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Kitchen Organisation that Looks Fabulous and Gives You Peace of Mind…
When I revealed my kitchen makeover on Instagram, not only were you guys so lovely about how it looked but also how organised it was. It’s no secret that I love everything neat and tidy. So when came to putting the room back together once the makeover was completed, kitchen organisation was at the top of my priorities. I wanted to start afresh with this space and carefully consider where everything was going and how it was organised. Sounds obsessive? Maybe. However, taking the time to really organise the room has allowed it to function better, look tidy at all times and makes me feel so much calmer. It’s a joy to be in this room now, partly down to the makeover and partly down to the organisation.
In my recent YouTube video, I broke down the zones of each space and how they worked with us. I also talked about the product that I used to create this organised system. I’ve been heavily inspired by The Home Edit. Their book is great for those starting on their organisation journey. The way they do kitchen organisation is inspiring and helped spear me towards creating the system we have in place right now. Honestly, if you are will to give a weekend of your time to get everything sorted, you’ll be able to hit the refresh button. Once pressed, the wold is your oyster. A fabulously organised space, with everything in place. Exactly how you want it.
If you are in need of some kitchen organisation inspiration, here are my top tips on how to give everything a place and get your kitchen working seamlessly again…
DECANT YOUR FOOD.
I’m a big believer in decanting your food where possible. Not only does it look better in glass jars once you get rid of all the packaging, but in terms of food waste, it’s the best way to manage it. You can see exactly how much you have of something, so nothing will go out of date. I love these glass jars from Ikea. They are so affordable and look fabulous in your pantry. I’ve used these for my baking goods, along with some of my most used grains. Also, the smaller glass jars are great as pinch pots. Easily grabbable as and when you need them.
CREATE A STYLING MOMENT WITH YOUR UTENSILS.
Utensils aren’t the first styling moment you think when it comes to your kitchen. However, these are some of the best practical products that can help create height and make your kitchen look liveable. The utensil holder is also a styling moment. And, a great way to organise these pieces together. When it comes to your utensil holder, you can pretty much use anything. I’m obsessed with my Le Creuset utensil holder is one of my favourite pieces in my kitchen. It’s such a classic piece that is going to stand the test of time.
If you fancy something different, a large ceramic jar of a vase is a great alternative to hold your utensils. Whatever makes sense for you and fits your interior style.
BASKETS AND BOXES CAN BE PRETTY.
Storage that you use for your everyday products should be pretty. Just because it’s practical, doesn’t mean it can’t be pretty. I truly believe in creating that lifestyle of blending the two together. And this mindset is something that I’ve brought over to my kitchen organisation. Within most of our cupboards, I have taken the opportunity of these seagrass baskets. Not only do they look fabulous, but there are so practical for holding our kitchen things. I have one that is dedicated to my baking bits. Another for my backstock.
Another example of blending function with style is the wooden create I use as my bread bin. I didn’t want to use a traditional bread bin, as I find that you tend to forget what’s inside there and the food goes off. Instead, the wooden create allows me to see what I’ve got, whilst also looking gorgeous on my countertops. Same with the little basket that holds my lemons and the wire basket that holds my eggs. Everyday items can look fabulous and have a gorgeous moment in your day.
CREATE STATIONS WITHIN YOUR KITCHEN.
Creating stations in your kitchen will allow you to keep your kitchen organised during your every day. An example of this is my cooking station, which is a marble tray that holds our salt & pepper, oils and everyday seasoning. I know that when I’m using these to cook my dinner exactly where these need to return to at the end of the day. It’s a great simple method that is not too hard to keep in place in your kitchen, allowing you to keep your kitchen organised all the time.
MAKE USE OF PLASTIC ORGANISERS.
I’m not a big fan of plastic storage. However, in the case of my kitchen, these are a great way to keep everything in place. Let’s start in my spice and condiments cupboard. I’ve recently fallen in love with my lazy Susan turntable. It’s great for holding all my sauces in one place and gives me better access to all the bottles without having to dig towards the back of the cupboard.
Secondly, my spice organiser. I love this step up that allows me to see all the spices we have and again, no digging into the back of the cupboards. Plus, as I alphabetised them I know exactly where to look when I need to get them.
Finally, my can/ tin organiser. Normally, you’d put these into a basket. However, because we use a lot of the same ingredients every week, I decided to invest in these can organisers. These allow me to grab what I need and roll the rest of the goods to the front. Not only does it mean I’m using everything in date order, but it’s all organised to perfection.
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