We looked and planned the movements around the kitchen, what we wanted to do with the space and how we wanted the kitchen to function. So, one week, we ordered a 40 yard dumpster to be delivered to the house. We knew about these as when we moved in, we had filled five of these babies with junk from inside the house as well as the yard. We checked with each other hoping that we were really sane, picked up sledge hammers and started on the walls. What fun it was, tearing away what had become a kitchen that we did not like and could not stand.
After you eliminate the items that you will no longer use, you can begin putting things in order. The first place to start is the kitchen drawers. Using drawer organizers will help you locate what you need quickly and eliminate clutter. Once you have finished with the drawers, move on to the cabinets. Keep similar items such as plates and glasses together. Items you use on regular basis should be on the lower shelves; less frequently used items such as seasonal dinnerware should be on the upper shelves. Buy a spice rack to store your spices and free up more space in your cupboard.
Although the contents in your kitchen drawers aren't exposed and nothing can be seen they still can effect how functional your kitchen is. Sometimes it is just easier to grab an item off the counter and place it in a drawer but by organizing your kitchen drawers it will help keep the clutter under control. It's always a good feeling of knowing exactly what you have and a bonus of being able to find it too.
Not long after we were married, we bought a house in a great area that an architect had designed for himself and his family. We loved it - very Frank Lloyd Wright, with lots of land. So began the adventure. Having just moved into our new home, we came to the conclusion that the kitchen definitely needed to be redone - yes, the kitchen interior design project was on.
Tackle one drawer at a time. Organizing solutions need not take a long time. Set aside a specified amount of time. Limit a maximum of 30 minutes for a large drawer or one that hold lots of items. Smaller, less full drawers put 10-15 minutes time maximum on these sized drawers. This way you stay focused, don't waste time, and you get done quicker and leave more time for other things. When kitchen drawer organizing is done in small, manageable chinks of time, then I find I am more likely to do it more often so will you.
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