Do you want to know whether your kitchen is well-organised? Simply ask your mother-in-law to prepare a meal at home – this should not be too difficult if your kitchen is organised properly, but could also be a nightmare if she reorganises things her way. Here are some great tips on how to organise your kitchen quickly and easily, without having to worry every time family or friends come home.
How to organise my kitchen cupboards
When preparing a lovely dinner for your guests and family, you do not constantly have to keep searching for the necessary ingredients. Even worse, you will probably come across a few that you did not even know you had anymore!
Instead, keep your cupboards clean by:
- Avoiding to buy more than you absolutely need to, even if it is on offer and on a good deal. Buy refill packs when possible, and try not to buy a new one before emptying the old.
- Using jars to keep ingredients stored safely, or close opened packets with some clips.
- Dedicating a cabinet close to the cooking station for dry, canned, or preserved foods.
- Using the top shelves of the food cupboards for items that you do not use very often, or for storing excess food packets. Be sure to check regularly to see whether they are still good.
- Organising food and ingredients by categories and how often you use them; you could dedicate a shelf to each category.
- Dedicating part of a cupboard or some jars to spices used most often.
- Making sure that your spices are within reach. The best place is usually the counter or a special rack, right where you can see them.
- Keeping everything that can go bad, like fruits, jams, and condiments, in the fridge.
- Storing vegetables that do not need to be kept in the fridge, like potatoes or carrots, in baskets.