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No one wants to work in a disorganized and messy kitchen! Aside from making cooking pretty tedious, a cluttered and messy kitchen quickly becomes the sanctuary for bacteria and insects. On the other, an organized kitchen makes cooking a delight and your meals healthier. So, do you constantly find yourself on an endless search for your Tupperware lid? Does walking into your kitchen make you feel embarrassed? Here are a few ways to bring order to your kitchen.

Start with a proper setup

First of all, you need to create a suitable setup for the kitchen in a way that suits you and makes cooking less complicated. This design will depend on many factors such as your style, the size of your kitchen, the items or utensils you often use, etc. Before you start designing your kitchen or arranging items, take the time to visualize what you want your space to look like. How best can you position things in a way that puts them within reach to keep your kitchen neat at all times and save time?

Suppose visualizing your kitchen setup is a bit challenging. In that case, you can use a free kitchen visualizer to create unique designs and customize your kitchen set up in a way that suits you.

Manage your plastic containers

The last thing you want is to open your cabinet only to experience an avalanche of plastic containers. Surprisingly, a common habit amongst many people is keeping numerous worn-out, old, and used plastic storage containers. You always feel you’ll have some use for it in the future, and it sits there taking space. If you haven’t used a container in months, you might as well get rid of it, as it’s only causing clutter at the moment. Otherwise, create separate storage for all your empty containers.

Cookware and appliances

You want your kitchen experience always to be as efficient as possible. One way to achieve this is by keeping your go-to cookware as close to your stove as possible. This way, you don’t have to go back and forth when preparing meals. Also, keep the appliances and kitchen equipment you often use always on your countertop and the rest in a cabinet to avoid clutter. 

Clean out your refrigerator

Yes, it may be closed and look clean from the outside, but a messy or disorganized fridge can make cooking difficult – not to mention the fact that food can go bad without you noticing. An essential step to feeling good about your kitchen is cleaning your refrigerator. Remove everything and sort them out. Find out which ones are going bad and what items you didn’t know you still had in there. Once done, give each shelf and surface a good scrub and put only the things you need back inside. 

Organize your spice station 

Having several unevenly sized containers of spices can be a pain point. A safe option is to have all your spices in one place, either in a drawer or neatly arranged on an open shelf. 

You can also hang your fresh fruits and veggies to keep them off your counter.

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