How you lay out your kitchen will depend how you use the space, and what items you have. It is a great time to reduce the amount of items that you no longer need. What you choose to do with these items will depend on the actual item and the best place for it.
- Selling the item: this can work for many items but note the date that you first put it for sale and if it hasn’t sold within a month, then consider donating the item to a local charity.
- Donating the item: some places have policies in place that restricts the items they can take, if the item is not something the charity shops can take then consider offering it free on a selling site.
- Rubbish: this category is for broken items and things that are no longer useful to anyone.
It is important that you tackle one or two cupboards at a time; more than this and it can become overwhelming and turn into something that can take a long time. It is better to split this down into manageable chunks of time.
Cleaning The Kitchen Cupboards
Clean the cupboard out when it is empty and make sure you have removed all residue; you can then use a drawer liner to cover up the base of the cupboard. It can cover any stains on the shelving and prevents marks from your items, if contents spill in the bottom of the cupboard. There are removable pads that are sticky which you could use to stick these to the cupboards to prevent slipping. If you rent the property and you want to prevent any stains in the cupboard wrap the shelves in Cling-film first, this protects the shelves from marks that can affect your deposit.
You can add scent bags to the back of cupboards, fill these with nice smelling scents, including ones to keep insects away like tea tree oil, or have just plain ones with baking soda to absorb any smells. You could also try putting a conker in these bags as they supposedly keep spiders away, too.
Before you put items back in the cupboard, you need to ensure that you are putting the right things in the right places. I keep my spare china in a cabinet in the dining room. Only keep out the plates and bowls that you use regularly. However, make sure the cups have no chips. Chips harbour bugs and if you or your family cut, themselves these bugs have a way to get inside the body and can cause serious illnesses.
How you store glasses is a personal option, for me it is face down, but if they aren’t completely dry when put away, it can cause a sticky residue around the rim of the glass. Nevertheless, I have a dislike of putting them up the right way in the cupboard because I have a fear of dirt getting into the glass. However, it is important if you are using glass that if you notice a chip in the glass that you dispose of it, because this can cut the mouth if used.
A cupboard is a type of storage cabinet, often made of wood, used indoors to store household objects such as food, crockery.
Kitchen Cupboard Doors
If you keep on top of cleaning your kitchen cupboard doors, it can look like a clean kitchen without having to empty cupboards.
It depends on the type of the doors as to which product you use to keep the doors clean. A wooden door that isn’t sealed gets affected by moisture and if you are cleaning using soapy water you might do damage to the wood. However, the sealed and protected cupboard doors are easy to keep wiped down with just hot soapy water.
Therefore, if you are looking for kitchen organization, it is best to take this slow as it is a very time-consuming project. Take your time and plan, it can make the process less stress-full, too.