Utensils always at hand, but don’t forget the ingredients!
Let’s talk about organization? Today we’re going to focus on the heart of our home, the place where magic happens, the kitchen. For dance, which is the art of cooking, it is important to have the right ingredients and utensils at hand, in order to be able to play this sensational hobby very well – yes, for many people cooking is similar to a good read, and that’s okay! – Even if you don’t love cooking that much, it’s often necessary, and mean it right?! Who has never ventured into the kitchen making that delicious brigadeiro to accompany a good movie on Friday night? To help you organize your special place, let’s go to the tips for organizing your kitchen cabinets:
1- Start by taking an inventory of kitchen cabinets
Take everything, literally everything, out of your kitchen cabinets and make a list with all the items you really need – now take the time to write down the items that are missing. Those crockery and cutlery that you no longer need, it’s time to donate, in addition to doing good and helping others, you’ll still be unburdening your cupboards.
2- Cleaning left
Take advantage of the fact that the cabinets are now empty to clean and sanitize every corner as possible. Opt for non-abrasive products to preserve the furniture, the ideal is water with neutral soap, followed by alcohol to finish. Now it’s time to leave everything open (the windows too) to dry and air out, preventing mold and mildew.
3- That one goes here
Everything clean and dry, it’s time to organize. You know those organizer baskets and removable shelves for closets? These options are great for categorizing foods. Also, using transparent pots with labels for foods that are in daily use and that are already open makes it much easier. Just like these.
As for the pans, if you don’t have a lot of space in the cupboard, but don’t like to keep the pan with the lid on, try using those fluffy hooks that are placed on the cupboard doors, it will be a great help for organization.
4- Separate the cutlery
There are two types of cutlery storage: in a vertical cabinet designed specifically for this function or a drawer with a separator that can be purchased separately if necessary; both are excellent options, just look at the best one for you.
5- Everything folded in the kitchen drawer
Bags, garbage bags, tea towels… deserve a space just for them, as they occupy a smaller and more organized space in the furniture. Are you having trouble putting your bags away? We help you! Follow the step by step:
6- Seasoning ok!
Well-spiced foods win hearts, even more if the seasonings are natural and free of any product harmful to health. Basil, cumin, mint are some of the many options you can find in stores specializing in natural products. You also have the option of having them all planted in pots in the kitchen or in vertical gardens, this option is the best of all for those who can spend time with them, because they need care.
Store dry spices near the stove and sink, this will be perfect when preparing a meal. Seasoning jars also labeled and transparent on a mimosa shelf will be the perfect combination.
7- Plastic jars and bottles
Do you know the best place to store plastic items? In a drawer. That’s right! Pots usually fit one inside the other which makes organization much easier. But what do I do with the covers? Reserve a small cardboard box or basket for them, seriously, it will help you a lot to find them when needed. As for the bottles, how about innovating and organizing them as a document holder that you no longer use?
8- Perfect pantry in the kitchen
The dream of every housewife (or not) is to have a full pantry, it is true paradise and a beautiful art in the eyes of a good connoisseur. Shelves, baskets, garbage can, everything can be stored there – except the items you use daily, these are always good to keep close to the stove. In addition to centralizing food, utensils and appliances, it is a perfect option for those who prefer a smaller and more open kitchen.
9- Are sponge and cloth on top of kitchen sink?
There are drawers designed just below the sink designed specifically for this function: to house the sponge and washcloth, keeping them away from moisture and the eyes of those passing by. If you prefer, it’s okay to leave it in the sink anyway, especially if you spend most of your day inventing food and snacks in the kitchen. And of course, there’s always a little space left in the common closet, it’s worth keeping it there too if your sink isn’t planned.
10- Last but not least: the refrigerator
A happy person in the kitchen does not only live with organized cabinets, the refrigerator also tends to get disorganized easily, so don’t let it get to that point.