Kitchen: The hub of your home
THE kitchen is the hub of the home. It is supposed to be organised, enticing and welcome to both home owners and guests. Whether you have just moved into a new space, or you are frustrated by the current arrangement which does not flow quite as smoothly as it could, reorganising your kitchen can rationalise your activities and keep your kitchen looking wellordered and tidy. All you will need is some time, a bit of innovativeness and determination.
This week’s column will provide you with ideas to help you arrange your kitchen for maximum cooking and cleaning efficiency that will making mucking about in the space a lot more fun.
Reorganising your kitchen does not mean digging deeper into your pockets. All you need is to be innovative and the first thing to do is to use what you have. This will help you determine how to position your item. There are items such as stove, sink, refrigerator and table which are not going anywhere. Such large items dictate where small items go. The only thing to do is to make sure that these items are cleaned inside and out. By so doing, they can go a long way and make your space presentable.
For your space to be organised, positions should be created. This may not be a must do but doing it will certainly make your space look elegant and helpful to the users of your space. Mentally assign stations for all of the tasks that you do in your kitchen: cleaning, storage, prepping, cooking, baking and putting food away. This will also help you to organise your items according to tasks. The point is to organise the kitchen so that there’s as little unnecessary movement as possible.
Make sure your items are reachable. Move things around so that what you need is in arm’s reach: Cutlery and dishes should be near the sink; spices and cooking implements, whether rubber spatula or skillet, should be near the stove; put knives and chopping boards near your prep area; store sugar, flour, rolling pins, cookie sheets and standing mixer near your baking area. This again will minimise unnecessary movement.
Canisters are great for storing things. Your kitchen should always be ready for its close up. It should be organised. Arranging items by size and colour as well as by how often you use them can go a long way towards making your time in this room pleasant. — Additional information from Online sources.