Once you have your kitchen organized, how are you going to maintain it?
Here are a few tips to help you maintain your masterpiece:
Kitchens are one of the trickiest spaces in a home to organize. We spend a lot of time in the kitchen, and it often serves many more functions than just the place to prepare and eat meals. A well-functioning kitchen should:
Let’s dive into how to organize your kitchen. Think about the layout of your kitchen. The area within the sink-stove-fridge triangle is considered “prime real estate,” due to the frequency of activity in this space. (It’s OK if you don’t have a triangle - just envision the areas near these stations.) Ideally, we would have what we need at each of these stations. To do this, zone out your kitchen. Store equipment/tools closest to where they are first used, creating one-step centers as follows:
Next, you want to consider accessibility in each center. Place items strategically as follows:
While organizing, I often find old/expired medication. If you have the same genre of items in your home, check out this helpful website on how to dispose of them safely and properly: https://www.singlecare.com/blog/how-to-dispose-of-medication/
Liz Bremer, CPO