Our first post on this topic, 3 Kitchen Storage Solutions You Can’t Ignore, was so popular that we decided to share even more kitchen storage tips from the experts.
If you’re like most people, there just isn’t enough space in your kitchen. The good news? You can make more room… in most cases. (If not, we’ll be happy to help you find a new home in Grand Junction and help you sell yours, too.)
More Kitchen Storage Secrets From the Pros
(In case you missed it, you can check out the first three kitchen storage secrets here.)
Kitchen Storage Secret #4: Keep Your Gadgets Under Control
Expert Lisa Zaslow says that you can maximize your drawer space by doing things just a little differently.
“It’s tricky to keep a gadget drawer orderly when the contents are vastly different shapes and sizes, so I like to add an expandable insert with adjustable compartments,” says Zaslow.
“First give yourself more drawer space by pulling out long tools, like tongs and spatulas. Those can live in a crock on the counter. Mount a magnetic knife strip on the wall to corral sharp tools (pizza cutter, cheese slicer), and store knives in a slim holder on a countertop. Then fill the insert strategically: gadgets you use the most in front and the rest in back.”
Kitchen Storage Secret #5: Set Up—and Organize—Your Command Center
Professional organizer Erin Rooney Doland says your “command center,” which is sort-of like a satellite home office, needs to be in good working shape.
“When considering what to store in the kitchen command center, think about what your family needs to accomplish in this space, then keep only the items that are relevant there,” says Doland.
“Most people use a command center like a satellite home office to organize bills and mail, plus the kids’ schedules and homework. In that case, you need a shredder, a recycling bin, pens, envelopes, and stamps, plus a message board. Because people tend to drop mail or odds and ends on the desk, I have clients set up in-boxes or cubbies for each family member, just like employees have in an office.”
Kitchen Storage Secret #6: Keep Your Priorities Straight
“First thing to do is eliminate duplicates. (Do you really need three colanders?) Then think about what absolutely must be in the kitchen and what can go somewhere else. Some of my clients keep roasting pans and lesser-used casserole dishes in the front-hall closet and plates, silverware, and wine glasses in a sideboard in the dining area or the living room. It also helps to gather related items into kits—cake-baking kit, holiday-cookie kit—in plastic bins that are easy to retrieve from another room as needed,” says Zaslow.
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