How to Organise Your Kitchen
At Joseph Joseph we love a good space-saving idea. Between creative kitchen storage, innovative gadgets and a few simple organisation tips, we’ve put together the best ways to make the most of the space you do have in your kitchen.
1. Optimise your utensil drawer
If you're tired of rummaging around in your utensil drawer to find the right tool for the job, or have trouble shutting it because your whisk is jutting upwards it might be time for a reorganisation!
This is about as basic as it gets, but by using a drawer organiser, you can keep your kitchen drawers looking spick and span minus the hassle. Plus it means you won’t have to waste time foraging for the little gadgets when you urgently need them.
2. DIY chalkboard
Turning your pantry into a running shopping list is one of those discrete organisational tips that allow your kitchen to not be riddled with pens, post-its and pieces of paper.
Simply cover the inside panels with chalkboard paint which you can find at home and craft stores, while taping off areas you’d rather not paint for nice straight lines. If you don’t have a pantry you could do the same to your kitchen cupboard doors.
3. Get Colourful
Organisation doesn’t have to be boring; even when you’re keeping space minimal you can still have fun with design. Our colour-coded lids on our Nest Storage sets are an easy way to find your food containers and matching lids in the cupboard- no more rummaging around or losing the lids!
Nesting sets are perfect for storing your bulky kitchen itemss, our Nest 9 Plus set not only brightens up the kitchen but really saves space as it stacks together, leaving your cupboards clutter-free!
4. Use it or lose it!
The most obvious method for decluttering your kitchen cupboards is, quite simply, if you don’t use it get rid of it. Our two golden rules for this are as follows:
Use it: Check dates on tins periodically and use old tins first - there is always something that you can make!
Lose it: If you haven't used it in a year (and it’s still in date) give it to the local food bank, it may as well go to someone who could use it.
Remember, even long life food doesn’t last forever, and you don’t really want to find that tin of kidney beans is still hanging in your cupboard 10 years later when you finally move out of your apartment.
5. Spice up your storage
A simple, yet effective tip to ensure your long-lost spice jars aren’t neglected at the back of the cupboards is to decant them into airtight containers, label them and keep them somewhere visible making it easy to find what you need.
For a really efficient space-saver, check out our specially designed SpiceStore set. It features stackable airtight jars with labels in the lids and comes with its own rotating base to make selecting your spice super easy.