Moving into a new apartment is an exciting step, but it can be stressful too. There are so many benefits to having an organized space, but that’s not always easy to achieve. When you are first moving in, you are probably desperate to get unpacked and organization is not always the top priority.
The kitchen, in particular, is one of the hardest rooms to keep organized, especially if your kitchen is on the smaller side. But that’s when it’s most important. When your counter space is at a premium, being organized will help you make the most of every inch.
This year, make a commitment to get rid of clutter. If you start off with organized counter spaces, you’ll be more motivated to keep them that way.
Below, we’re sharing five tips on kitchen countertop storage to get you started. Read on!
1. Add Shelves
Trying to fit a lot of appliances, bakeware, and other cooking necessities into a tiny cooking space can be a challenge. There’s not always room to store everything on your counters or in your cabinets.
A kitchen countertop shelf is a good storage solution because it allows you to store things vertically. Placing it on your counters won’t take up a lot of room and the space you gain will be worth it. Use it for things that you reach for all the time, like favorite spices or multi-purpose bowls.
2. Keep It Out in the Open
You don’t have to keep all of your cookware tucked away in cabinets. If you’re working with limited storage space, that may be impossible anyway. Fortunately, pretty cookware doubles as a great kitchen decoration.
If you have a colorful Dutch oven or casserole dish, leave it out on one of your oven burners. It will save you space and look great.
3. Use Your Windowsill
Windows are a great addition to any tiny cooking space. They let in natural light, of course, but they can also save you counter space. Use your windowsill to store stacked up bowls, pots of fresh herbs, or other small items. Be sure to avoid storing oils on your windowsill, as light can cause them to spoil faster.
4. Contain Your Utensils
Having loose cooking utensils–like spatulas, wooden spoons, or whisks–scattered throughout the drawers in your kitchen can be a recipe for disaster. Kitchen drawers get cluttered easily, making it harder for you to find what you need when you need it.
A stylish canister or pitcher on your counter space is a better solution. It’ll keep all your go-to tools within easy reach.
5. Hang It Up
Adding Command hooks to your wall is a good trick for keeping your counter spaces clear of pots and pans and they’re easily removable and won’t damage the walls. Stacking pots and pans on top of each other also makes it hard to get the one you need if it’s not on top.
With Command hooks, you can hang these items by their handles on the wall. Organize them by size, so you can easily identify the one you need at any given time.
Ready to Move Forward with Kitchen Countertop Storage?
The kitchen is one of the most popular rooms in any home, and the time you spend there should be enjoyable. The more kitchen countertop storage solutions you can incorporate into your tiny cooking space, the happier you’ll be.
For more tips on moving into a new apartment, please contact us at any time.