To me, my house feels most like a home when I’m cooking. If you love to cook like I do, then you know how important it is to have your kitchen organized.
We’ve lived in this house for a little over five years now, and I’m finally getting things situated. Of course, Mr. Hines doubts that. He’s so used to going to the silverware drawer only to find the silverware is not there anymore.
Now that I’ve found a permanent home for the forks and knives, everything is stored in a logical place. I think that’s the key to kitchen organization….store it where you use it.
My island serves as my food prep area, so it’s stocked with cutlery, cutting boards and mixing bowls. I even have a little baking drawer.
Dishes are above the dishwasher for easy unloading, and kitchen linens are next to the sink.
Kitchen utensils are stored in a wire basket on the counter. I love the idea of functional decor.
Slowly but surely I’m getting my spices organized, but I still have some work to do. I felt like I struck gold when I found this (affiliate link) rotating spice organizer at Ross. I keep Italian spices on one side and Mexican spices on the other. And, all my specialty rubs are on the back row.
Altogether, the kitchen is functioning really well, and it makes cooking that much more fun.
I encourage you to live with your kitchen for a while to learn what organization system will work best for you. You can make necessary purchases as you go, which will be easier on the pocket book than one big shopping spree.
Bed Bath & Beyond, Lowes and Home Depot have a great selection. There are also great online sources like (affiliate link) organizeit.com.
See you in class,