Retaining your Rio Rancho kitchen cleanliness means more than cleaning regularly. It requires using a good organization strategy to keep your dishes, pans, and food items within easy reach and where they belong. In many kitchens, cabinet and shelf space is limited. Alternatively, by imposing a few clever organizing hacks, you can quickly make the most of the storage space in your rental home’s kitchen.
The first thing to educate yourself about when organizing a kitchen is the fact that there must be a clear separation between the pieces you store in your upper cabinets, your lower cabinets, and your shelves. It is key to keep dishes and glasses, cookbooks, and other often-used items in upper cabinets. If you have access to a pantry, organize all of your food items rather than throwing them in carelessly. Try grouping items according to food or container type, frequency of use, and so on. If you have pretty dishes or glassware, consider displaying them on open shelves in eye-pleasing groupings. Lower cabinets are best for heavy pots and pans, small appliances, mixing bowls, and cleaning products. Don’t forget to install cabinet locks for safety.
After you are done with finalizing item placements, the next step would be to develop an organizational strategy. Simplicity is always key. One of the fastest steps to organize kitchen shelves, cabinets, and drawers is to use organizers designed for that purpose. Just like silverware trays keep your utensils neatly in their place, and also for knife blocks and spice racks. One chaotic spice cabinet can make cooking in your kitchen a frustrating experience. But with proper organization, you can place your favorite spices close while putting some of the lesser-used items toward the back.
If standard kitchen organizers are too limiting or too expensive, consider repurposing other types of organizers for use in the kitchen. By way of illustration, a simple magazine holder can also be used to keep jars and random items at bay. They could also be repurposed to organize cleaning supplies, with the most routinely needed stuff is placed in the front. Another office-to-kitchen crossover item is the file folder. If you could buy an inexpensive large metal file organizer, it could be placed in a cabinet to keep baking pans, lids, and other loose items neat. To fasten the file rack in place, use a rubber-backed shelf liner or some hook-and-loop tape.
Now let’s talk about canned foods, keeping all of them organized is quite a dilemma. One method to keep canned goods organized is to use wire shelving designed for closets. The underside of wire closet shelving typically has a lip that, when tilted at a 45-degree angle, can make an excellent cabinet rack. As each can is used, all the remaining cans will shift downward, enabling you to check your stock at a glance. With a simple hack like the above mentioned, your hunt for loose cans is over and so is your messy cabinet woes.
Finally, a great way to keep cleaning products organized and off the cabinet floor is to use a simple tension rod. By installing a tension rod inside a lower cabinet, you can then hang spray bottles, rags, and gloves. This technique will keep your items off the cabinet floor and your favorite things within easy grasp.
Organizing kitchen shelves and cabinets can be a real time-saver. It could also show you what you have easily, keeping you from purchasing stuff you don’t need. With a few simple steps and a recycled item or two, you can easily grasp the organized kitchen shelves and cabinets you’ve always wanted.
Are you, at this moment, searching for the perfect Rio Rancho kitchen to organize and make your own? Please ring Real Property Management Albuquerque at 505-831-8700 or browse our rental listings online!
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