Do you struggle with keeping your kitchen organized? We know it can be difficult, especially with children and family members digging through the pantry or putting dishes back in the wrong cabinet. To help you stay organized, we’ve broken down our favorite tips and tricks for kitchen organization below!
The trick to keeping your pantry organized is to give every item a clear place, so everything ends up back where it belongs. To do this, we recommend grouping items together and having a clear storage system. Our custom pantry storage systems make this easy! With rotating and extending shelves, you can have easy access to snacks, cereals, and ingredients. Our custom spice racks will make cooking the perfect dinner a breeze. We can even install a wine rack in your pantry! Shelves and dividers can also help you create enough storage for all the contents of your pantry.
Have you heard of “intuitive eating”? Try intuitive organizing! That means putting the contents of your cabinets in intuitive places – places that make the most sense. Keep everyday cooking utensils on-hand, such as in an easy-to-reach drawer or even hung above the stove. Everyday plates and bowls should be grouped together in main cabinets, while baking accessories, pots, and pans can be stored in more out-of-the-way spots. Bigger, infrequently used appliances can also be stored away to keep your kitchen counters clear.
To keep your fridge organized, we recommend cleaning it out at least once a month. This ensures that your fridge doesn’t get cluttered with expired food and leftovers. Keep produce and other quick-to-spoil items in easy to reach drawers, where they’ll stay fresh longer. Group meat and cheeses together, and be sure to freeze meat you don’t plan on using within a few days. Leftovers should take center-stage in your fridge to ensure they’re eaten, rather than being forgotten in the back of the fridge.
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To get started on a custom storage solution for your kitchen, contact the experts at More Space Place today! We’ll work with you to create a storage solution designed around your lifestyle and needs. We also have three convenient locations in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte. Feel free to stop by any of our showrooms to view our various custom storage models!
Clutter can pile up, causing stress and making your life harder. Decluttering your entire home is a daunting endeavor, something that can end up being put off for weeks or even months. Make decluttering easier with these tips and tricks below! Our team is more than happy to help you craft the perfect space-saving organization solution.
Split Big Tasks Into Smaller Tasks
Make decluttering more manageable by splitting it into smaller tasks. Do each room at a time, and take stock of what exactly needs decluttering. In the bedroom, for example, you might need to declutter your closet, nightstands, and under-bed storage. In the kitchen, maybe you’ll need to organize your pantry, fridge, and dish drawer.
Get Rid Of What You Don’t Need
Make life easier by getting rid of items that you don’t need, use, or enjoy having. Over time, belongings can pile up. Not only does this require more frequent organization, but it also stops you from having easy access to the items that you actually do use.
One easy way to keep your belongings more organized is to assign them categories. Categorizing your items is a stepping stone to knowing exactly where to store them. For example, by categorizing your clothes by season, you can store and organize them depending on the time of year. Consider organizing the contents of your pantry into healthy food, meal prep ingredients, and snacks. Organizing via category can be fun, and you can create your own categories for every room.
Give Everything Its Own Place
The easiest way to tackle clutter is to avoid it in the first place. Do this by giving every item a place of its own! Our team of experts can help you design a custom closet that incorporates storage for every item. Avoid tangled necklaces with a custom jewelry drawer. Assign separate drawers to scarves, shirts, ties, and more. Create closet dividers to keep clothes in certain categories. Install custom shoe storage. We can even install a laundry hamper in your closet, hidden neatly within a drawer!
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Create the perfect custom storage solution with our team of experts! From media rooms, home offices, closets, and more, our storage system designs are completely customized for your needs. Contact us today to schedule a free, in-home design consultation!
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Do you want to start eating healthier in the new year? What better place to start in your Sarasota home than the place where all of your food lives – the pantry! Our experts at More Space Place Sarasota have compiled some of our favorite tips and tricks for organizing a healthy pantry below.
Stock up and Start Cooking
All good organization usually starts with a big cleanout. Take this opportunity to stock up on staples like healthy flours, grains, nuts, and spices. Then start using them! Cooking your own meals is one of the easiest ways to incorporate healthier foods into your life.
It doesn’t need to be bland or boring, either. We love adding spice racks to pantries, so you always have flavors from all over the world at hand. Different sized shelves and wire bins are also perfect to store your healthy pantry staples. When you have an organized, functional pantry you have the tools at your fingertips for fun, successful healthy cooking.
In a custom pantry, everything has a place. Built-in baskets are perfect for fresh fruits and eliminate the need for annoying plastic bags. Keep all of your ingredients in labeled, air-tight glass jars on open shelves for you to easily access. If you know exactly where healthy ingredients are you won’t have to spend time looking for them. Eating healthy will be more inspiring and less of an inconvenience!
Location, Location, Location
The most dangerous time for a healthy diet is when the cravings hit, and you open the pantry ready to devour any and all sweet treats – we’ve all been there. Trick yourself by keeping all of the less-healthy snacks at the very top of your pantry, perhaps tucked away in bins.
Then always keep the healthy snacks, like fruits or nuts, in the middle of your pantry at eye level. They will be so easy to reach for you won’t even think twice about the ones up top. Try to remember the saying “out of sight, out of mind” when it comes to those guilty pleasure snacks. We also like the saying “in sight, in mind” for your healthy pantry alternative!
Starting with the basics is a perfect first step in leading a healthier lifestyle. At More Space Place Sarasota, we can help you craft a custom healthy pantry solution. Contact us today for a free, in-home consultation!
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