Organizing Kitchen Utensils can be one of the most challenging household tasks. There are so many pots, pans, spatulas, measuring cups, and whisks to organize and so many ways to do it! Keep reading to learn about the 05 best hacks for organizing kitchen utensils you may not have considered before.
How to organize pots and pans
First things first, separate your pots and pans from other kitchen utensils by storing them in a cupboard or pantry all on their own. This way, it’s easier to find what you need when you want it. If you have a lot of space, keep pots and pans separated by size. If you’re looking for easy access, store everything together. Whichever way you go about organizing pots and pans, keep them grouped together for ease of use. And if possible, store lids with their appropriate pot or pan so that they are always together. It can be difficult to know which sizes of pots and pans go with each other if they aren’t stored together! Also, don’t forget about oven mitts. Store these right next to your pots and pans, preferably in a pocket organizer that makes finding what you need a snap.
How to organize cooking utensils
For any kitchen, it’s important to make sure that cooking utensils are organized. Whether you use wooden or plastic cooking utensils, chances are they’re probably in need of some organization. With so many different types of tools and gadgets on your countertops, it can be hard to keep things tidy without a system. These easy solutions will help you maintain an organized kitchen so you can spend less time searching for what you need and more time cooking delicious meals! 5 Tips to Better Cooking Utensil Organization:
(1) Separate like items;
(2) Use all possible space;
(3) Keep similar items together;
(4) Know where everything is;
(5) Label all lids. Simple solutions can bring big results.
How to organize baking supplies
Keeping baking supplies organized is key if you want to keep your sanity. Because you’ll be mixing, baking, and cooling for hours, it’s important that you have all of your ingredients prepped ahead of time so that nothing interrupts your flow. Here are three simple tips for getting started: The cupboard next to your oven should include essentials like flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, cream of tartar (if you bake), oils (such as vegetable oil or canola oil), extracts (vanilla extract or almond extract), salt, baking powder/baking soda, cornstarch or arrowroot powder for thickening food items such as sauces and gravies. Measurements in terms of tablespoons, teaspoons, and grams are best measured with digital scales because they give accurate measurements quickly. Digital scales not only measure weight quickly but also convert easily between metric and imperial.
How to organize food storage containers
Place all food storage containers in a single cupboard, if possible. If you don’t have enough space for that, group similar items together (glass bottles, plastic containers). Store your food storage containers on their sides with labels facing out. That way, they’re less likely to get knocked over or piled on top of each other. Stack like-sized objects vertically, not horizontally. And put small bowls at the bottom of taller stacks. Make sure you use containers that are deep enough to hold an entire item without spilling out. Labeling should be done as soon as a container is filled so users know what it contains without having to open it first.
How to organize Kitchen drawers
The next time you clean out your kitchen drawers, also think about what you’re storing in there. If you have a lot of utensils but don’t use them often (or ever), it might be worth putting them in some sort of storage area. I like drawer inserts that allow me to organize my spoons, spatulas, whisks, and other cooking-related gear; I put all of my cookbooks up on shelves. This way I know where everything is—and if I pull out any random spatula or wooden spoon it can go right back where it belongs without forcing me to search every drawer in my kitchen.
Pros and Cons of Organizing Kitchen Utensils
For most of us, kitchen drawers and cabinets are something of a black hole. They may function well enough, but chances are good that they could also be organized more efficiently. A dirty secret about kitchen utensils is that many folks buy multiple sets of identical items because no one seems to know where anything is when it’s needed in a hurry. So if you’re doing what we all do—shoving our spoons, spatulas, and soup ladles into a drawer somewhere. This list may help your next cleaning session go more smoothly. With a little time and effort, you can put an end to utensil chaos forever!