How to Organize Kitchen Appliances for a Neat Kitchen

How to Organize Kitchen Appliances for a Neat Kitchen

For you who love cooking so much, the kitchen must be your favourite area in the house. And you likely have a lot of kitchen appliances. And those kitchen appliances can turn your lovely kitchen into a messy area if you don't know how to organize them. On the other hand, having a nice and tidy kitchen will make cooking moments more fun and more comfortable.

Having an organized kitchen will also make it easier for you to cook. In this article, we'll let you know how to organize a kitchen.

Categorize Based on the Type

Have you ever had a moment where you hardly find a certain cooking tool in your kitchen? In order to avoid this, you are suggested to categorize all your kitchen appliances based on their types and sizes.

For example, you can store cups and glasses in one place. If you have several pans in different sizes, put them in one storage.

Placing your kitchen appliances based on the type will surely make it a lot easier for you to find them when you need them. This way, you won't waste your time, especially when you are rushing.

Store Small Items in a Box

You can easily lose small items like small forks, spoons, bento molds, and so on. Therefore, it is better to store them in closed storage, like a box. Once again, store those small items based on their type, then label the box to make it even easier for you to find them. Storing them in a box will also protect those small kitchen appliances from dust and dirt.

Use Jars for Seasonings

Instead of using seasonings directly from the packaging, it will be better if you store them in jars. Find pretty jars to store seasonings like salt, sugar, pepper, and even tea, coffee, and so on. Those jars can also serve as a decoration in your kitchen. In order to avoid taking the wrong seasoning, you can give the jars a label of what seasoning is in there.

This way, you or other family members will not mistake salt as sugar, and vice versa. This is especially useful if you use the same jars. Or you can use jars in different colours for different seasonings if you want to. Then, put them in a rack or cabinet specifically for seasonings.

Utilize the Space Under the Sink for Storage

The next tip is using the area under the kitchen sink for storage. If your kitchen is not that spacious, you have to be clever in maximizing the space. The area under a kitchen sink is mostly forgotten. This is such a waste because you can use it for storage. You can use this space to store big-sized kitchen appliances like a rice cooker or big boiler.

Organize Plates Based on Colours and Shapes

As you know, plates come in many varieties, such as soup plates and saucer plates. They also come in various shapes and sizes. So, organize your plate based on their shapes or colours. This will make it easier for you to find and take them out when you need them. Organizing your plates will also make your kitchen look tidier, and pleasant to the eyes.

This tip is especially suggested if you store your plates in a transparent kitchen cabinet as the glass material slightly shows the inside of the cabinet.

Sort Out Things in Your Kitchen

Make your kitchen look neater and more organized by sorting things out. Sort out which items that are supposed to be and not supposed to be in the kitchen. For example, recipe books do not have to be in the kitchen, do they? You can just place them in a bookshelf and take one out and bring it to the kitchen when you need it.

Also, make a list and determine which kitchen appliances should be stored inside and outside the kitchen cabinet or racks. For instance, it's okay to place seasoning jars on the kitchen counter because you can easily reach them when cooking. But plates, bowls, and cups are supposed to be inside a cabinet because you don't want to eat from a dirty plate, do you?

Prepare a Special Area for Trash Cans

If you have a large cabinet, make a special drawer in it to place at least 2 trash cans. Yes, you need to have at least 2 trash cans to separate organic and inorganic kitchen waste. By placing trash cans in a special, closed area, your kitchen will be free from flies, keeping it clean. It is because the trash is not left open.

However, do not forget to throw away the trash on a regular basis. Keeping trash will surely make your kitchen smell bad.

Have More Drawers

Having a pantry will definitely make it easier to organize your kitchen, as well as minimize the risk of the area to be messy. But if you don't have a pantry, the solution is to increase the number of drawers in your kitchen. With more drawers, you can easily categorize, and store kitchen appliances based on the type.

Using drawers can also help you to easily reach the kitchen appliances you need to use, compared to racks. Drawers are also highly suggested for a tiny kitchen.


You must be already familiar with the term decluttering. Look again at all the kitchen appliances you have and find ones that you no longer use. Start from the big ones like a microwave or blender that you no longer use or are already broken. You might have pretty plates or cups that you have bought just because they are pretty but end up not using them at all.

Get rid of those items from your kitchen because they will only stuff up the area. Not willing to throw them away because you have spent money to buy them? Then why don't you try to sell them again?

Organizing your kitchen appliances will make your kitchen looks tidier. If you have spare time, immediately tidy up your kitchen by following those tips mentioned above.

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