The kitchen is the heart of every household. When you think about how much time you spend in this space, you find out that the kitchen actually sets the rhythm of family life. Ideally, you’d like to have everything within easy reach, but unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with a large kitchen. That’s why Helpling has offered four practical tips to save more space and create order in the kitchen!
1. Hanging herbs and ladles to save space
You often see them in most kitchens: fresh herb pots. When you’re cooking, it’s the fresh herbs that finish your meal. Plus, all that greenery in the kitchen looks very aesthetically pleasing too. The only downside to fresh ingredients is that they take up a lot of space. So our tip is: hang the parsley, basil, and rosemary! It’ll save you much more counter space this way. We also recommend doing the same with ladles. If you hang a rail for the spoons to hang from, you’ll free up another drawer for other items. In addition, hanging your kitchen utensils is much more organised, making it easier to find things.
2. An alternative to the spice cabinet
If you spend a lot of time behind the stove, you probably have an extensive spice collection. Many households have an unorganised shelf or cabinet where spice jars are displayed. If that’s you, you’ll be pleased to know that there are nicer solutions, which also provide more cabinet space! Hang metal clamps on the wall to which you can attach chic boxes. Choose a transparent lid for a stylish effect. Of course, the transparent lid also allows you to see at a glance what herbs are in the jars. You could also always label your boxes too to further help with finding your spices.
3. The trash: the biggest waste of space
Let’s face it: the trash can is a hindrance in the kitchen. Especially if you’re environmentally conscious about trying to separate waste, a row of garbage bins isn’t going to make the kitchen any cosier. The ideal solution? A built-in wastebasket in a cabinet. Nowadays these are also available with a waste sorting system. You may have to take out the trash a little more often, but a built-in trash can saves space and keeps the dirt out of sight.
4. Soft drinks within easy reach
When the fridge is full, where do you leave soft drinks? Many people keep the bottles in the pantry or garage. Want to keep the bottles close to the kitchen, but don’t have room? Hang them on the wall! Buy a metal rail that you would normally use for sliding doors. If you attach the rails to the wall, you can hang plastic bottles in there. We are aware that it is not the most beautiful solution. So hang the rails behind a door, this way you don’t draw too much attention to the construction!