good scrubbing
down of the inside and outside of these well-used kitchen staples.
Next, create stations for all the things you do in the kitchen, just
like chefs do at restaurants. Think of things like cooking, cleaning,
baking, prepping food, etc.
Now you need to organize the items
needed for each task around that task. For example, have the cutlery
right by the sink so you can put it away as soon as you’re finished
washing up. Move other stuff around so that it’s located conveniently
to where you work. Spices, pots and pans should be near the stove,
knives and cutting boards in your prep station, and store baking
ingredients and supplies near your baking station.
You can store
things you only bring down once a year, like the electric knife to cut
the turkey at Thanksgiving or Christmas cookie cutters, up high or down
low. “Merchandise” your kitchen stuff. Keep it organized, arranged by
size, color and frequency of use to make cooking an even more pleasant
task. When buying storage items like canisters, make sure they are
super-functional (i.e. the lid is easy to get off), in addition to
Finally, once you’ve assigned everything a spot,
continue to put it away in its assigned place! That way if you’re out
of something you can quickly notice it and add it to the grocery list or
wash up, in the case of a cupboard empty of glasses.