Wednesday, October 1, 2008

My Small Kitchen

My Small Kitchen,

We have a very tiny eat in kitchen with our family of four. I don’t know about any of you with small kitchens but for me its been a struggle to keep my kitchen looking clutter free and keep the food and appliances organized. I have found a few things that have helped with the kitchen organization but still it takes a lot of work to keep up on a small eat in kitchen!
In order to find a place for everything and have everything in its place we had to get creative and maximize all kitchen space available. That little gap between the cupboards and the ceiling holds our boxed cereal, oatmeal, pitchers, large mixing bowls, etc.
I use one shelf in hour linen closet to store dried and canned goods.
I try to keep my counter space clear from any gadgets, this is hard to do in a small kitchen so I keep my stock of kitchen gadgets to a minimum and I store them in the bottom of a cupboard we purchased to serve in our kitchen as a pantry for food.
Another thing that has worked so well for me through the years is my cute little yellow crock that sits next to my oven and houses all of our cooking utensils. It works so great, doesn’t take up precious drawer space and while I’m cooking I never have to go digging for a spatula in a drawer, I always know right where to find them.
The biggest problem I have with my small kitchen is it gets cluttered fast and requires consistency by putting things back in their places. I haven’t figured out how to do this yet with three other people in our house so I go through it every couple months and spend a good portion of the day reorganizing and de-cluttering.


Frugal Finds said...

I have fond memories of my tiny kitchen days!!!

Anonymous said...

I have a small kitchen as well, my family bought utility shelves at our local hardware chain store and put them in the garage to store canned goods, appliances and serving ware that we don't use on a regular basis. It has really helped to "declutter" our space!