Don’t you hate it that when you are in the middle of cooking, and you suddenly need a particular utensil? You pull your massive drawer but can’t find it as your storage is jam-packed with unorganized every cooking stuff. The kitchen tools are the most troublesome to store away. From oversized rolling pins to spatulas that aren’t organized, disorderly kitchen tools can drive home cook nuts. Storing all your cooking utensils, especially your spatulas, can be a bit of a challenge. You want them all to be within reach, yet you don’t want them to be cluttering. Luckily, we have some tips for you on how to store spatulas and your other cooking utensils in your kitchen. Read on to know more.
How to Organize Your Cooking Utensils
Cooking utensils can be more challenging and difficult to store as they come in all forms and sizes. They are not uniform, so they tend to take up a lot of space, unlike dining utensils that can be easily and neatly stacked.
One good tip to consider is to incorporate a variety of storage options. Consider your cooking utensil placement so that the most often-used (spatulas) are strategically placed where you can get them quickly while the less important items may be tucked away. Check out some tips below on how to store spatulas and other cooking utensils.
Tips on How to Store Spatulas
Below are some of the tips on how to store spatulas and other cooking utensils in your kitchen.
On a Pegboard
Pegboards are commonly used for tools in a workshop or garage. But it is just as handy for storing cooking utensils in your kitchen.
On the Side of Your Cabinets
Even if you lack wall space, you may still have some room to hang your cooking utensils. Just hang individual hooks or a bar on the side of your cabinets for your instant storage.
In Mason Jars
Mason jars are indeed great organizers. You can lay them down on their side inside your drawers for you to have an instant organizer.
Diagonally in your Drawers
Diagonally storing or organizing long utensils makes it smarter and more efficient use of your drawer spaces. You can even customize them inside your drawer.
Below the Upper Cabinets
You can get some clever gadgets that can be mounted underneath your upper cabinets that have flexible grippers inside and can grab or hold onto the handles of your utensils.
In Big Pots/Crocks
You may have already heard about utensil crocks, but let us point out that you can always go bigger. You can go for the biggest crocks you can find (like those antique stoneware crocks), and you will be able to store a lot of tools in a single pot.
On a Rail System
We’re super fans of modular rail systems like those from IKEA as they are super customizable, plus you can add hooks, hanging shelves, baskets, and a whole lot more.
In a Custom Drawer Organizer
Would it be cool to have a customized drawer organizer? You can have a non-slip silicone mat (that you can cut down to fit the size of your drawer) and have some repositionable “Divitz” that sticks to your mat and hold your tools in place. You can also rearrange as you get (or get rid of) kitchen tools.
On Your Countertop
You know you have a small kitchen when there isn’t enough drawer space for your daily cooking needs. Consider getting a few of your utensils to your countertops in an orderly way to free up some of your drawer space. A rustic caddie that’s full of cooking utensils and silverware can be quite handy for keeping those things close by.
Make Your Cabinet Doors Work Double Duty
Use your space by fixing an organizing rack at the back of your cabinet doors. The cabinet doors inside can store or keep anything from an extra spice rack to shelving your troublesome pot lids.
We all want to have that neat, organized kitchen without compromising convenience. Keeping cooking utensils in tact can be challenging and difficult to maintain, especially when you have a very busy kitchen every day. As much as you want your cooking utensils to be within reach, you will need some little planning and plenty of ideas to make your countertops, cabinets, and drawers work a little harder by multitasking. Whether you’re starting on a full kitchen makeover or just looking for some tips on how to store spatulas, these organizing ideas sure may come in handy. No matter which one you try, rest assured it will help keep your sanity when cooking up a storm. Find out more about spatulas.