Creating a usable kitchen

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the home. Not only because it is where we do all our cooking, but it’s also  a hub space where everyone comes together at certain points through the day.

This, of course, means that it can also become a hectic and cluttered space pretty easily, especially if the other people you live with aren’t great at putting away their stuff.

So, how do you make sure your kitchen is the usable and workable space it needs to be? Grab your notepad, here’s how to keep yours clutter free….

Equipment is necessary; clutter isn’t

One of the reasons that the kitchen can become so cluttered is all the equipment and appliances they house. I’m not saying that you shouldn’t have these items in your kitchen and that they shouldn’t be within easy reach either. However, if you do have a load of spatulas, spoons, graters, and pans it best to have a way of storing them that keeps them organised as suggested in the post at  

I would strongly recommend that these items are put away in cupboards using shelves, pan stands, and cutlery trays. You can even get wire racking for your backing dishes and metal tins.

Keeping them tucked away and out of sight makes your whole kitchen look and feel more tidy. It also makes it much easier to clean. 

Keep those cupboards clean

A Zen kitchen is one that is organised and aesthetically pleasing at all levels. It’s not just about having clear work surfaces and clean floors. In fact, if you open the cupboard and random bits of rice, pasta, and cereal come out to greet you, then you are defeating the whole concept!

Of course, it’s not just that these random scraps of food look unsightly, but they can pose a hygiene risk as well as they are likely to attract pests and rodents.

Luckily, if you do find yourself with an infestation situation on your hands, you can call on professional like the ones at to help you out. Although, if possible prevent this situation occurring in the first place by regularly cleaning out your cupboards and wiping them down inside with antibacterial spray.

The junk draw

Its OK, everybody has at least one junk draw in the kitchen! This is where all those miscellaneous items live like Blu-tack, birthday candles, and those all-important Allen keys that don’t seem to match any of the furniture in your home!

However, to keep your kitchen space as calm and Zen as possible it can be helpful to limit the chaos to a single draw, and even use some dividers to keep things vaguely organised.

To help you with this you can buy pre-made divers online, or if you are feeling a bit crafty, you can make your own as they do in the guide below. Then you can have a kitchen that is totally Zen from top to bottom!