Kitchen organizing q&A
our professional organizers are answering your kitchen organizing questions
MY KIDS DO THEIR HOMEWORK AT THE KITCHEN COUNTER, WHERE SHOULD WE STORE THEIR SUPPLIES?
If you have an available, nearby shelf or drawer, use it to organize homework supplies. If not, purchase an attractive box, basket, bin, or organizer to contain, organize, and hide their homework supplies.
SHOULD I KEEP APPLIANCES ON THE KITCHEN COUNTER OR IN A CABINET?
It depends on the appliance. Our rule of thumb is, if you use an appliance daily, it stays on the counter, and if not, it should be stored it in a cabinet or storage closet.
HOW CAN I BETTER ORGANIZE MY TUPPERWARE STORAGE?
First, sort through your containers checking that each base has a corresponding lid. If not, get rid of it. Also get rid of anything you don’t like, or don’t use. Next, match, and attach, all lids with their bases, and store them away in a drawer.
OUR SILVERWARE DRAWER IS A MESS OF MISCELLANEOUS THINGS, HOW CAN I PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING?
When everything has a specific home, and everyone knows where that home is, it is much easier to maintain organization. Relocate everything that isn’t silverware to its actual home, and then inform your family where all these miscellaneous things belong. Next, utilize this extra space to organize additional silverware or something else used in the kitchen.
HOW CAN I BETTER ORGANIZE OUR FRIDGE?
If you need more space, consolidate items together based on height and move shelves around to eliminate wasted space. If you’re having trouble accessing the things you need, rearrange things so that your most often used things are the most accessible. If you’re lacking room, check all expiration dates and toss anything expired.
HOW DO I KEEP MY KITCHEN COUNTERS CLUTTER FREE?
Again, when everything has a defined home, it’s easy to put things away. When things don’t have a defined home, they end up as clutter. Ensure clutter-free countertops by giving everything a home, and by creating simple routines that return things to their homes.