Published at Tuesday, February 11th 2020, 10:54:29 AM. Kitchen Storage. By Adrianna Natalee.
From simple drawer organizers, to recipe boxes, magnetic chip clips to spice racks, hanging fruit baskets and to bakers racks, kitchen storage is an essential area in the modern home, no matter the size of the kitchen. This makes kitchen storage items an excellent gift choice for new homeowners.
Hanging Baskets Hanging baskets are another way to store some items that can be clogging up space in your kitchen. Use a three tiered mesh hanging basket to put fruits and veggies into. This keeps the fruits and veggies up and out of the way and allows for more space to be freed up in your kitchen.
There are also many dozens, if not hundreds, of kitchen storage ideas that can be used in any kitchen today. Drawer organizers are a necessity for every kitchen, keeping silverware and odds and ends neatly arranged and accessible. Bread boxes, a staple of the 60s and 70s, are still quite common today for holding baked goods and treats, keeping the counters clutter free. Appliance garages have also become very popular in recent years, as home owners strive to keep blenders, mixers, juicers and more covered and out of sight. Plastic storage cereal boxes are an excellent gift, keeping cereals fresh and organized, their transparency enabling the breakfast eater to easily see which cereal is stored inside.
In order to reclaim some space in your kitchen, you need to get rid of everything that you no longer use, or do not belong there in the first place. If there are a few items that you simply cannot bear to throw away, find another storage place for it, such as a basement or attic, even the garden shed. Just make sure that it is somewhere else other than taking up room in your kitchen that could be put to better use.
To regain space instantly in your kitchen, get everything you do not use out of there. If you cannot bear to part with something store it in the basement, the attic, the garden shed, anywhere where it is not gobbling up precious space that could be put to better use.
A good rule of thumb that can be applied to coffee cups, glasses, plates, and bowls is that you only need enough to for two full days. Yes, this means that you need to do dishes every other day, but if you normally cook at least one meal a day, you will be doing the dishes anyways. Additionally, you only need one set of silverware, not three. If you want to keep a set of dishes and silverware for special occasions, that is fine, but they do not need to be on the shelves in your kitchen.
When choosing kitchen storage, specifically for the new home owner, there are two general types of ideas the kinds of storage that are appropriate and needed in just about any kitchen, and those more suited to the individual kitchen and personalities of the owner. If you know the owner well, and have seen the new home or pictures of the new home is kitchen, then consider a gift that specifically suits that kitchen. For example, you may have seen the kitchen, and noticed that it is small, and low on drawer and cupboard storage. Also, you know the home owner to be an avid cook, so you wonder to yourself where they will keep their spices. The perfect gift might be a magnetic spice rack, the type where a modern looking metal sheet is mounted on a wall, or inside a cabinet door, then neat, metal containers hold spices, magnetically stored away on the mounted metal sheet. Myriad such ideas for specific storage needs exist, and a walk through a home organizing store would reveal many ideas to suit any kitchen.