We decided to collect in one article the best ideas for organizing and organizing storage in the kitchen, which we have learned by 2021, as well as identify the best kitchen products of this year from Ikea, Fix Price, Auchan and Leroy Merlin..
The best way to store knives is magnetically under a wall cabinet
This solution has several advantages:
- It’s easier to wipe the apron this way;
- The knives under the wall cabinet will be almost invisible and will not create visual noise;
- Storing knives on a magnet is the most correct storage method recognized by chefs.
The best way to store rubber gloves is on a clothespin
Simply glue a double-sided tape on the clothespin to the inside of the cabinet door (for example, under the sink) and clamp a pair of gloves in it. It is convenient, simple and cheap. You can also store rags on the clothespin..
The best way to store lids from pans and pots is in the plate holders
In 2020, we learned that any plate holder is ideal for storing lids, as well as cutting boards, baking tins, baking trays and narrow containers. In general, everything that is best stored vertically. You can buy a holder in Fix Price (99 rubles) or Ikea (Nipplokad, Rinnig or Variyera series).
The knife magnet can store metal attachments for kitchen gadgets (for example, for a blender) and scissors
Magnets are very convenient for storing not only knives, but also attachments from a blender, combine, scissors and other things made of steel. They are also useful for storing screwdrivers, nails and other metal items..
The best fix price kitchen item for 2020 is a retractable colander
An extendable colander is a thing, having bought which, you will be perplexed how you lived without it before..
It is good because it can be adjusted to the size of your sink (including a round one) and stored compactly when folded, and most importantly, it can be used in at least 5 ways:
- For drying herbs and berries;
- For washing and cleaning (very convenient!) Vegetables and fruits;
- For reclining pasta;
- For drying dishes;
- Like a tray.
By the way, a similar colander of the O’kitchen brand is sold for Ozone, Wildbury and Aliexpress from 200 to 600 rubles, and in Fix Price for only 99 rubles..
The best thing for ordering the kitchen from Ikea is the Roskug trolley
In the kitchen, in the hallway, in the nursery, in the bathroom or in the living room, the Roskug trolley will be able to help out by creating a compact, but extra-spacious storage space, and even mobile thanks to the wheels. The middle shelf of the trolley can be removed.
The best thing for kitchens from Auchan and other hypermarkets and hardware stores is vegetable containers
Polymerbyt containers are ideal containers for storing potatoes, onions, carrots and beets. They can be stacked on top of each other, saving tons of space, the hinged and perforated lids are breathable and easy to open.
The most useful thing for the kitchen from Leroy Merlin is a hanging basket
The hanging basket allows you to squeeze the most out of your kitchen shelves and cabinets. What is good about the basket from Leroy Merlin for 260 rubles? The fact is that it is more versatile than the Observator basket from Ikea, since it does not have a protruding hook and side that prevent the cabinet doors from closing..
The best way to optimize your kitchen is to equip a cabinet under the sink.
The place under the sink is most often an awkward “black hole”, but in just one trip to Ikea it can be turned into the most functional point in the kitchen.
Here is a set of accessories you may need for this:
- Retractable container Variety for 599 rubles;
- Towel hanger Utrusta for 799;
- Varier bag for 119 rubles;
- Trash can Varier for 199 rubles;
- Sliding frames and bins series Hallbar;
You can also use any hooks, small rails and containers for storing things like cleaning products, brushes, etc..
The easiest way to clean kitchen towels to perfection: bleach with vegetable oil
Fill a small bowl with boiling water, add 1 tbsp. a spoonful of bleach like whiteness, 2-3 tbsp. spoons of any washing powder and add 1 tbsp. a spoonful of vegetable oil (it should be the last ingredient in the queue). Next, soak dirty towels in the solution for a pile of hours or overnight / day. Finally, the towels should be washed as usual. You will see that the towels will look like new..
Any planter is ideal for storing kitchen utensils or dishwashing sponges
Here are some photo ideas for using pots in the kitchen..
You can increase the capacity of kitchen cabinets using folding shelves
You can buy such shelves in Fix Price (77 rubles) or in Ikea (399-499 rubles).
2020’s best tip for order is to keep countertops and tables empty
It seems that for the convenience of the kitchen, the essentials should always be at hand. However, in practice, it turns out that keeping objects in closets is much more reasonable: it is both quite comfortable, and easier to clean, and better for the interior. So, for example, on the kitchen countertop it is worth keeping only those things that you use several times a day. Most often it is a teapot, a bowl of fruit, and maybe a cutting board. Even the toaster and coffee machine, if possible, should be put into the closet..
To reduce visual noise in the kitchen, use dishwashing sponges, rags and neutral-colored brushes.
This way you will not create visual noise and the interior will look much better..
The inner sides of the doors are ideal for storing small items
To do this, you will need some self-adhesive hooks. On them you can hang measuring spoons, potholders, gloves, etc..
The easiest way to clean your microwave
Mix 1.5-2 cups of water and 2 tablespoons of vinegar (9%) in a small bowl. Place the bowl in the microwave and start it on maximum power for 10 minutes. Then do not open the microwave, but let it “steam” for another 5-10 minutes. Finally, wipe the oven clean. Read other express ways to clean the microwave here..
The easiest way to descale your kettle
Fill the kettle with water and dilute 1 sachet of lemon powder in it. Boil water and then leave the kettle overnight. Rinse the kettle three or more times in the morning. Ready!
Dishwasher tablets aren’t really just for washing dishes
With their help, you can clean the oven, toilet bowl, very dirty dishes like baking trays and pans and floors for one or two times.
The secret to a convenient storage system is the use of many boxes, baskets, trays and trays
So you can, firstly, store things vertically, and secondly, by category, which will greatly simplify your search for the things you need. Plus, the use of trays and baskets can help you clean up dust easier and reduce visual noise from open storage systems..