We all know it: When the kitchen is untidy, even the joy of preparing favourite dishes fades. Start now with your new, well-thought-out kitchen organisation. This will not only save you a lot of time in the long run but also give you a whole new cooking experience. But what does optimal order in your home kitchen look like? Today, we show you various solutions for your food, dishes, glasses, and much more. Discover incredible storage solutions and creative ideas for your new kitchen order.

Four Steps to New Kitchen Organisation

Creating a new ordering system in your kitchen might initially sound strenuous and time-consuming, but it doesn’t have to be. Once you have established a kitchen order at home, you can implement it in the long term and thus escape the great chaos in the kitchen. We present four simple steps that create a practical foundation for an organised kitchen.

  1. Empty Out Your Cabinets Somewhere you have to start – and the best place is by emptying all your kitchen cabinets. Clear out stocks, cans, cookware, cutlery drainer, etc., and lay them either on your work surface or a similar large area. To save work later, you can directly organise the items by themes: stocks with stocks, cutlery with cutlery, dishes with dishes.

Our Tip: Once you have emptied everything from the kitchen, it is the ideal time to give your kitchen a thorough clean. This way, you not only start organised but also deeply clean in your new kitchen order.

  1. Begin with Sorting Out Now starts the big declutter. First, get an overview of what you own and ask yourself which things you actually use. Do you have multiple kitchen helpers for the same purpose? Does every container have the right lid? Are you satisfied with the quality of your pots and pans? Are all your food items still edible? When did you last use the knife? With these questions, you can go through the contents of your kitchen piece by piece and filter out which things you want to keep in the future.
  2. Form Categories Based on Kitchen Zones The best tips for tidy kitchen organisation are based on establishing individual kitchen zones: cooking & baking zone, washing zone, preparation zone, storage zone, and pantry zone. Later in this post, we will introduce you to the zones in more detail. At this point, it is advisable to sort your kitchen items by categories to then check how much space is needed for each category.
  3. Find the Right Storage For suitable storage, you can now measure your drawers and shelves and start browsing for containers that fit your kitchen organisation. But before you buy baskets and boxes, think about the arrangement of your kitchen zones. Once the individual zones are set, you can shop for the ideal storage boxes.

Our Tip: Long boxes are particularly practical for shelf floors. By pulling out the boxes, you can easily reach even the furthest kitchen textiles, spices, or storage jars.

Our Helpers for Your Kitchen Organisation

Everything within reach while cooking The wish of many passionate cooks is not only a tidy kitchen but also a special kitchen organisation. Like in a professional kitchen, yours should be set up for the individual workflows of baking and cooking. With the division of the kitchen line into five zones, you come closer to your dream of a tidy kitchen with a better overview:

  • Cooking & Baking Zone: Store your cookware, such as pans and cooking spoons, close to the stove. Baking tins and trays should be arranged around your oven.
  • Washing Zone: The most common place for cleaning products is under the sink or next to the dishwasher. This area often includes an integrated waste system.
  • Preparation Zone: In this zone, food is prepared. Your favourite oils, spices, or sharp knives should be stored within arm’s reach.
  • Storage Zone: Bowls, dishes, plates, and glasses find their place in the upper and lower cabinets in this zone. The zone should be near the washing zone to still create short paths when emptying the dishwasher.
  • Pantry Zone: As an alternative to a pantry, pull-out larders or tall cabinets can be used for storing dry foods.

Everything is Organised and Stored – What Now?

After you have sorted and organised your belongings as part of kitchen organisation, your kitchen shines in new splendour. But what can you do to ensure it stays that way? Start by labelling your storage containers. Whether you attach small signs or write directly on the container is up to you. Labelling is especially helpful if you live in a shared household. This way, everyone quickly understands where, for example, the oven accessories belong. For maximum precision, you can also label the places on the shelf floors or drawers, ensuring your kitchen appliances always return to the right place.

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Develop routines in your daily life. Have you brought new supplies from the supermarket? Then immediately transfer them into the designated storage jar. Also, always fight the battle against dish chaos. At first glance, it’s always the overloaded worktop or full sink that catches your eye and your guests’. To quickly create order and cleanliness, clean your worktop and clear it. This way, you also gain more space for cooking.