The best organisation tips to get your kitchen sorted – FAST!
Kitchen Organisation Ideas
Organising the kitchen using zones works well for every kitchen no matter what the size. Believe me, I have a tiny kitchen with zero space and still squeeze in zones for the things that matter to me.
All you need to do is think about what you use your kitchen for, what things matter to you and your lifestyle. For some baking is a must and the space to do so essential, for other’s the kitchen is somewhere that doubles as an office, somewhere they create really quick food fixes alongside running a business.
Once you’ve selected your zones it’s just a case of re-jigging the kitchen contents to suit your needs.
Creating Kitchen Organisation Zones
Kitchen Organisation Tips – drinks and beverages area
This area needs to include the kettle, coffee machine, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, sugar, cups and saucers, mugs and any other bits and pieces you use for making drinks.
Use stackable storage jars or storage that fits together to save space if your kitchen is small. Use the cupboard directly above or closest to the kettle for storing cups, saucers and mugs.
Kitchen Organisation Tips – sandwiches and toast area
Gather together your toaster, bread board, bread bin, knives and sandwich spreads you can keep in the cupboard such as marmite, peanut butter, jams and anything else you like to spread on your bread.
Position this zone by your crockery cupboard so that plates are easily to hand.
Kitchen Organisation Tips – breakfast zone
This area is best alongside or nearby the drinks and sandwich & toast zone. Keep your breakfast cereals, cereal bowls and spoons here.
Kitchen Organisation Tips – baking zone
Be it a cupboard, drawer or counter top space, this area needs to include all your baking supplies, flours, sugars, cake sprinkles etc. Alongside your rolling pins, wooden spoons, mixing bowls, cake tins and trays and anything else you use for baking.
Kitchen Organisation Tips – dining zone
Store your crockery here, the dinner plates, side plates, bowls and cutlery. If you use napkins or table decorations pop them alongside. So that setting the table for dinner is easy.
Kitchen Cupboard Organisation Tips – food cupboard
Fill this zone with your tinned and dried food – organise it nicely, put dried goods into storage jars, stack your tins so they’re easy to see and access. Keeping this area neat makes food planning and writing shopping lists so much easier. Get our store cupboard essentials checklist to help with this.
Kitchen Organisation Ideas – food preparation zone
This zone needs to accommodate your chopping boards and knives.
Kitchen Organisation Tips – cooking zone
This zone can be as simple as a counter top box with all the regularly used cooking utensils and ingredients – so for me this is olive oil, vinegars, salt canister, black peppers, wooden utensils a couple of pots of fresh herbs like basil or coriander.
I keep my dried herbs and spices close by this area just to cut down on all the walking around. Keep your pans in this area too – whether it’s a draw or cupboard by the oven and hob or hung from racks above.