Kitchen zone organizing will make all the difference in your life. But what exactly is kitchen zone organizing? It is breaking down your kitchen into work zones. Read more to see how this will make your day so much better.
Kitchen zone organizing was a concept, my mom did in our home when I was growing up. I didn’t know how efficient it was until she came to my house and set up my kitchen when we moved.
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KITCHEN ZONE ORGANIZING
Where does a person begin when organizing their kitchen. I would suggest beginning with thinking about your kitchen in compartment or spaces according to the task that you do the most. Here are the zones I have in my kitchen.
Let’s start with the cooking/baking zone.
When unpacking or rearranging your kitchen think about a cooking and/or baking zone. My cooking/baking zone is right next to my oven. I keep my spices, utensils, hot pads, pots and pan here.
As you can see from my photo the second and top shelf hold all the things I need for baking. Flour, baking soda, and powder, measuring spoons and cup and so on fit on those two shelves. Spices are on the bottom with everything from thyme to salt. Some people like their flour and sugar containers hidden but lately, I have enjoyed mine on the counter.
Here is another kitchen zone that revolved around something and that is the sink. Think about what all you need to clean your dishes and kitchen. If you are a less is more person then consider keeping most of your cleaning items under the sink but if you like to decorate with them then consider a cake plate with some pretty bottles and such on the counter. I am a little more on the less is more side but I love how these Meyers bottles look so I decided to leave them on the counter. Also, consider placing all your dishes between the sink and the stove. That way they are easy to put up after they are dry.
Because my hubby loves coffee and the last thing you want to do is run around the kitchen in the morning getting everything together. I created a coffee zone. If you want to keep everything neat consider placing the coffee pot, sugar and anything else on a tray like this one. That way it can be easily pulled out to put the water in it and placed back neatly when finished.
I am not a morning person so in our house I needed everything to be in one place. It also just happens I eat the same thing every morning and that is oatmeal. So, here is my breakfast zone with oatmeal, and all the garnishments. I also have pancake mix here, grits, tea and so on. If you are not a morning person I would highly recommend this area to you too. Also, this zone is close to the coffee zone.
Thankfully my kitchen is average in size so there are not too many steps to go from one area to another. But in real large kitchens zones are very important. It saves a great deal of time and energy. Here is a recap of kitchen zone organizing. I hope this post will help make your kitchen a little more manageable and I have included some fun suggestions from Amazon to help with your kitchen organizing zones project too.
- Cooking/baking zone – pots, pans, hot pads, small appliances, stove, microwave, cooking and baking materials like flour and spices
- Cleaning zone – cleaners like dishwashing liquid, dishes, dishwasher, drying rack if you need one and so on
- Coffee zone – coffee pot, coffee, sugar, Splenda and so on (it’s also great to have this zone near the baking zone since sugar and sweeteners plays in both areas)
- Breakfast zone – all the food items you need for breakfast ( it’s good to have this area near coffee and baking also because spices and sugar are needed here too)
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Well, I hope this helps you think through your kitchen and what your daily tasks are. When you decide to do some rearranging here is one last thought. If you haven’t used an item in the last five years consider donating it to someone who may need it more than you. It will free up more space in your kitchen and make like even less cluttered.
And if you are really motivated and want to do some more organizing check out How to Use Pinterest to Organize Your Home. It will give you tips on how to make your organized space pretty too.
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