This time of year has me motivated to organize my life a bit, so I started in my kitchen. Here’s what I do to try to help the heart of my home run more smoothly.
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Organizing Kitchen Linens
One of my favourite ways to organize in my kitchen, is with a chest of drawers. I use it to store all my kitchen linens, towels, napkins, napkin rings and various small kitchen knick knacks that I don’t know where to store.
Using Bins, Containers and Mason Jars to Store Kitchen Goods
I also love to use containers of all kinds to store things. I use a large tupperware containers to store my flour, sugar and rolled oats. Keeping measuring and levelling tools in the containers is also very handy. One day I dream of having specific kitchen drawers to hold things like flour and sugar, just like my Grandma’s farmhouse kitchen.
I love using old mason jars to store pantry items like cocoa, corn starch, oat bran, salt and flavoured sugars. For easy organizing I labeled my jars with chalkboard stickers.
A lazy susan in the pantry is great too, having the rotation makes it easy to find my staples.
And of course, you have to make things look pretty, so I decorated the lids of my jars. Seems a little silly, but whatever makes me happy right?!
I also use bins to store miscellaneous bagged items like soup packets, pasta, potatoes and onions. Did you know that potatoes and onions should be kept separate, or your potatoes will turn green? Good to know.
I also make sure I’m stocked up on great cleaners.
Organizing a Baking Cupboard
And to keep my baking cupboard tidy I installed wire dividers in my cupboards for my baking sheets. Saved my life. Ok, maybe not that dramatic, but there were many bad words uttered before these were installed, and pans flew out when the door opened!
To keep all my recipe cards and magazine clippings organized, I use a this recipe filing system that I made with scrapbook paper and shipping envelopes.
Keeping Tea Towels off the Floor
I found this method of securing my tea towels to the handle of my stove, very handy. It keeps them from ending up on the floor. I take a tiny bit of pleasure out of watching my toddler try to get these off! ha ha
Organizing Kitchen Aprons
I installed a tiny hook organizer (it’s for keys) inside my pantry, so now my aprons are within easy reach.
Prevent Drips and Sticky Messes in your Pantry
I place a placemat under drippy bottles like syrup and oils, and it saves me cleaning time.
There is so much more that I could do, but organizing is an ever evolving and changing task. I will clean and organize something one day, and the next day it’s crazy again. But that’s life, and I do what works for our little family of 5!
More ways to organize in your kitchen: