When you bend down to open the oven, do you bump into the fridge? When you use that elbow grease to do the dishes, do you knock over the spices? If so, your kitchen might be small or disorganized. Even if your kitchen is large on paper, disorganized storage can make even the largest kitchen feel cramped. For years, we lived with a tiny kitchen, but thanks to a few kitchen organization solutions, we were able to maximize space, style, and convenience.
The first step in organizing your kitchen is to free up counter space. Counter space is by far the most valuable space in a small kitchen and often the hardest to come by. Kitchen organizers such as spice racks, Lazy Susans, and door storage racks can make all the difference between good use of valuable counter space and clutter. A Lazy Susan is ideal to make the most of under counter storage, keeping counters free for cutting and arranging food. They also allow for quick and easy access to stored items without having to rummage around on your hands and knees. Drawer organizers such as spice racks, knife drawer organizers, or cutlery trays are more essential items, keeping drawers efficient and neat.
Additional kitchen gadgets such as Catskill Craftsmen cutting boards, make it possible to cut vegetables on a kitchen or dining room table, eliminating the need for additional counter space and keeping what you have free for mixing and dressing. Pull out shelves are another great kitchen gadget that makes storage easier and more efficient. One of the reasons kitchens get cluttered is because people fail to put things away in their proper places. However, with pull out shelves, you donít have to bend down to reach the back of the shelf, so itís more desirable to put pots, pans, and cooking supplies back right after use. Door storage racks invent storage space that never existed before, allowing you to store items on otherwise useless doors!
This is just a taste of what you can do with the kitchen organizers. Given the right ingenuity, you can even make the smallest kitchen into a luxury cooking space.