Kitchen is the crucial part of a house where most activities happen. The energy is just endless. From cluttered counter-tops to piled-up junk drawers, some kitchen elements can bring that energy down without your notice.
A mix of kitchen organization and re-organization is the only way to keep your space alive.
You may be thinking…
What are the things I need to let go?
What shall be retained?
What did I miss?
Our interior experts have the answers for you.
TOP 5 KITCHEN MISTAKES AND HOW TO SOLVE THEM:
- OLD OR WORN DISH TOWELS ARE SPOILING THE AESTHETIC APPEAL RE-PURPOSE THEM AS CLEANING RAGS
Re-visit your hangers. Dish towels, especially the ones that are worn out or no longer matching your kitchen’s aesthetics, are to be sorted. Go through all your dish towels, and discard the ones that are past their time or no longer complementing your kitchen. (You don’t want your kitchen looking old-fashioned already!)
Then you can evaluate your remaining towels to see if they really have a purpose in your space. If not, you can re-purpose them as cleaning rags or hand towels anywhere around your home.
SUMMARY: If your dish towels no longer look great, consider using them for cleaning, instead of hanging them in your kitchen.
- THE UNUSED UTENSILS & KITCHEN GADGETS ARE CONTRIBUTING TO VISUAL CLUTTER ASK YOURSELF IF YOU REALLY NEED THEM
Inspect your crockery. Sort your utensils, spatulas, gadgets etc. and remove the ones you’re not using on a regular basis. If you’ve got seldom-used items displayed on your counter or an open shelf, consider tucking them away, to somewhere less visible. (You don’t want all your utensils in the visual frame!)
SUMMARY: Go through your utensil holder and toss or put away all those rarely-used pieces.
- THOSE UNTOUCHED COOKBOOKS ARE SILENTLY EATING YOUR SPACE GET RID OF THE ONES YOU DON’T USE ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS
Re-think your cookbooks. If you’re not using a cookbook on a daily basis, it may not be worth the space it’s taking up in your kitchen, especially because there are dozens of recipes out there, available online.
Instead of cookbooks that you’ve secured for just one or two of your favourite recipes, consider a loose leaf of paper in which the recipes can be written and store them in a recipe box or binder. The same idea goes for the recipes from magazines or your mother’s secret recipe collection. (You don’t want to miss your family’s secret ingredients because of space issues!)
SUMMARY: Most of the time, you can just save a few recipes and donate the books, or lend it to someone in need. Even better, go online to get new recipes.
- JUNK DRAWER IS THE TRICKIEST PART ORGANISE IT SUCH THAT IT HAS A DISTINCT PURPOSE
Remember the junk drawer that contains all those little things that you said you’d eventually deal with, but never did? Now is the time to see if you really need those takeout menus, old ketchup packets, used batteries etc.
If not, there’s no need to take out an entire drawer for that. Try to tidy it up by turning the space into a clean, organized and highly efficient drawer for the items that you actually need.
SUMMARY: Ask yourself whether or not the items in your junk drawer actually need to be stored in your kitchen.
- MISMATCHED ITEMS AFFECT YOUR KITCHEN’S OVERALL AESTHETICS TRY MIX-MATCHING ALONG THE STYLE INSTEAD
Ensure the style quotient. Mismatched items like the stranded pots without lids or random plates from old sets, don’t just take up your space. They take away the aesthetic value too.
If the items are regularly used by you, then there’s no need to remove them. Just consider a cover-up with a cupboard for display purposes if they are unique, antique, or of an emotional value for you. For the rarely-used ones, you can always switch places, preferably to a less visible spot.
SUMMARY: If you find that your mismatched dishes are quite old, consider giving them a new home or a new space like a cupboard, for a better display.
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