Do you often find yourself rummaging through draws to find a matching set of cutlery? Sometimes struggle to make enough room for all your ingredients in the fridge? Ever watched a precariously balanced pile of washing up clatter to the floor?
If the answer to any of the above is yes, it may be time to start organising your kitchen.
It doesn't take very much to turn a disorganised, scatty kitchen into a smart, efficient room and you'll be surprised at the difference a little organisation can make. Not only will putting your kitchen in order make it look more attractive, but it will make it easier to use, and save you valuable time when cooking a family meal or throwing a dinner party for friends.
The first step to an organised kitchen is to sort out the storage. A quick de-clutter of unwanted ingredients, mismatched cutlery and useless utensils should free up more room in the first instance, while interior fittings are a good way to maximise space in your cabinets and drawers.
Ensure that you make the best use of hidden spaces, such as under the oven and between shelves and consider investing in storage solutions such as wire baskets, wall organisers or even a pull-out larder.
Next on the list is washing and clearing. No one wants to spend any more time than they have to with the sponge and washing up liquid in hand, so it really pays to get this area in order and make clearing up easier.
Pull out kitchen taps are a great choice for anyone who's ever had to face a mountain of washing up as they allow you to manoeuvre around large dishes or awkward pots and pans, speeding up the cleaning process.
It's also a good idea to invest in a sink organiser, as these will maximise the space around your kitchen sink, giving you more room to get stuck into the job at hand.