Home is where the heart is and where the Organizing starts but never ends!
So, who is looking for super simple suggestions to organizing our home & kitchen?
More like, all of us.
So, why don’t we share our ideas? I will share mine and you can let me know one of your own unique storage or organizing ideas which works for you.
The quality of the photos is bad but, the ideas are very useful. Please bear with me as they are a couple of years old.
Let’s start then.
Stainless steel racks.
Before we purchased these steel racks, we used to have this corner of the kitchen platform with a collection of filled water bottles.
These racks, gave them their right place and freed up the kitchen counter.
We also keep the rolling-pin & wooden board we use to make chapatis on these racks.
The wooden items catch mold, if placed wet in a closed drawer. Keeping them here on these racks, helps them dry off.
Helper shelves for crockery
This product was introduced to me by my mom-in-law. She bought it from USA and it is available in stores like Walmart. Fortunately, I recently saw these in Home section of Shoppers Stop, Mumbai.
However, for people who are getting a modular kitchen designed, can also get these tailor made. The material is same as our fridge shelves.
Believe me, they free up so much space. We used to stack up our crockery plates in the shelf. There was so much more space above that but we could not use it properly.
Now, it’s like having two layers in the same shelf and it is something you can remove, relocate and clean easily.
We recently moved to Hong Kong and our Kitchen is half the size of our Mumbai one. These helper shelves are awesome to manage more storage in less space.
Plastic stationery trays
Generally all of us have steel trolleys in our kitchen drawers. The best thing to organize a drawer is to have separators but they do cost more. I use these small plastic trays to store our quick needed items – straws, tissues, zip lock bags, rubber bands and pins. They fit well into these trolley drawers and are available in most local shops with varying sizes.
Boxes in a box
We all have a spice box at home for the everyday tadkas. I do too. However, there are many more spices which we need regularly but not on a daily basis.
I found these cute plastic boxes which hold 100 gms of spice (so, I buy only 100 gm pouches) and then I labelled them and put them in a bigger box.
They are individually closed boxes so you open only the ones you need. Also the big box is kept in the fridge and does not take up much space.
It keeps the spice powders fresh and at hand.
How many times have we wiped away the sticky oily marks from our kitchen counters? Well, this was our budget solution 🙂 We bought a plastic rack.
It’s pretty small and takes up one small corner next to our cooking range.
It is handy to keep the gas lighter and match box too 🙂
I am sure you get many advertising fliers in your mailbox. Do you throw them away? Try using them to keep under the Oil cans in this rack. They help in soaking the oil drips and easy to dispose off and line a fresh layer.
This was something suggested by the kitchen decorator. I was not really sure if the stand (which just looks like two iron planks) would support my microwave.
It’s been four years now and it works fine.
The best part is the free space on the counter below the microwave as well as built-in cupboards above the microwave.
This is my kitchen cupboard before the use of stackable boxes.
And this is after we used them. A square or rectangular box would take up less space than round boxes. I have used Oval shaped sleek Tupperware boxes. They look neat and organised and we can see through them to know the contents.
Stainless steel hooks
The stainless steel hooks are great to use. The stainless steel rod next to my kitchen sink holds the soap dispenser, the SS hooks and a cleaning cloth left to dry.
The SS hooks hold the sieves which need to be washed immediately after use and are left there itself to dry. Wooden cutting boards also need this so they can also be hung here.
My ever essential scissors are here too along with the grater and the peeler.
I would definitely recommend at least one Stainless steel rod in the Kitchen if you are redesigning it.
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