The Coronavirus pandemic continues to create havoc in the entire nation today. To stay safe from the virus, we have been told to stay at home. And staying at home means taking care of the household all day long which includes your kitchen as well. The biggest challenge here is keeping your kitchen organized.
The Coronavirus has taken the world by storm and has been declared a health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO). Originating in China’s Wuhan back in December 2019, the entire world has been bogged down under the COVID-19 and the chaos it has invoked globally. We have been told to stay at home all the time which applies even to the corporate employees.
This has changed the way we used to live — our eating habits, our hygienic habits and even the way we interact with the people around us. We have been asked to maintain hygiene and take into consideration other best practices in the wake of the disease like maintaining social distance, covering your face with a mask and washing your hands with soap and water. But you definitely wouldn’t want to prove improvidence by ordering outside food here.
Ordering food whenever do not want to spend our time in kitchens cooking food is an easy option made available to us in the modern era. Some of us keep domestic helpers and cooks at home who can cook us homestyle food with our choice of food and ingredients. Yet, given the ongoing health crisis, we can’t hope for this option. So we are only left with the option of cooking food at home which requires keeping your kitchen organized as well.
The corporate employees who have been working from home ever since the outbreak of the virus, find it the hardest as they have limited to do household chores and can’t prioritize them over their office tasks. But as only staying at home isn’t enough to stay safe, keeping your kitchen organized and clean is of utmost importance as well.
So, how would you accomplish the challenging task of keeping your kitchen organized? Don’t worry, we, here at Colive, bring you 11 great ways of keeping your kitchen organized while you stay at home.
Creative ways of Keeping Your Kitchen Organized
1. Make use of your cupboard doors
Staying in a rental home or PG outside your hometown might fail to provide you with a spacious kitchen which makes keeping your kitchen organized and clean difficult for you. But with a smart hack, you can surely make use of the least and creatively organize your kitchen.
All you need to do is using your tiny cupboard’s doors to make a tiny utility space to keep your stuff. You can nail-in some hangers there and can easily make use of them by hanging your spatulas, frying pans, and kitchen cloths. This will surely save a ton of space and help you in keeping your kitchen organized.
2. Use that tiny space beside your fridge
Most households today have a refrigerator at home, used to keep all your food items fresh but did you know while keeping this household item home, you are wasting a small amount of space beside it in the corner of your kitchen.
This space can be utilised by keeping a small, adjustable trolley where you can keep small kitchen items like small containers, bottles, and spices. This surely will help you save space and at the same time will help you in keeping your kitchen organized.
3. Corner shelves and floating shelves
Looking for some extra space to store your daily kitchen items like spice containers, tea leaves jars, cookies jar, and much more? Then, you should consider getting yourself corner shelves and floating shelves which will help you not only help you save a ton of space but also keeping your kitchen organized and clean.
You can easily find many floating and corner shelves on Flipkart or Amazon and assemble them yourself easily.
4. Use Icecream jars to store the spices
Ice creams are the best desserts to end your dinner but most ice cream parlours and online retailers also sell them these days in glass mason jars. Well, if you have been throwing them away, you shouldn’t as they can be a cool alternative to store your spices and even cookies and will surely give your kitchen a cleaner look.
This hack will surely help you in keeping your kitchen organized.
5. Put labels on all your jars and containers
Wondering about finding a way to make your kitchen containers and jars more accessible? Well, you are not the only one but most millennials rarely working in the kitchen face the same challenge too. Imagine you are looking for sugar in the kitchen and can’t differentiate between the jars of sugar and salt. Difficult for you, isn’t it?
Well, you can easily address this issue yourself by putting labels on all your kitchen containers and jars with the name of the items in them. This will surely help you with more accessibility and keeping your kitchen organized at the same time.
6. Keep your favourite kitchen items within reach
Cooking for the first time in the kitchen? Well, sometimes finding your favourite kitchen items can be really difficult, isn’t it? Well, not if you keep your favourite kitchen items within your reach.
This hack will surely facilitate efficient cooking and will help you in keeping your kitchen organized.
7. Use drawer dividers to sort out your utensils
You have the most perfect kitchen you can ever dream of but often due to lack of time and even your negligence, your kitchen can appear cluttered to you. You can easily store your utensils, knives, and spatulas anywhere in your modular kitchen but you might sometimes find sorting them out difficult.
To address this issue, you can use dividers in your kitchen drawers and shelves which will surely help you in keeping your kitchen organized and clutter-free.
8. Hang your coffee mugs and spatulas
Hanging your coffee mugs and spatulas can be another way of keeping your kitchen organized and decluttered. You can buy a variety of kitchen hangers which can be easily nailed to your kitchen walls. You just need to make sure that they are easily accessible when you need them.
9. Make DIY cutlery holder
Innovation is the mother of invention. You need to do the same for keeping your kitchen organized. Take, for example, the above DIY Cutlery holder you can make very easily using some waste household items.
10. Keep a check on the freshness of the products you use
While the COVID-19 crisis continues, staying healthy is essential and eating fresh food items and nutritional food is necessary too. For this, you need to keep a check on the freshness of the products you use. Moreover, stale food items can make your kitchen unhealthy and may attract flies and roaches which in turn may make your kitchen prone to diseases and feel stinky too.
You must keep a check on the freshness of the products you use for keeping your kitchen organized.
11. Use sticky notes to note down the things you need to buy
Often while being busy working from home especially in the current scenario you might miss out on some important grocery and household items. This might, in turn, become a challenge in keeping your kitchen organized.
To resolve this issue, you need to apply a small hack. You need to note down the things you need to buy on a sticky note and stick it on your refrigerator. Fridge magnets might also come in handy.
Staying at home isn’t enough to stay safe, keeping your kitchen organized and clean is of utmost importance as well. So these were our top 11 amazing ways of keeping your kitchen organized during the lockdown.
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