Creative Solutions for a Functional Kitchen Space

Creative Solutions for a Functional Kitchen Space

Organizing your kitchen can make cooking and meal prep a breeze. Our approach focuses on one simple rule: make the most of your space. Whether you’re dealing with cramped cabinets or overflowing drawers, we’re here to help you clear the clutter and create a kitchen that works for you.

Visualize Your Clutter

Start by emptying out every drawer and cabinet. This helps you see what you have and makes it easier to decide what to keep and what to get rid of. Sort your items into these categories:

  • Plates and bowls
  • Cups, glasses and water bottles
  • Baking
  • Kitchen gadgets
  • Cooking utensils
  • Pots and pans
  • Serveware
  • Spices
  • Pantry

Then, create piles for items you want to donate, sell or keep.

Strategic Storage Solutions

You have to think outside the box when organizing a cluttered kitchen. We use products like lazy susans, risers, utensil holders and dividers, but you don’t need to purchase extra products to get organized. The key is to let go of things that are causing clutter.

When organizing, create specific zones such as a coffee bar, place a dish towel rack next to the sink or keep daily use cups near the dishwasher. Store items you use less often in higher cabinets, and place seasonal items such as cookie cutters or serving platters with other holiday decorations in the garage or attic.

Make use of vertical space, as well. You may be able to add shallow racks or hooks to the inside of cabinet and pantry doors to take advantage of every inch of space. Or, add a wall or ceiling-mounted pot rack to clear up some space inside cabinets. Don’t forget the space between the upper cabinets or shelves and the countertop. It’s a perfect space for hanging paper towels or adding magnetic strips for knives and other utensils.

Embrace Routine Decluttering

Don’t forget to regularly declutter and toss out broken or unused items to keep your kitchen organized. I suggest taking the time to work on each zone at least four times a year, where you toss broken or unusable items. Also keep an eye on plastic containers, to-go cups and shopping bags so they don’t take over any of your new-found storage space.

By maximizing your space and keeping things simple, you can create a kitchen that works for you. With a little effort and the right strategies, you can enjoy a clutter-free and functional cooking space every day.