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Organizational Hints for Your Kitchen

by Nate Biggs 09/08/2019

You’ve read all those articles on how to organize, how to arrange, how to store, and yet your home still looks a mess. Perhaps you’ve tried to follow too many ideas and consequently haven’t succeeded at any of them. Here are a few “organizational hints” that you can do without so that you truly succeed in your goals.

Countertop containers

Despite the lovely magazine spreads and reality TV reveals, piling the top of your counter with jars, floral arrangements in vases, decorative cake-stands and other beautiful pieces readily contributes to even more clutter. If the item on your countertop isn’t something you use regularly, it’s likely to collect dust and water spots. If it’s near your meal prep and wash-up areas, you’ll often find it has interesting food spatters too. That just means more washing, dusting, cleaning for you to do.

Empty landscape

Of course, making the countertops too clean can make life, in general, more of a chore. So, if you make smoothies every day, keep that blender on the counter in a handy location. If you always bake, make room on the surface for your mixer. And if you’re a crockpot or insta-pot chef, keep it right where you use it. Otherwise, you’re regularly cleaning, clearing, and putting things away that you’ll turn right back around and take out just a few hours later. Instead, be sure to wipe your countertop appliances down every day in case they caught some of those food splashes.

Glass-front glare

Installing beautiful glass-front cabinetry can add value to your kitchen, but unless you have room in other cabinets for your regular stuff, mismatched items piled into your cabinets add to a messy look. If you have glass-front cupboard doors but not enough space, simple line the glass with a decorative film to give it a frosted look while it hides your clutter.

Rethink your space

Just because your mom always kept the dishes in the cabinet to the left of the sink and the glasses on the right doesn’t mean you have to. In fact, if your kitchen has large drawers, stacking plates and bowls in them. Having dishware lower down allows children to participate in setting the table and emptying the dishwasher. If you use plastic ware for extra storage, put it in a plastic basket along with the lids in a lower shelf to make it easier for little ones to reach it when they’re being helpful.

Of course, if the only solution to finding more organization space in your kitchen is to have a new kitchen, talk to your real estate agent and start looking today.

About the Author
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Nate Biggs

From finding dream homes to Fix & Flips to cash-flowing investment properties, Nate loves helping clients make their goals a reality. With a degree in Architecture and a Master’s Degree in Real Estate and Construction Management, Nate has over 15 years of experience in real estate acquisitions and property management. Nate worked for large publicly-traded apartment REITs as well as small joint-venture partnerships to buy, sell, finance and manage apartment and mixed-use properties all over the country. Before becoming a licensed Realtor, Nate negotiated and closed billions of dollars of real estate transactions and gained extensive, well-rounded knowledge of real estate fundamentals, finance and income properties.

A Colorado native, Nate has always been most interested in the Denver real estate market and helping friends and family achieve their real estate goals, whether it is a dream home or an investment property. Nate has helped clients turn retirement funds, savings, 1031 exchanges and other funds into cash-flowing investments bringing far better returns than their previous investments. With a young, growing family of his own, Nate understands the challenges that families face in this busy real estate market. Nate is driven by the desire to provide service that exceeds all expectations and creates a worry-free, positive and fun buying and selling experience.