January is the one month in the year when we all find ourselves obsessively trying to get organised; whether it’s planning meals, weeding out your wardrobe or trying to get your kitchen cupboards under control. The best way to start is with a purge. Set aside a weekend where you go through kids bedrooms, cupboards, the shed and the garage, binning things as you go along.
Once you’ve done this you can start organising and what better room to start with then the heart of the home – the kitchen!
Here are 7 clever storage ideas that will help you on your way to organised success…
Tired of having to take every single spice jar out of the cupboard to locate the one that you need for a recipe (and discover that you have 3 jars of dill when you don’t even like
dill)? These magnetic spice jars attach to your cooker hood or other metal surfaces making it easy to access your favourite spices.
If your white goods aren’t built in these magnetic measuring spoons are great; store them on the fridge, dishwasher, side of the microwave or your cooker hood (possibly next to the magnetic spice jars!). They’ll save you trawling through the cutlery drawer mid bake with batter covered fingers - and they’re funky to look at!
Knife blocks are not always the most sanitary way to store your knives and some claim they can also dull your knives over time. These DIY knife blocks will fit most shapes and sizes of knives and will look gorgeous on your work surfaces. They can be swapped over without any great expense meaning they’re always clean and the delicate materials won’t affect the sharpness of your knives. Plus we’ve finally found a good use for split peas!
Tupperware is the bane of every kitchen and you’re not alone if you hate it, but no one can deny that it’s incredibly useful! It’s one of the hardest things to store, seems to multiply like rabbits and you’re more likely to win the lottery than find a matching lid and container. Instead, tame those lids by converting them into CD racks.
Is the cupboard under your sink heaving with cleaning products? Do they topple over every time you try and find the Dettol? Do you find yourself trying to carry them up and down the stairs bear hug style on cleaning day only to realise you've forgotten the descaler? A cleaning caddy makes it easy to swiftly grab everything you need and don’t forget to stock it with Marigolds.
Make the most out of the dead space in your cupboards with these undershelf baskets to create more storage, perfect for kitchen linens or other light items such as coffee and tea. You can also use them to charge phones and tablets without the risk of them getting wet.
This magnetic holder is a great solution for storing foil, cling film and food bags so they are close to hand when preparing meals and packed lunches.
Do you have any other kitchen storage ideas that you would recommend? Leave us a comment!
We’d also like to with you a belated happy New Year!