Organize Your Kitchen With Self Storage
Everyone’s kitchen is unique, and everyone uses their kitchen in a different way. You may be a Red Seal Chef, an avid baker, or you could be someone who orders in all the time and has a kitchen just to have a kitchen. No matter how you use your kitchen, it is always nice to organize your kitchen to suit your needs.
Nothing is better than organizing your kitchen on those cold, rainy days. Around this time of year, everyone is looking for some extra counter space to go crazy with some holiday baking. Especially if you have a small kitchen, you need all the space you can get. Here are some kitchen organization tips to help you get the kitchen of your dreams:
Do A Deep Clean
The first thing you will want to do is to grab all your cleaning supplies and clean the kitchen, from the big appliances to the small, and do not forget to clean those cabinet doors. Sometimes, it can be difficult to feel like you are getting anywhere with the cleaning and organizing in your kitchen as there are so many different areas that need attention.
In the event that you live alone, this might be easier for you to take all the kitchen items and stack them in your living room. For those who have roommates or a family, you do not want to make areas of your home dangerous for the people you live with, not to mention, the inconvenience of having items covering every surface of your living room. Self-storage facilities can help in this situation by giving you somewhere to store excess kitchen appliances and items until needed.
Once everything has been pulled out of your kitchen, it is much easier to have a look at everything you have and go through it. You may be surprised at what you find hiding in your kitchen. Group all like items and duplicates. Go through and keep the best or your favorite of each item. After all, you don't need 5 can openers. This will free up a great deal of space in your kitchen.
Next, get rid of anything that is damaged. Chipped dishes and coffee mugs are a safety hazard and probably always get passed over anyways. Separate anything that has to do with the holidays. Whether it’s dishes or glassware that is only used for special occasions, or it’s items like turkey roasters and frozen yogurt makers that are used seldomly, these items don’t need to be taking up valuable space in your kitchen. Pack them up into clear totes or boxes and label them.
A self-storage unit is a perfect storage solution for these items. They will be kept safe, clean and out of the way until the next time they are needed.
Put Everything Back In The Appropriate Place
Putting everything back into your kitchen, in the correct spot, is just as important as what you decide to keep in there. Group like items so that all plates, bowls, glasses, etc., are together in the same spot. Put your items in a spot that makes sense for how you use your kitchen. Such as, pots and pans next to the stove and coffee cups next to the coffee maker.
Think about picking up some cabinet shelf inserts. These can double the space in your cabinets, as well as make it easier to retrieve items when needed. Even having hooks on the inside of your kitchen cabinets allows you to save some room by hanging your cutting boards, pot lids, etc., giving extra room in drawers and cabinets.
Rent A Storage Unit To Help With Your Kitchen Storage
Organizing your kitchen with self-storage is the best way to get the dream kitchen you always wanted, without doing a huge reno or getting a professional organizer. Putting all your kitchen appliances and other items into a storage unit may sound a bit over the top, but there is no better way to start organizing your kitchen than by starting with a clean slate. Organizing your kitchen can help you realize what you use and what you do not use, on a regular basis.
If you like to decorate for the holidays, you cannot forget about the heart of the home…the kitchen! You can save a lot of space in your home by packing up all of your holiday decorations and storing them in a self-storage unit. This allows you to make your house as festive as you want for the holidays and keep the storage space in your home free for the things that you need on a more regular basis.
Elite Self Storage offers an affordable, clean and safe storage solution to help organize your kitchen. With no long-term contracts and month to month rentals, you can rent a storage unit for as long as you need. If you need help with where to start, give us a call at 778-817-1296 and one of our storage rental experts would be happy to help.
With a variety of sizes of boxes, dish and glass packing kits, bubble wrap and packing paper, we have you covered for all of your packing needs.