For as long as humanity has existed on this planet, people have gathered around during mealtime. The very dawn of civilization began when people would start working together to procure food, rather than fighting each other for more of their share.
To this day it remains important for families and friends to share their meals together. For families, it allows for everyone to stay in touch and stay close despite busy schedules. Sitting down to a daily meal together helps for those bonds to stay strong.
And having friends over for a nice home-cooked meal is simply a fun and affordable night in the house. There is nothing quite like laughing in the kitchen with your friends while sipping on a glass of fine wine while the aromas from the delicious food cooking in your oven waft throughout the house.
However, none of that is going to be possible if you don’t take extra care to organize your kitchen. If you have piles of things overrunning all of your counter space, then how are you supposed to chop the vegetables to put in your stew? You need to maximize the space available in your kitchen so that you can really get the most out of spending time in there and preparing your meals. Here are a few tips that will get you started in the right direction of organizing your kitchen.
Tip #1 – Get rid of the nonsense
Before you even get started in reorganizing your kitchen, you’re probably going to want to get rid of some things. This could result in a trip to the thrift store to make some donations, or even a yard sale to make some extra cash.
But the first step is going through all of your drawers and cabinets and getting rid of odds and ends that you quite simply don’t ever use. Or, even if you do use your garlic crusher on very rare occasions, you can put items like that in the far back of your pantry. Otherwise, it’s off to the Goodwill with all of those unused cooking tools.
Tip #2 – Utilizing Sliding Shelves in your Cabinets
This tip might involve a little bit of handy work. Still, if you have a few free hours during your Sunday afternoon, you will really help to maximize your cabinet space with a little bit of elbow-grease.
One of the most common problems of clutter in your cabinets is getting things sucked into the black hole that is the back of your cabinet area. That is always where the old Cool Whip containers end up, and spices you don’t use very often sit sadly for years on end.
That is why you should consider installing sliding shelves into your cabinet. This lets you slide them right out so that you can easily access all of your available space.
While installing sliding shelves into your cabinets might sound initially like a lot of work, you might be amazed at how easy it actually is. For one, the shelves you have in your cabinets at this moment probably aren’t that difficult to remove. A lot of cabinets just have the shelves set in on pegs. All you have to do is lift them out.
As for installing your rolling shelves, it is normally just as simple as making sure the tracks are level with each other and screwing them into the side of your cabinet. This fun and convenient project can often be completed very quickly!
Don’t miss out on fun meals with your family and friends because your kitchen is cluttered. Organize that space with these easy and helpful tips.