How's your kitchen? Does everything have its place? Well, this month, your challenge is to get your kitchen organized! I mean organized - not just cleared countertops.
First, go through the following Areas/Zones in your home and look at the areas with a fresh eye. Pretend you are a stranger that was staying in your home and wanted to make dinner. Will you be able to do those tasks easily? What struggles do you encounter? Then, ask your kids and partner to go through the kitchen and see if they can find other obstacles that stop them from finishing the task. Is there anything else they want to change?
From the task results above, write down the problem areas in your kitchen in order of importance to you and your family.
Now it's time to get down to business and organize this kitchen!
Below are my posts and fellow Professional Organizers' posts to help you organize these kitchen areas.
Feel free to come back and visit these posts while you are organizing. Remember to take your time. It's not important to go fast through the areas. It's more important to organize the area completely and effectively.
Click on the section below and jump to the areas you need to organize.
These general tips help you organize the overall kitchen. Feel free to click through and get stated.
10 Kitchen Organizing Essentials by SQ
7 Ways to Maximize Wasted Space in Kitchen by SQ
Adding Storage to Kitchen by SQ
Kitchen Clutter Culprits by Seana Turner from The Seana Method
Zones to Add to your kitchen by SQ
These are baking zone tips that will help you organize this zone.
These posts are for the everyday prep area. The area where you spend your most time each day.
These posts will help you with pantry area organization.
Pots and Pans Drawers
Pots and pans can be quite messy. This post helps with organizing them.
Storage Containers Area
This is a DIY how-to post that will help you store different small things.
Refrigerator /Freezer Drawers and Shelves
These posts will help you organize your refrigerator and freezer.
Cool product - Fridge Binz by Stacey A. Murray from Organized Artistry
The Command area is the area that stores all your paperwork and other things that are immediately used often. This area can have a desk or just a part of the counter.
How To Keep A Family Command Station Organized by SQ
DIY Kitchen Paper Management System by SQ
Organizing a Home Drop Zone by Nancy Haworth from OnTask Organizing
Five Family Command Center Board Options to Organize a Kitchen by SQ
This post will help you organize the junk drawer.
Kids Snack Area
The snack area for kids is an important one to help them become independent.
This post talks about beverage storage in the kitchen for easy access.
I hope this helps you organize your kitchen area! Please comment below with any questions and how your process is going. I am here to help and will get back to you as quickly as possible. Good luck!
What area of the kitchen do you struggle with the most? Please leave a comment below.