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New kitchen? Organise it just right.

8 November 2016

A new kitchen can feel like a fresh start. From meal preparation to a place for the family to hang out, your kitchen is probably one of the most used rooms in your house. However big or small the space, it’s used best when it’s well organised.

GET THE BEST OUT OF YOUR NEW KITCHEN BY STARTING OFF RIGHT WITH THESE TOP ORGANISING TIPS:

1. GROUP LIKE WITH LIKE

Lay out all your kitchen items and then divide them into categories. For example, crockery, glassware, cooking utensils, baking items, and special occasion pieces. This will give you a good idea of what items you have and use, and which ones you need to replace or buy.

2. ALLOCATE EACH CUPBOARD TO A PARTICULAR KIND OF STORAGE

For example, food, pots and pans, chopping boards, and kitchen equipment. Think about which cupboards you need access to for which tasks (for example, spices should be close at hand while cooking) and allocate accordingly. Remember that most kitchens are short on space so before you add an item to a cupboard, ask yourself if you truly need it or use it.

3. STORE LOOSE ITEMS IN CLEAR PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINERS

From food to kitchen utensils, create order and keep things fresh and clean with some easy to use food clips and storage boxes. Store grouped items in different sized containers that are easy to identify, make, or see through without opening. Plastic containers are easy to clean and lightweight, and will streamline your cupboard space. They are also very helpful when you want to find an item or check your stock levels.

4. KEEP YOUR COUNTERS CLEAR OF CLUTTER

Display only those everyday necessary items such as the kettle and knife block. Organise what is on the counter into groups or areas, leaving plenty of preparation (and breathing!) space. Try a tea/coffee station close to the kettle with mugs, spoons, and plastic labelled canisters – just perfect for your morning cuppa!

5. USE DRAWER DIVIDERS TO BRING ORDER TO YOUR CUTLERY DRAWERS

These will help to clear clutter and keep small items from getting lost. You’ll also be able to find what you need when you need it. No more overflowing drawers that stick when you open them!

6. LOOK FOR STORAGE SPACE

There’s so much potential storage space in the kitchen – such as the vertical space next to the fridge (you can get a pull-out drawer built for this space). Or hang hooks and racks under cupboards for mugs, wine glasses, and dishcloths. You could even try a pot hanger over a centre island. Plastic hooks can be particularly useful on the inside of cupboards or pantry doors and make great space savers.

7. CREATE A PLASTICS DRAWER

You can never have too much plastic (it has so many uses!) but when you’re not using your plastic containers, they should be stored neatly and within easy reach in a designated spot. File container tops and bases in a neat and orderly fashion (and make sure you have complete sets) so they’ll be easy to find and use when you need them.

A organised space is a more functional and enjoyable space. At Household Plastics, we love creating order from chaos and have so many plastic items that can help us (and you!) do just that. Our wide range of plastic items comes in all kinds of colours, shapes, sizes, and prices.

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