5 Ways To Unclutter Your Kitchen
Many Indian homemakers consider their kitchens an auspicious place where they spend a large part of their day preparing scrumptious meal for the family. With many women assisting men in the task of putting bread on the table and the men lending a helping hand in household chores, maintaining an organised living space, especially kitchen, has become an uphill task. As kitchens become smaller due to a paucity of space, it has become even more difficult to organise the required essentials.
In the second part of a series on storage ideas for your home, MakaanIQ brings you tips on how to create new and trendy storage in your kitchenette.
Add height to cabinets
Cabinets placed at a height are generally not preferred in kitchens, as it is difficult to operate them on a daily basis. However, you can smartly design such cabinets to use them optimally and with much ease. One way is to get these cabinets customised by adding shelves which can be moved up or dropped down (refer the image).
Dedicate a cabinet to jars and boxes
In your modular kitchen, get a pull-out organiser with an inbuilt door rack to accommodate jars and containers for your pulses, spices and other daily-use materials.
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You will not have to frantically look for lids of your containers if you create a lid holder and hang it on the door of a cabinet. The other option is to use a metal CD rack to keep the lids in place.
Earmark a place for your greens
Almost every Indian household has a layered stand for keeping vegetables. Made of plastic, metal or steel, these stands generally occupy the corner or are kept on the slabs. Get a separate section in your modular kitchen to keep onions, potatoes and other vegetables.
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One of the best ways to keep your kitchen stink-free is to make a provision to hide the trash bin. Get a pull-out trash bin that remains inside the cabinet. This way it can also help keep your kitchen clean, hygienic and tidy.