There are many tips for a clean and organised kitchen but the most essential thing is to start! I know many of you reading this are a bit reluctant because you are not sure if this is actually going to work in your own home or at least how it will affect you. You might not realise how much stress is actually linked to the way we store our food in our kitchen. We have probably all heard at some point about the clutter in kitchens, it’s just not as big a problem as it was perhaps years ago when the cabinets were made of wood and there was little chance of damage due to moisture. Nowadays, kitchens are often fitted with special cabinets made from stainless steel and these are great but they do actually make storing food a nightmare!
The key to any kitchen is to have somewhere to properly set down your pots, pans and other kitchen utensils, this can be either under the sink where they will be out of harm’s way but also you will need somewhere to keep them properly organised. For this I would recommend two separate areas in the kitchen, one area for the utensils that you regularly use and the other area for those items that you might only use a few times each year, maybe once a month or something similar. This will make life easier for you and it means that you do not have everything spread around your kitchen which is actually a good idea as it will make it far easier to clean up. One of the main reasons why people struggle with keeping their kitchen tidy is because they tend to throw everything in here and there which makes it very hard to find what you need. Also, if you have a large family you will know that you will need somewhere to store all the leftovers as well.
Now that you know that you need to start to implement some of these tips for a clean and organised kitchen I would strongly encourage you to invest in some shelving. It’s very cheap and easy to install and you will find that once your kitchen starts to look more organised that you will simply not use anything else to store it. Shelving comes in so many different sizes, shapes and colours that you should easily be able to find something that suits your needs perfectly. If you want to get really creative, you can even install your own custom shelves to suit your particular kitchen design.