Does it always seem like your kitchen storage is becoming smaller, or do you just have more things to store? Regardless of your answer, let’s face it your kitchen storage could probably be revamped.
Your pantry and cabinets that hold food, cookware, food storage containers and more could stand to have better organization to unveil hidden storage, wouldn’t you agree? If you are getting tired of opening up your kitchen pantry and standing there for five minutes before you can find one item, it’s time to uncover some hidden storage areas in your kitchen pantry.
Purging old food, containers and more:
Unless you have meticulous organization skills and you date all of your pantry items and throw old items out on a specific schedule, I can guarantee you have old items that need to go. Before you can unveil hidden storage, you have to get rid of what is taking up space.
Toss outdated foods, old canned food, old pots and pans that are broken or not used, including small appliances you used years ago but have no idea when you will use again. Look at expiration dates and ensure your spices and packaged foods are still good to eat. Clear off shelving, drawers, and other storage areas in your pantry to find hidden storage.
Install vertical storage for maximum benefit:
The most over looked areas of kitchen cabinets and pantries is utilizing vertical area to house more. If you only have one shelf in your pantry chances are you can install more above or below it to fully get the most out of your pantry. Before installing shelves, measure the distance of your tallest boxed foods and cookware to ensure plenty of space for stacking and removing items. Consider installing shelves at varying heights to ensure future kitchen items will fit comfortably on your new pantry shelves.
Use modern kitchen design to maximize storage:
Kitchen cabinetry and pantry organizers have revolutionized how we use our kitchens. From pullout and corner drawers that don’t waste any space to custom varieties that fit only your kitchen. If you don’t know what potential your kitchen area has, consider hiring a kitchen designer to help you layout your space, and assess your family lifestyle.
Also, if you prefer to do the job yourself, ensure you research costs of all the materials and the expertise level needed to install shelves, drawers and organizational options. While you may think any job can be a do it yourself project, the time, energy, and expertise that it takes to do the job correctly the first time, may convince you it is worth hiring a professional.
Kitchen storage in your pantry can be maximized with the help of these simple tips. First, purge out old and outdated items and assess how much space you have. Then consider installing more shelving vertically to take advantage of stacking various size kitchenware items. Lastly, determine if modern kitchen organization tools are for you.
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You never know the possibilities for maximizing your kitchen pantry until you see it.