If you cook a lot, the kitchen is one of the rooms where you spend a lot of your time. One of the ways you can enjoy yourself as you cook is if your kitchen has been organized in such a way that will increase your efficiency. Here are some DIY projects that will help you maximize the efficiency of your kitchen.
Create More Room in Your Storage Cabinet
You can add more space to your kitchen cabinet by placing a vertical tension rod inside the cabinet. You can hang lots of stuff on the rod. This includes spoons or pots and pans. You can also make use of the cabinet door to add more space by placing hooks on the door. This will create space for you to hang more stuff. If you have a problem reaching things at the back of your shelves, simply use a Lazy Susan, so that you can just rotate it whenever you want to get something fast.
Roll Out Vertical Pantry
Make use of the small space that is usually between your major kitchen appliances and the wall. Create a thin vertical pantry with shelves. The pantry should have roller wheels on both ends. You can store spices, cans and other foodstuff there. The pantry can hold quite a lot of stuff. Whenever you want anything, all you have to do is to roll out the pantry into the open space and takeout whatever you want and then roll it back. This works great for small kitchens where space is limited.
Add Hooks to Your Shelves
Take advantage of the underside of your kitchen shelves to create more storage space. Place hooks on the underside of the shelves and then hang your pans and spoons.
Remove Non Kitchen Items
Some non kitchen items might find their way into your kitchen. This includes mail, keys, calendars and other junk. Take time to clear out your kitchen and only leave stuff that you use in the kitchen. This will free up lots of space that you can use constructively, especially counter space.
Digitize Kitchen Paper Stuff That You Need
There are some essential paper stuff that are necessary in the kitchen. For instance, you might want a calendar, recipes and cookbooks. For these, it is best if you digitize them. This means that you can scan the recipes and then store them in your phone, tablets or computer. Have a dock in your kitchen, where you can keep this stuff or have somewhere where you can hang your tablet, so that you can easily access it.
Organize in Order of Priority
Keep the stuff you need close to where you use them most. For instance, place oven mitts close to the oven and coffee supplies next to the coffee maker. You should also put frequently used items at the front of the shelves and rarely used items towards the back. This will save you lots of time as it will take you a shorter time to find stuff.