What room do you think you spend the most time in at home? If you suddenly didn’t answer “kitchen”, then our comfort service has already left for you! The kitchen is indeed the place in the house where we spend most of our time. And the point is not only in cooking and eating, but in the fact that in the kitchen, like nowhere else, it is pleasant to sit with neighbors, friends, relatives. In the kitchen, we keep secrets, watch TV shows under the crunch of popcorn, invigorate ourselves with coffee in the morning, feed the cat. And such important rituals (especially the last one) should be held in absolute comfort, do you agree?
And comfort is when it is both beautiful and comfortable. You can handle the first one, and we will help you with the second one. Today we figure out how to properly store dishes in the kitchen, how to lay out all the pans, pots and lids so that you can easily and rumble to find what you need. And also learn some non-obvious ways to store kitchen utensils.
Revision of dishes
First of all, before organizing the storage of dishes in the kitchen, you need to audit and understand: what to leave, what to give away, what to throw away. How else to throw away? Yes, you don’t even suspect how much rubbish can lie in kitchen cabinets, especially on the farthest and most forgotten shelves.
To do this, you need to pull out all the dishes and kitchen utensils: plates, forks, spoons, cups, pots, pans, household appliances (mixers, blenders), food, including spices, as well as what is in the refrigerator.
Leave the shelves completely empty – so you can wash them at the same time. Look at this mountain of kitchen utensils – we are willing to bet that you have never seen a third before. Now we define:
What to throw away: everything that cannot be repaired, broken, damaged, broken (do not forget to get rid of cracked dishes, in addition to signs, such things just spoil the look of the kitchen), as well as outdated things that annoy you, for example, old plastic containers and more. By the way, such things, most likely, can be thrown out in an environmentally friendly way – namely, to be recycled.
What to give to friends or acquaintances: put here all the things that function and look good, but you definitely do not plan to use them. Well, for example, the most beautiful, but absolutely unnecessary service for you. In the era of delivery and the fashion for restaurants, we really began to arrange holidays at home less often, so the need for a large festive service simply disappeared. Perhaps somewhere in the bowels of the kitchen an old blender or coffee grinder was lying around, which you will no longer use? Throw a cry in social networks, and let the thing find its owner!
What to sell via the Internet: in principle, this can include something from the upper category – that is, a working thing that there is no one to give away. You won’t get a lot of money for dishes or small household appliances, but it may well be enough for new kitchen curtains.
What to leave in the kitchen: here we come to the category where you can stop worrying. We leave all the things that you periodically use, which are in working order and which make you happy. We will continue to work with this category – to distribute the dishes on the shelves.
The first step is to distribute all the plates, cups, mugs, pots and pans into groups. Groups depend on the number of people in the family and habits – perhaps you are a fan of cooking, or perhaps you are so unaccustomed to cooking at home that you hardly have a frying pan. Therefore, the groups are selected universally, choose those that are relevant to you:
Everyday set: a plate, a cup, an appliance – we multiply all this by the number of households. This set of dishes must fit completely on the dryer. By the way, if the dryer is not overloaded with excess dishes, then magically you will see how easier and faster it is to wash the dishes (but you have to do it immediately after eating).
Guest set: these are all other everyday plates, cups, cutlery.
Standard set for cooking: ladle, saucepan, frying pan, lids of standard sizes. This set is kept separate from other pots and pans that are needed less frequently.
Festive dishes – they are stored where it is most inconvenient for you to get them (simply because they get less often than other dishes).
Types of storage of dishes in the kitchen
- Open – this type of storage is suitable for those who love to match dishes by color, shape, and achieve perfect visual harmony. It is not necessary to adhere to any one fashionable style, in any interior you can make cool open storage with the help of roof rails, shelves. The open type of storage is suitable for everyday dishes and festive ones (it will give the kitchen an aesthetic and festive look).
- Closed – this type of storage implies that the dishes are hidden in cabinets and drawers. What dishes should not be displayed? Of course, a huge and not particularly attractive one – that is, the one in which you cook. If you’re wondering what to keep outdoors and choosing between a set of English cups and a set of pan lids, go for the cups!
- Exactly in the middle between these two types, a mixed type of storage is crammed in – this is closed storage behind glass doors. In this case, you should leave the service, dishes behind the glass, and put the spices, cereals and ladles in a closed compartment.