It happens to every good cook: you find the perfect recipe, buy all organic ingredients, but then when actually start making the recipe you can’t find anything in your kitchen! With a neverending collection of specific tools for the trade, keeping an organized kitchen can seem next to impossible. Here a few DIY ways to keep your kitchen organized so the only thing you have to worry about next time you cook is if you’ve made enough for seconds.
Label It Up!
Labels are a great way to keep track of everything in your kitchen. If you’re the type who uses reusable canisters for bulk food items or cereals, create custom labels on line to match your personal style or the decor of your kitchen. Labels are also handy tool for keeping track of dietary restrictions of family members handy. Additionally, labels can be used to create and organize pantries, making sure every food is categorized and has a place to go once home from the store.
For a functional and trendy DIY, try painting the inside or outside of a cupboard door with chalkboard paint. This is a great way to use some space you might not be utilizing. A cupboard chalkboard is a great way to keep a handy guide for measurement conversions or specific food ratios. A cupboard chalkboard is also makes for a handy grocery list as it can be updated or changed at any time!
Temporary Tattoo’d Canisters
Tattoos seem to be trendy just about everywhere, and now even your kitchen is getting in on the craze. To add some unique flair and upgrade old glass canisters, try adorning them with some custom temporary tattoos. Create temporary tattoos of the contents of your canisters and any imagery that matches your kitchen decor! Temporary tattoos are easily applicable and with a setting craft spray won’t wash off glass surfaces.
If you have a lot of spaces in between your shelves or unused vertical space in pantries, try investing in and installing some cup or command hooks. Hooks are a great way to hang a bevy of mugs or teacups or measuring tools. Since these items are often clunky and take up useful space, hanging them away keeps them organized and makes kitchen appear cleaner.
Spice It Up
This might be obvious, but spice labels are a great way to hone in on some serious organization. Customizable spice jar labels are obviously the perfect way to keep spices and herbs organized in your pantry, but can also be used to keep track of the herbs you may have began planting in a planter. Since spice are small and customizable, you can also designate a space for all of your small kitchen tools in your drawers or for things hanging in cupboards (perfect for family members who are constantly misplacing things).