Kitchen counter organization is often seen as a hassle, but after several years of experience organizing my own kitchen I can confidently say that it’s actually not. And if you’re about to throw away your kitchen, let me tell you that there are ways you can make the process far easier and get yourself organized as quickly as possible.
For those of you who are using a bigger kitchen, or have a great deal of food, you may well find that it would be more efficient to reorganize your kitchen by putting everything in one place. Most kitchens have cabinets and drawers, but I think that for most people this is the beginning of the problem, because you want to keep things organized and out of sight, but also not clutter up the cabinets and drawers with unnecessary or useless items. It’s really easy to overdo it in your kitchen. I suppose that in many kitchens, kitchens where there are far too much food and where multiple people are cooking, organizing can be a problem.
Kitchen organization is usually done using one of two methods. The first one is fairly simple: take all of the supplies that you’re going to use that day and put them into a specific spot on the counter where they will be easy to find. These usually include pots, pans, knives, mixing bowls, and other kitchen tools and accessories.
When putting the supplies together, some of these can be discarded, as they tend to get far more use than they ever intended to. So, whether you have an organized kitchen, or you have nothing organized, there are definitely some methods that you can try, just to see if they’ll work. If you do, you’ve got yourself an organizational system.
The second method for counter-organization is by grouping items, like pots and pans, onto a specific counter. If you have a variety of pots and pans, or you are using a lot of kitchen equipment, this can be very effective.
It’s important to be careful when doing this, because you don’t want to end up making a mess of your counter, because if you are using containers you don’t want to be filling your counter with them. That’s going to slow you down.
This can be achieved by putting all of your pot and pan items into one container, and then putting that container on top of your counter, so that it covers the entire counter, and then tape it off. You can use smaller containers, and even glass containers. Just make sure that when you do this, you only cover the container, and not the counter itself.