by Nutan Brown
on Friday, April 2nd, 2021 at 8:54am.
The kitchen is often considered the heart of the home. But keeping it well maintained can be a challenge, as things tend to pile up very quickly. To help you make the most of this space, here are the top 5 tips to maximize your kitchen.
Consider All The Functions
Today’s kitchen isn’t just used to cook and eat meals. The space also serves many households as a place to study, work and entertain. Start by reflecting on how your family uses the kitchen and create a place to store items when they are not in use. From charging cords and ipads, to notebooks and pens, select an accessible spot for your things so they don’t clutter the kitchen.
Decide What You Actually Use
Give your whole space an objective assessment to determine what needs to stay and what can go. The best way to do this is to set aside your most used tools and appliances to identify duplicates, throw out old or broken items, and get rid of any single-use items that no longer serve a purpose.
Go through your cabinets and drawers and pick logical spots for everything. For instance, glassware might be best near the refrigerator, utensils should be in the drawer nearest to the prep area, mugs near the coffee maker, and cooking pieces should be kept close to where you prepare food.
Minimize Countertop Clutter
Having a clutter-free countertop will make preparing food and meals easier, while also improving the visual appeal of the kitchen. Make sure you clean up the sink and counter as soon as possible after preparing food. Put away small appliances, such as the toaster, when not in use.
Have A Seasonal Plan
Be aware of any holiday-specific items around your kitchen and be sure to store them somewhere else once the season has passed. You don’t need your fall décor out in the winter, or your Christmas décor out in the spring. When the holidays come around again, get what you need and put it back in storage as soon as you no longer need it.