7 Ways to organise your kitchen for maximum productivity
It’s not easy being a supermum in the 21st century. Going to work, taking care of the kids (and one overgrown baby as well) and maintaining a thriving household can become quite taxing over the years. Today, we’re are going to concentrate on optimising and organising your kitchen for maximum productivity and positivity.
Organise your kitchen counter top space
This one should be a no-brainer, however, the crazy way of life in the modern world often leaves little room for regular clean-ups. Instead, the countertop space becomes a messy, cluttered environment where even Wonder Woman wouldn’t be able to find her bearings.
The first thing you need to do is clean up your countertops and create an empty surface where you can work in peace. Keep only the most necessary items on the counter top itself, such as your cutting boards and kitchen towels.
Organise and add storage space
It’s time to put everything in cabinets, boxes, the pantry, and on the shelves. You want to neatly organise your storage, and see-through cabinets can help you quickly locate everything you need without losing your patience and simply leaving the entire spice rack on the countertop, which will ultimately lead you back to step one.
Secondly, you want to add storage space wherever you can. Hang pockets on the inside of your cabinet doors, or install hooks on the walls to hold your pots and pans.
Eliminate the clutter
Now that you know where everything is, it’s time to throw half of it away, or give it to someone who needs it. The truth is that in reality you’re only using about 20% of your kitchen on a daily basis, and the rest you simply don’t need.
So adopt a semi-minimalistic mindset and say goodbye to everything you’re not using – it will do wonders for your inner peace and increase your productivity tremendously.
Upgrade your appliances
Contemporary, smart appliances are not only eco-friendly and energy efficient, but they can also become your new best friends with their modern features that will make cooking, storing food, and cleaning a breeze. And what mum doesn’t need a little help in the kitchen?
So stop wishing your hubby would help out more and take matters into your own hands by replacing your old appliances with smart cooktops and ovens, sturdy Viking freezers and eco-friendly dishwashers that will not only consume less energy but less water as well, thus bring your expenses down significantly.
Be practical with transparent containers
All of those different labels and packages are good for nothing but creating clutter and confusion. You want to be as practical as possible so use transparent containers, or better yet, glass jars to store your spices and other ingredients.
You can use colourful markers to give each jar its specific role; that way, you will always be able to keep track of the amount and the whereabouts of every single ingredient.
Create a warm, social setting
For better or for worse, the kitchen is a focal point in many households, and of all the places where the kids and your hubby could take their business, they decided to bother you in the kitchen while you’re working.
There needs to be a set of boundaries, and you can easily create a fun, de-cluttered, sociable space by placing a coffee table further away from the cooking area and creating a designated play zone for the kids away from the cutlery and the stoves. So don’t fight it, embrace it and make everyone feel welcome in your kitchen without sacrificing precious space.
Mind the details
Finally, there are three important factors you need to take into consideration: air circulation, lighting, and colours. You need a good ventilation system to prevent the odours from going further inside the house.
Secondly, you need plenty of natural light to boost productivity and positivity. Lastly, you need a warm and bright colour scheme that will support your inner peace and energy throughout the day.
It’s not easy being a mum in the modern world; however, by following these simple tips, you will have no problems creating a fun, productive cooking environment everyone will love!