A successful kitchen organization system does one thing: make your life easier. That might seem straightforward, but you'd be surprised at how many organizers actually make finding things much more difficult. The key is to think about what suits your lifestyle best. Are you the kind of person who just needs a general area where things can be stored? Try a simple utensil holder on your counter top. Or do you prefer to have a place for everything, and everything in its place? Then a series of wood or plastic drawer organizers might be your best bet. Odds are, you'll need a utensil holder for larger items that are used more frequently, while drawer organizers will work better for silverware and smaller kitchen items. Make sure that whatever system you choose, it leaves plenty of room for prep space in the kitchen. Things should be out of the way, so you still have plenty of counter space, but are also easy to access in case you need something right away.
It's also important to think about what kind of storage you currently have. It won't really do any good to buy several drawer organizers if you don't have very many drawers. Do you have more cupboards? Or maybe just a few wall shelves? Take what you have into consideration, and make it work in the most practical way possible. Don't be afraid to get creative either. Think about what places in your home are underused, and maybe a few baskets and hooks under the sink can store garbage bags and cleaning supplies. A shelf installed on a cupboard door could also store spices.
You also want to consider the material of your organization system. Pick something that's durable, easy to clean, and looks good too. Wood is always a great choice, because most existing cabinetry systems are made of wood, and a drawer system can be chosen in a complimenting type. Plastic is easy to clean and durable. If it's a removable system, you can usually put it in the dishwasher.
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