Sell with Confidence
Read More

Organising Your Kitchen: Where To Start?

By Rachael Vrana

The kitchen may be the heart of all our homes but it’s also often the most chaotic space. Kitchens serve many functions, from entertaining to eating and working. Here are some simple tips to help transform your kitchen into a space you enjoy.

6 tips to organise your kitchen

1. Put things away
Start by de-cluttering the bench tops and cupboards.  Look around the benches and be honest about how much you actually use those dusty canisters that looked great 10 years ago when you filled them with funky layers of different coloured pasta. Pack up all your old items in to boxes and take to your local Salvation Army. Nothing feels as good nor starts this project better than a complete clean out.

2. Re-order your shelves
Next start packing away those items you decided are must-haves. But consider carefully where you store them. For example, save the top hard-to-reach shelves for the special crystal glasses or fancy dinner setting you only use twice a year and put your daily crockery in the more convenient cupboards.

3. Find your junk spot
Any normal person, couple or family will need a “junk” spot in the kitchen; it’s just the way it is. So dedicate a corner, cupboard or storage basket specifically for car keys, pending bills, shopping lists and the like and try to keep all your “junk” there rather than scattered across the breakfast bar.If you’re lucky enough to be designing a new kitchen, and if space permits, why not incorporate a column of pigeon holes somewhere in the cabinetry.  One for each member of your family to walk past and drop in loose pieces of paper and other items.

4. Install cupboard organisers
These will give you quick access to things.  It could be as simple as a plastic container to store similar objects together – such as food colouring bottles and other cake decorating paraphernalia – or a larger container for flour and sugar.

5. Put things in baskets
If you have open cupboards, keep it looking and feeling organised by incorporating rattan baskets.  The repetition of the baskets will be naturally pleasing to the eye in addition to keeping your items tidy.

6. Hang your pots and pans
If space is tight in your kitchen cupboards but your ceilings are high, install a hanging storage system from the ceiling or walls where you can hang your pots and pans. Turn it in to a piece of art by ensuring all the pots and pans have different textures and materials.


Up to Date

Latest News

  • 4 ways to organise your living room

    Organising your living room means making it a more welcoming space for you and your family to enjoy some more relaxation time. Here’s how. Your living room should be a place that welcomes and nurtures you – your haven from the cares of the world and a place where you … Read more

    Read Full Post

  • White is just white, right?

    There’s something absolutely satisfying about crisp white walls. But often this is the default choice, with many people not realising the important role that white plays as a canvas for colour in the home and how different whites can influence the vibe. White could be your path to creating a … Read more

    Read Full Post