Space Saving Tips for a More Organized Kitchen
Whether you're an amateur chef or a busy parent, there never seems to be enough room for food prep and storage in the kitchen. If your kitchen is filling up with the latest gadgets and appliances, here are a few storage and organization tips to help you make more space and take charge of your kitchen.
Pare down and put away
Start by going through your appliances and selling or donating the ones you no longer use. Then do a fresh cleaning to remove any dust or food remnants, and put away appliances with the cords wrapped securely around the base.
Store less frequently used items on high shelves
This is a great way to instantly make space: simply place your infrequently used gadgets in the cabinets over your fridge or microwave. Remember to use a stepladder to avoid any accidents when reaching overhead.
Resist the urge to buy one-time gadgets
Before you buy a cool-looking kitchen gadget, watch YouTube videos or look for online reviews. You may not really need it, and it will only end up taking up space. Instead, be a smart kitchen shopper: buy newer appliances to replace old ones, and buy multi-use items that can replace several of your current appliances.
Organize manuals and paperwork
Keep a folder with all of your appliance instructions and warranties in one place. Or better yet, go digital! You can find most appliance manuals online, or you can scan the instructions and save them to an online drive.
Keep bulky items in storage until you need them
One of the easiest ways to make space is to keep bulky or seasonal kitchen items in storage until you need them. For example, a homemade ice cream maker or an oversized multi-waffle iron are better off in your storage unit until the next holiday or family get-together. Just be sure to thoroughly clean and dry these items before packing them for storage.
Once you recapture that clean, spacious kitchen, you'll once again enjoy cooking and family time the way it was meant to be. If you're ready to explore your storage options, simply contact us today. At Bluebird Self Storage, our storage experts have been helping people find their perfect storage solutions at our convenient locations all over the greater Toronto area.