Working in your kitchen is relaxing to some people while others stress and don’t like being in there. It’s possible the main reason is because their kitchen is not organized in a way that makes everything go smoothly.
Preparing a full meal can take concentration, time management, and organization. Now you may ask why it takes organization to prepare a meal. This article will show you why you need organization in the kitchen and how to get there with very little work.
When you prepare a meal you need to have your cupboards organized in a way that makes sense. You don’t want your plates and bowls above the range because they will be a struggle to reach. If you have the range on, you could easily burn yourself.
Organizing your cupboards is the first thing you need to do. Look at the way your kitchen is set up to decide where everything needs to go. If you have lived in your home for any length of time, you will need to remove everything from the cupboards which may be a challenge. You might be able to work with a few cupboards at a time and be able to switch things around. So decide how you can do this as easily as possible.
You want your glasses and cups close to the sink, so find that cupboard and put all of those in there. Make sure you put all the large glasses together, all the small glasses together, and all the coffee cups together.
Next you want all your spices close to the range, so find a cupboard that is next to the range and put those all together. Arrange them in a way that makes sense to you. This may be alphabetically or put the ones you use the most in the front.
The next cupboard you will want to tackle is the one for your pots and pans. Some people use the range drawer for these while others use them for cookies sheets and pie pans. This is up to you and what you prefer. If you choose to put your pots and pans in a cupboard, you should use the one right next to the range. It will give you the easiest access to these.
The next cupboard will be the one that contains your plates and bowls. This one is a little controversial because some people think they need to go by the sink while others feel they should go by the range. I’ve had it both ways and I feel it’s better to have them by the range. The reason for this is that you may need to grab a plate to get something off the range before it burns. If you have to take three to four steps to get your plate, you may burn what you are cooking.
Now, the cupboards above the range and above the refrigerator are used for miscellaneous items. You should put items you don’t use very often, in the cupboards above the refrigerator since it’s more difficult to reach those items. The cupboards above the range are for items you use more often but not every day because they may also be hard to access.
An organized kitchen makes it easier to be in when it comes to cooking. With these changes, you may find it difficult to find things for a while. But it will be worth it in the long run because it will make your cooking time easier and that’s what it’s all about.