Declutter Your Kitchen Using Self Storage
The kitchen is one of the most popular rooms in any home. Unfortunately, because this is one of the rooms where friends and family congregate regularly, it can be very easy to become disorganized much quicker than any other room.
Having a disorganized kitchen is not only an eyesore, it can also make cooking and baking stressful with all of the clutter.
Organizing your kitchen is a large task. Instead of becoming overwhelmed by looking at it as a whole, organize your kitchen one step at a time.
Organize Your Pantry
The first step in organizing your pantry is to throw out anything that is expired. It’s surprising how much can be hiding in there.
When it comes to organizing a pantry, baskets and clear canisters are ideal. Label each basket and group all of your items together; such as, soup cans, cereal, snacks, etc. Always put the newest items at the back or bottom of the basket to help prevent food from expiring.
Use clear canisters to store all of your spices and baking ingredients. They take up less room and make finding what you are looking for, much easier. They also have a tighter seal when closed to help keep your food fresher, longer.
Declutter Your Cabinets
It’s amazing how quickly the space in our cupboards can fill up. When it comes to your kitchen, you need to look more at practicality and ease of use.
You also need to come to terms with the realization that you don’t need multiples of the same items. There is no need to have 2 blenders, 10 cookie sheets or multiple crockpots. Group all of these items and choose the best or your most favorite.
Get rid of anything that is broken or chipped as they could be dangerous.
When you have gone through all of your cabinets and decided what to keep, it is now time to put them back in a way that makes sense. Group all like items together, such as coffee mugs, and try to put them in the area of the kitchen where they are used. For example, pots and pans by the stove, coffee cups by the coffee machine, etc.
Also, make sure to put your more frequently used items in the easiest places to access. Don’t put something you use regularly in the back of a bottom cupboard.
To keep your drawers organized, pick up some drawer organizers to keep everything in its place. These are very inexpensive and allow you to separate your items into categories.
Go through the drawer that houses your kitchen towels and oven mitts and get rid of anything that is stained or ratty. Remember, you also don’t need 5 different pairs of oven mitts.
Under The Sink
Under your kitchen sink is probably one of the easiest places to become disorganized. Keeping all of those cleaning supplies organized and in order can become a challenge. Invest in some baskets, pullout drawers or shelves to help keep everything from becoming a cluttered mess.
The fridge and freezer are often overlooked when it comes to organizing your kitchen. It’s very important to regularly go through your fridge to reorganize. Items get pushed to the back and out of sight very easily. By regularly going through your fridge and freezer, it will help you find what you are looking for faster, prevent items from being forgotten about and going bad, and you’re also less likely to buy duplicates of items you already have.
Rent a Storage Unit in St. Albert, AB
As you’re organizing your kitchen, put aside all of your seasonal cooking items, such as candy moulds, turkey roasters and ice cream makers. These items can be quite large and take up a lot of valuable room. Instead of having them clutter up your home, rent a self storage unit to house all of these items.
A self storage unit is also a great storage solution to create more storage space at home and to store fancy dishware that is only used on special occasions or certain items or appliances that you are just not ready to part with yet.
At Riel Park RV & Mini Storage we offer storage in St. Albert that is clean, secure and convenient. With a range of storage unit sizes and the option of climate-controlled or drive-up access, we have a unit to fit your needs. Give one of our storage rental experts a call at 780-651-8056 or reserve a storage unit online.