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Want a More Organized Kitchen? Start with Your Appliances

Bins in a refrigerator

I don’t know about you, but nothing makes me happier than walking into a clean and organized home, especially my kitchen. My kitchen is constantly being used and is the focal point of any gathering. Because of this, I love to keep it looking pristine in case I have a guest stop by. At least once a month, I get the urge to organize and declutter my home to make sure it is looking its best. I find that dedicating time often to organize everything makes life run so much smoother; I know where everything is when I need it and it saves me so much time and stress, not to mention I love the way it looks.  

Throughout my spare time, I scroll on social media and read different design boards on how I could make my kitchen appliances organized. While these helpful machines are a real assistant in the kitchen, they can sometimes be strange sizes and I have trouble storing them. Luckily, I found some neat tips and tricks on how to resolve this issue, and even luckier for you I plan on sharing!

Let’s take a look around the kitchen and let the fun begin! If you try any of these organization tips or have any of your own, we would love for you to share them with us on social media by using the #SharpHome on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. 

 

Older couple packing items an

Downsize and Double Up

There’s no doubt that the best way to start organizing is to look at what you have and get rid of what you don’t need or use. Do you have an older appliance collecting dust in your cabinet? Recycle or donate the appliances you no longer use. Clearing out your cabinets and countertops will not only give you more space but will also give you the opportunity to purchase newer technology. If you are having trouble figuring out what to keep and what to part with, The Spruce suggests categorizing your appliances into frequently used, rarely used, and never used.    

Do you have appliances that serve multiple purposes? I recently got rid of my rice maker, because I realized that I could just make it in a pressure cooker instead and I rarely used it! I have to think outside of the box to optimize the limited space I have. I challenge you to look at your appliances and place them into these three categories. You’ll be shocked at how much room you can clear up in minutes.  

 

Girl purchasing storage containers in the store

 

Adding Bins to Your Fridge 

I always think of my fridge as the heart of the kitchen; on the outside I can decorate it with magnets from places I’ve been or important reminders and, on the inside, it stores all the groceries that keep me going. I know that if I cannot see something as soon as I open the fridge, I will most likely forget about it. I cannot begin to count the number of times I have had to throw out some products simply because my refrigerator was disorganized, and I forgot I had it! Luckily, I have found a solution to saving money and preventing food waste by implementing a storage system into your refrigerator with something so simple – plastic bins. 

Everything should have a place in the fridge, and OhMe OhMy shares with us how to transform your current fridge into one of your dreams. Plastic bins and containers allow you to not only see what products you have but it is also a beautiful sight! It is easy to open the refrigerator doors and see what items you have and what you need to put on the grocery list. Grouping together items and finding them has never been so easy. Keep snacks, drinks, vegetables, and other items in bins together on the shelves. With this storage tip, you will be able to access your items more easily and create your grocery list with ease. On your next trip to the storage, pick up a few baskets to say goodbye to searching for hidden items and hello to an organized fridge! 

 

Man checking empty cabinet space

Dedicate a Space for Smaller Appliances 

What is better than having a dedicated cabinet or shelf for your appliances? Having a dedicated cutout in the wall to easily access your items! This tip from Better Homes & Garden is the perfect project for someone trying to renovate their kitchen on a budget or as a fun weekend DIY project.  

What are the benefits of creating a custom appliance nook in the kitchen? I’m glad you asked! This in-wall storage frees up counter space to allow more room for preparing food. With a decluttered counter, you’ll have a cleaner overall look! Adding a designated area in your kitchen will allow you to keep your appliances and their accessories in one spot. You can even add a plug to the area to use the appliances without having to move them! You will be able to maximize your space through the vertical space created.  

 

Mixer on an appliance stand

 

Incorporate Plant Stands 

If you’re renting or not looking to renovate your kitchen but still want to clear up counter and cabinet space, Kitchn suggests adding rolling plant stands into the mix. You heard that right – plant stands! These stands can be moved easily and are the perfect size for any of your smaller appliances. You can place smaller appliances on these stands and hide them in the pantry or under cabinets and roll them out when needed. No more struggling to get the perfect grip on those hard-to-reach and lift appliances. You can choose to use a rolling stand or opt for a stationary stand; it’s totally customizable to your needs! When it’s time to downsize and double up on appliances and you find yourself with an empty stand, you can repurpose the stand and add some greenery to your home! 

 

My family has always thought that a happy home is an organized home and I couldn’t agree more. The best place to start is with your appliances! How do you keep your kitchen and appliances looking Sharp? Share with us by using #SharpHome!  

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