My Top 5 Tips for Small Kitchens
Get rid of duplicate items, unnecessary gadgets, or things you just don’t use regularly. Not quite ready to get rid of something completely? Store these ‘not-sure’ items in a box and put it away for a month or two. If you can go the whole time without thinking of or using the item, you probably don’t need it!
2. Keep Counters Clear
Counter space can be a valuable commodity in a small kitchen. Utilizing space-saving tools and capitalizing on drawer- and cabinet-space for storage is key!
3. Capitalize on Drawer and Cabinet Space
To elaborate on the previous point, in order to keep your countertops as clear and usable as possible in a small kitchen, you should use your storage spaces properly. One technique is the 'two-layer storage rule', meaning that you only stack things up to two layers deep. That way, there’s no digging to find what you need; everything is easily visible and accessible.
4. Invest in Space-Saving Tools
5. Only Keep What You ‘Know to be Useful or Believe to be Beautiful’
This quote by William Morris can serve as a great principle or reminder to help you decide what truly serves you in your home and kitchen space (and what does not). Using this idea as a rule of thumb can make tidying up and paring down easier than you may think!