For many families, the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where you gather to eat dinner, cook, and share so many memories with one another. So it only makes sense that you have a lot of items to cook and eat with. This is especially true over the past year or two, because more people are eating at home instead of going out to restaurants. And stockpiling has become the new normal, rather than a habit that only a handful of people practiced. With so much going on in a kitchen, it also tends to be one of the messiest. By organizing your kitchen, you’ll be able to get rid of the things you don’t need, and find the objects you want faster. Here are some clever tips and tricks to master kitchen organization like a pro.
25. Before You Get Started, Make a Plan
With any home makeover, it’s always a good idea to make a plan before you get started. Jumping into a project without planning is one of the most common mistakes that people make, especially when they’re limited on time and eager to get started. They go to the store after getting inspired, and end up with not enough or too many items to complete the project. This could lead to going back to the store multiple times, or potentially wasting money on things you don’t need. So before you start your kitchen organization project, simply sitting down and making a plan.
First and foremost, make a financial budget. Figure out how many containers you can reasonably buy on one shopping trip, and what items are necessary for making your organization project work. If necessary, you can make a multi-part plan to continue the project on the weekends, or after every paycheck. It’s likely that there is so much work to do, the kitchen organization project won’t won’t be finished in one day, and that’s fine. As long as you’re trying, it’s going to be the beginning of a journey to make your space better.