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5 Tips Organize Your KitcheN

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If you want to function in the kitchen then the only way is to keep it organized. Nothing is worse than having to work in a messy, disorganized kitchen with bits and bobs laying all over the place.

Not only is it difficult to cook in a messy kitchen, but it is also challenging to find things. So, to avoid all this, it is crucial that the kitchen is kept tidy and organized at all times. 

Keeping all this in mind, we have created the top five tips to help you to keep your kitchen fully organized and neat. Let's go and take a look at it. 

Use of transparent jars for the junk drawers

We are all familiar with that drawer in the kitchen that holds all kinds of necessary junk items. This drawer holds the things that come in handy but is so messy to the point that it is a quest to find anything in there when you really need it. 

Here is an idea, bring some small transparent jars with lids and fill each of them up with all the similar category items and then sort them out in the drawer.

This trick will help you to save a  lot of space inside the drawer and also make room for other items. Plus, you will be able to find things more easily around the kitchen. 

Sort the cutting boards in a magazine holder

Have cutting boards laying aimlessly on the kitchen counter and taking up all the space and messing things up? Well, worry no more, as we know just what you should do. 

It is not a great look for the kitchen counter when you just let your cutting boards lay anywhere haphazardly. Plus, this eats up a lot of workspace in the kitchen. 

So, what you have to do is, bring in a magazine holder and put all of your slicing or cutting boards in that. Magazine holders can easily hold your cutting boards and give your kitchen an organized look plus make a lot of space for you to work in. 

Keep measuring spoons in a transparent jar near the stove

This is a great tip that will not only organize the kitchen but will also help you to access the measuring spoons easily whenever you need it as you won't have to waste time finding them as all you measuring spoons will be stacked in one single place. 

Well not just that, it looks really good when you keep the spoons in the jar and adds a dainty touch to the kitchen. 

Use hooks around the kitchen to hang accessories and other useful items

Using hooks that can be stuck with the walls around the kitchen is a great way to clean up a disorganized kitchen. 

You can hang pots and large spoons or other items in these hooks instead of letting them sit idly in the kitchen top blocking space.

Store all your small spice jars in a large cake pan

This is one of our favorite tricks, to keep the kitchen organized and also to ease up the work around the kitchen while cooking. 

Keeping spice jars in a single cake pan will not only organize the kitchen but will also help you cook as all the spices you need will be stacked in one single place. 


Nothing feels better than working in an organized kitchen. The above tips will allow you to make more space and store more useful items.

Plus a clean and tidy kitchen is much more fun to work in as you can easily grab the things you need without wasting time to find them from a pile of objects.

Guest Contributor, Carl Nevins

How to Use Your Kitchen’s Color in The Most Effective Way

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How to Use Your Kitchen’s Color in The Most Effective Way

Color has been shown to have more effects on our mood and thinking than we originally thought.

No, color is not just something that looks nice and pretty, it is something which can lift our mood, make us feel more productive, calmer, more tranquil, or perhaps fire us into action. For that reason, you need to learn how to harness the power of color in your individual rooms. One room in your house which sees the most action and activity is certainly the kitchen, so how can you harness that color power in your kitchen space?

It’s easier than you think, and it doesn’t actually involve a large amount of expense either! Check out the range of colors from StoneTech1.

Color up Your Backsplash

You might think that your back splash is just a way to protect your walls from splashed food sauces when cooking etc, but you can add a bit of color here to inject some personality in your kitchen quite easily. Go for something bright if you want to splash in some personality, or maybe go for a pattern.

Paint Your Wooden Furniture

How about painting your wooden furniture, such as your kitchen chairs or even the table? There are no rules to say that wood needs to be wood colored! You can throw in a focal point here and inject some color at the same time.

Paint The Inside of Your Cupboards

The inside? Yes! If you don’t want to go too bold and paint the outside, you can subtly throw in some color by painting in the inside of your cupboards, so when you open them, you get a little pop of color. You can completely clash with your outer scheme if you want, or you can go with something which compliments it, whilst will being a little brighter.

Feature Walls Aren’t Just For Living Rooms and Bedrooms!

You can easily have a feature wall in your kitchen, for something a little different. A bold wallpaper or mural can look fantastic, or simply a brighter color than the rest of your scheme. You can play around with ideas here and see what works for you.

Splash the Color With Your Kitchen Accessories

If you don’t want to paint your walls or go all out with color, you can add subtle splashes with your kitchen accessories, such as pans, cookbooks, basically any accessories which are on show on your kitchen counter. Of course, keep them all within a theme, so they don’t completely clash, but this can be a very effective way to throw in some color without going too ‘in your face’.

Wall Art Works Wonders

If you don’t want to go all out with the color or pattern side of things, and you want to remain neutral but add a feature piece, how about a wall art hanging? This can be something modern or it can be something traditional; it could even be something simply colorful, whatever you like the look of! Placement here is everything, so find a space which is going to draw the eye towards it, without being too ‘busy’ – you don’t want to place your wall art right where your cabinets are, for example.

Be Inventive With Chalk Boards

If you have a family, then you will know that reminders need to be everywhere! Chalk boards are a great way to incorporate this tidily into your kitchen, but you can use colorful chalk to add that pop of color! You probably never even thought of this suggestion, but it can be ultra-effective, whilst also serving a very practical purpose!

These few suggestions are all easy to achieve, and none of them require major renovations to your kitchen, other than perhaps the feature wall idea. You can easily incorporate a little color into your space without major expense or effort, and all of these suggestions will give more than a pop of color. If you don’t want to be too gargantuan with your efforts, try the smaller scale ideas, such as painting the inside of your cupboards, or going for colorful accessories instead – these ideas are subtle yet effective, proving that color doesn’t have to be a major renovation issue!

Guest Contributor, Florin Aldea