Six Tips to Keep Your Kitchen Organized in a Coliving Housing Arrangement

Six Tips to Keep Your Kitchen Organized in a Coliving Housing Arrangement

Six Tips to Keep Your Kitchen Organized in a Coliving Housing Arrangement

When you live with roommates, you need to have an organization system that works for everyone.  This is especially true when it comes to kitchen space and food items.  Investing in labels, using shared cookware, and splitting any shared expenses are just a few tips to help you share this space with others.  In our arrangements for co living in Spartanburg, SC, we have spacious kitchens to share.  These are a few tips to keep your shared kitchens organized.  

Utilize All the Space

Often, the space above the sink is empty and unutilized.  Instead of leaving this area open, you should install a tension rod to hang dish towels, utensils, or other bins.  You may also want to use the sink area to dry your dishes, and this is easily accomplished by getting your hands on an over-the-sink drying rack.

Get a Cookware Organizer

Stacking your cookware in an immense pile in your cabinets can cause many headaches.  Not only is this difficult when you need to find a specific cookware item, but it can also damage your cookware if the pile comes crashing down.  Invest in a few cookware organizers to keep your pots, pans, lids, and cookie sheets organized for easy usage.

Label Your Food Items

Do you hate when you realize that your roommate took the last of the shared creamer?  To avoid this from happening, you should label everything.  Communicate when shared items are running low.  Also, if you have unshared items that are only yours, label these with your name.  This prevents any conflicts and it removes assumptions from the kitchen.  

Use Drawer Dividers

Drawer dividers can be life-changing when you are looking for ways to store your utensils, flatware, and junk drawer items.  When you use drawer dividers, you will easily be able to find what you need quickly, which will help streamline the cooking and food preparing process.  Imagine how easy it will be to unload your dishwasher.

Use Magnetic Strips for Silverware

If you have exposed sides of your fridge or cabinets, consider installing magnetic strips to hang items.  These are great for organizing your knives, spatulas, tongs, and other magnetic utensils.  Keep these items near your prep areas or oven so that you can reach them quickly when you need them.

Give Yourself Storage Space

Shelves that have space above your stored items can be maximized to fit more of your stuff when you install under-shelf baskets, shelf expanders, and other inexpensive shelf storage solutions.  These will allow you to fit more inside your shelves without piling them too high.  You may even want to consider having your own individual shelves to make it much easier to find what is yours in the pantry.

By following these tips, you can keep your kitchen organized.  Organization is essential to successfully sharing the space with other roommates, which is a part of co living in Spartanburg, SC.  Contact us to hear about our available rentals for your shared lifestyle needs today.

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