7 Kitchen Organization Ideas to Give You Back Your Sanity

A recent survey revealed that Americans spend an average of six hours a week cleaning in their homes. And, after the bathroom, it is the kitchen that people dread cleaning the most.

Does that sound familiar to you? While we all enjoy the benefits of a tidy and well-managed home, sometimes the process can feel like hard work. With all the tasks and errands we need to accomplish in every day life keeping a well organized home can be extra challenging.

Well, one way to simplify your lives and to make your time in the kitchen more enjoyable is to be well organized.  To find out how you can get on top of the mess in your kitchen, read these seven kitchen organization ideas.

1. Declutter

If organizing your kitchen has been on your to-do list for some time, then there's a strong chance you will need to start with decluttering. A cluttered kitchen is much harder to clean, can make it difficult to find the utensils you need, and can even be bad for your health. The best route to an organized kitchen is to get rid of anything that you never use, and organize what you have left. Having someone assist you with decluttering can make all the difference in accomplishing this task - having a service like HeyThrivy Home Managers can be that extra assistance you need.

2. Step Shelving

Make the most of your cabinet and shelf space by introducing step shelving. Using stepped shelves or risers means that you can fit twice as many jars, boxes, and packets, and make it a lot easier to see what you have.

3. Under-Shelf Storage

When your shelves are full it does not have to mean the end of their usefulness.  Hang an under-shelf storage basket under your shelf to create a whole new layer of storage. It will be nice and easy to reach as it is lower than the shelf, and super easy to see the items you are storing to avoid rummaging.

4. Use Jars and Labels

Rather than having lots of half-finished packets of ingredients in your cupboards, empty the contents into clear jars. You can see exactly how much you have left of everything, and you will keep the contents air-tight and fresh. Jars can also stack better than packets, making it easier to organize your cabinets. Be sure to clearly label all of your jars clearly, no one likes getting the salt and sugar mixed up!

5. Make the Most of Cabinet Doors

The inside of cabinet doors make for really useful storage space and are often overlooked. Hanging a caddy, or spice rack on the inside of your cabinet doors will give you a lot of extra storage space for smaller items. 

6. Kitchen Organization Using Your Walls

If you are struggling for extra storage space, then your kitchen walls could be the answer. Try fixing hooks to your walls to hang utensils and pots and pans. If you are up for a little DIY project, you could clad your walls with pegboard to make a real feature of hanging up your items. 

7. Try a Lazy Susan

They may sound old fashioned, but a Lazy Susan is a great way of storing your spices and seasonings so you can easily access them when cooking. A Lazy Susan helps ensure things are visible and easily accessible even in a deep cabinet.

Home Management Made Simple

So those are seven tips for kitchen organization to help you stay on top of the clutter and help you keep your kitchen clean and tidy.

Find out more about how HeyThrivy can help you with home management. 

Danna Redmond