When it comes to organizing your kitchen utensils, the first thing you need to do is declutter, and I mean a FULL declutter. This means: throw away the gizmos and gadgets that you never use, like the all-in-one avocado tool, or the corn corer that doesn’t actually work. Keep around the tools that make your life easier – the kitchen scissors, garlic crusher, apple corer, etc.
Combining the following ideas from Medallion Cabinetry and a little bit of declutter allows for an organized kitchen and (an attempt at) stress-free homeownership.
Pots & Pans
If you are anything like me, your pots and pans either get shoved under the stove or stacked in the corner cabinet. As one of the loudest kitchen utensils and the most frustrating, this easy pull out drawer system organizes your pots and pans with ease and allows you to see each one.
Declutter Tip: For non-stick pans, throw them away or replace them if they start to flake or food begins to stick to the surface. As for stainless steel, replace or trash it if they begin showing copper or the surface is badly scratched. As for cast iron cookware, it typically just needs a little TLC. For more info check out this article.
Sheet Pans & Cutting Boards
This cabinet design from Medallion takes advantage of typically wasted space. A lot of homes allow the opportunity for a tall thin cabinet in small spaces or awkward extra space. This assures your pans aren’t stacked on top of each other, making it easier for the homeowner. The divider inside allows for more organization of cutting boards, baking sheets, pizza pans, and oven racks.
A silverware drawer is one of the most used in a kitchen and also has wasted space. This innovative idea takes advantage of that typically wasted space above your silverware. This places your most-used utensils on the top and some essentials like spatulas and whisks, etc on the bottom tier.
Declutter Tip: We all have one drawer that houses all of our spatulas, the apple corer, bottle opener etc. Start your kitchen declutter here, if you haven’t use the utensil in a year consider tossing it.
This Medallion innovation takes the typical knife block off the counter and into the drawer, freeing up counter space. This also allows you to see the blade of each knife instead of pulling out each one to see which is which.
If any of these innovative storage tips spark your interest contact us, and set up a design consultation.