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The Most Common Kitchen Storage Mistakes

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Are you looking for a way to improve your organization at home? If so, you should take a closer look at your kitchen. Kitchens can be tough to keep organized because they have a lot of awkwardly shaped items and spaces that don’t get utilized properly. Take a second crack at how you have your kitchen organized and you may be surprised by the results. Read on for a few important tips, and remember to reach out to professionals who can help you improve the organization of your kitchen if you feel the need. 

Organizing Items Based on Size

One of the most common mistakes people make when they are trying to organize their kitchen is using containers to sort things by size. Even though this might make sense, this is not the best way to organize your kitchen. Instead, it is better to group similar items together. That way, when you reach into the cabinet, you can pull out all the items you need at the same time. This can help you save a lot of time in the kitchen. Even though you may want to use containers to keep certain items sorted, be careful. People often end up using containers that are too large or awkwardly shaped. This wastes space and prevents you from efficiently using your available kitchen storage.

Storing Spices in Traditional Cabinets

Another common mistake people make is storing spices in traditional cabinets. You may have designated an entire cabinet for storing your spices. These ingredients are used constantly for cooking and need to be easy to get to. You are going to have to reach to the back to get something, potentially knocking over other items in the process. Consider installing slide-out shelves for easy access. That way, your spices do not take up a lot of space, and you do not have to reach all the way into the back to get them. 

Not Using A Pantry

Finally, there are many people who simply use their kitchen cabinets as a replacement pantry. Storing food items and ingredients in your cabinets reduces the storage space available for other important kitchen items, like pots and pans and appliances that aren’t in use. This can lead to clutter on the countertop and a disorganized kitchen. Even if you don’t have a full pantry closet, you could try installing a cabinet add-on with sliding shelves to your kitchen to act as a dedicated pantry space.

Do your best to avoid these mistakes when you are trying to organize items in your kitchen. If you are looking for a way to change your kitchen situation, we can help! At Closet & Storage Concepts Connecticut, we have worked with kitchens of all shapes and sizes. Contact us today to speak to an expert who is ready to help you improve your kitchen organization! 

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