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Keep your kitchen organised

As much as we would all want a chef's kitchen complete with multiple islands, sprawling counter space, and endless kitchen supplies, our reality can be quite different. Those living in larger cities, small apartments, or starter homes know all too well the challenges that come with a tiny kitchen: Limited storage, no counter space, and overflowing clutter are all part of the deal.

Use a utensil rod

We all have a junk drawer or a container filled with cooking utensils. But if your drawer or counter space is limited, take advantage of your vertical space, and hang your tools instead. You'll free up storage space for other essentials.

Use a bar cart

Sometimes, no matter how hard we try to keep everything contained in our cupboards and drawers, limited storage space fails us. If you struggle to find cupboard space for large pots and pans or if you have nowhere to keep your spices and oils, consider adding a bar cart to your kitchen arsenal.

Use sleek containers

Some things are best kept close at hand. Keep your oft-used nonperishables in pretty glass canisters, and display them instead of taking up limited pantry space. This works great for breakfast cereals, granola, and sugar.

Use vertical space

You may have high ceilings, but are your cupboards reaching all the way to the top? So many kitchens have cupboards that stop too low, leaving precious vertical space unused.

Use trays

Any amateur cook knows to keep a few essentials close to the stove. To make it look more organized and less messy, corral these in a pretty tray: olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, and other regularly used cooking essentials. Not only will it free up pantry space, but you'll also enjoy having these within reach when cooking.

Showcase your kitchenware

Make your décor functional. Some kitchenware is too pretty to hide away. If you have beautiful wooden cheese boards, marble mortar and pestles, pretty candleholders, or a collection of wooden spoons, make them a part of your décor instead of hiding them away.

Butcher Block

If your counter space is limited, a butcher block is a great way to add storage and surface to your kitchen. Keep knives and prep essentials in the drawers, store larger prep items on shelves underneath, and use the top surface for chopping and cutting.

Margaret Hirsch
Margaret Hirsch
Hirsch COO runs South Africa’s top independence appliance company that specialises in all appliances, electronics, furniture and bedding. They give the best deals and the best prices and everything is guaranteed.