All our tips for tidy kitchen cupboards!
Preparing the meal in a tidy kitchen saves you time but also cleanliness. Food, crockery, cutlery, pots and household products, we give you our tips and tricks for optimal kitchen storage!
A tidy kitchen where everything has its own place, it really makes you want to cook. For this purpose, everything must be designed to be within reach depending on the activity you are carrying out. For example, if the dining area is in the kitchen, the dishes, the placemats will be near it. When preparing the meal, the work surface must be as clear as possible to offer you freedom of movement associated with saving time. Except for small appliances such as the electric coffee maker, kettle, toaster which must be usable at all times!
Choose as much as possible a unit of look (metal, color, style) for all these devices and line them up side by side. You will save a lot of time if the accessories that come with them are stored in a nearby drawer. In a small kitchen, when the walls are used a lot for hanging various accessories, the feeling of clutter is quick. To avoid this, choose similar looking supports, bars, hooks, baskets and instruments. Cupboard by cupboard, utensil by utensil, we explain to you how everything must find a precise place in the kitchen!
1/5 How to properly store food in your kitchen cupboards?
To tidy up your kitchen, we first of all distinguish different types of food. If vegetables, dairy products, meats and delicate products need to be kept cool in the refrigerator, food such as pasta and canned food will be placed in another place. Under your countertop, store essential foods in a deep drawer.
Place a modular divider to store salty foods such as pepper, oil, salt, vinegar, mustard in a compartment. Another box is reserved for sweet. Coffee, tea, powdered and lumpy sugars will take place there. The spice bottles on which you stick a small label or mark with a marker what they contain fill another compartment. So you don't have to take each vial out to find out what's in it. Flour, pasta, quinoa, lentils, cereals, rice are also placed in this drawer and why not in jars, to play the card of the kitchen trend.
If your kitchen is large enough, you can transfer these latter foods to identical glass jars and arrange them on a shelf at eye level. It's decorative and practical at the same time. For reserve provisions, cans, cookies, drinks, UHT milk, a place further away from the worktop such as a cupboard, will be perfect.
2/5 How to properly store your dishes in your cupboards?
Plates, dishes, glasses, bowls, cups, it ends up being volume! And weight. Especially if you want to easily catch a dish without having to lift ten more. It will therefore be necessary to store them in small piles. The most practical, provided you have pretty dishes, is to leave them visible on sturdy shelves or in shallow boxes.
Sort by categories deep dishes, round dishes, large plates, dessert plates. If you fear dust, opt for storage with translucent doors. But if you are not very tidy, opt for traditional opaque closets.
For the bowls and cups that are used every day, the bowls will be placed on a narrow shelf as well as the saucers, cups and mugs suspended under this shelf thanks to small pegs. Glasses need to be easily accessible. You will free up space in your cupboards by storing everyday glasses on small transparent glass shelves or shelves. Attached to the wall above the sink, line up the glasses upside down. For stemmed glasses that are less frequently used, use metal storage placed under cupboards such as in bistros where you slide glasses one behind the other.
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3/5 How to properly organize your cutlery?
Just as we do not mix tea towels and towels, we do not mix cutlery for cooking and those used for meals. Near the worktop, above the food drawer seen previously, another shallow drawer equipped with a cutlery tray allows you to have kitchen knives, forks and ordinary spoons, fondue forks, caps and other small accessories always useful.
To save time, nothing like metal bars fixed horizontally on the wall in front of the worktop. Thanks to the small hooks supplied with the bars, you will thus hang your skimmer, colander, scissors, spaghetti spoon, whisk, pot holders.
Ceramic, polypropylene or metal pots suspended after these bars allow you to store large spoons, spatulas, or bouquets of thyme and bay leaf. Other magnetic bars keep all the knives close at hand. Not recommended, however, if you have young children.
4/5 How to store trays, pots, pans and lids?
Design trays, you never know where to store them! The most practical would be to have a large drawer reserved for them. But that's not always the case, unless you have a very large kitchen. For trays with handles, it is still possible to hang them from a hook alongside a piece of furniture or a wall. For trays without handles, store them in a nice flat fabric bag also hanging on a hook.
Pans, provided that they are matched and in good condition, can be hung on the wall, if the coating is resistant to impact and friction. Another possibility is the swivel storage located in the corner lost under the worktop. Do not overload the trays too much so that they move easily and place the pots you use frequently first and on the upper tray, you will save time and convenience when gripping them.
As for stoves, a drawer is often reserved for them at the bottom of the stove. In the absence of it, in the case of a hob, the pans will be stored below, in a drawer rather than in a cupboard with a door. You'll save time by not having a door to open or bend down to serve yourself. For the lids, use a specific wall bracket separating each lid. You can attach it to one of the side interior walls of a large cupboard and, if you have room, to the wall.
5/5 How to organize your household products and sorting bins?
The rolls of aluminum foil, paper towels, garbage bags, freezer bags, stretch film will be stored together in a shallow drawer near the worktop and the trash can. Placed on the wall, the wall dispensers gathering all these items are more rational than separate dispensers.
Household products should not be mixed with food for obvious safety reasons. Keep near the sink, stored in a cupboard, the products used for cleaning the worktop, the sink, the hob, quick dishes by hand, the dishwasher. These products should not be accessible to children.
Sorting waste is more essential than ever in the kitchen. Although trash cans appear to be more and more stylish and no longer hide behind cupboard doors or in a corner of the kitchen, there are still kitchen cupboards specially dedicated to sorting waste. Thus certain models of sorting bins are attached behind doors, ultra-practical and discreet, or fit perfectly in a sliding drawer near the worktop where you cook.