I get it. Everyone has their own way of doing things. I am not here to tell anyone how to clean or organize. I thought I would share some ideas that I have come up with and maybe someone will find one of them useful.
I love having everything close by when I am in the kitchen. Over the years I have tried to get creative with ways to make that happen. One of my favorite things in my kitchen happens to be a magnetic strip that Mr. Sassy bought at a tool store for use in the shed. He left it in the kitchen… BIG mistake! It now holds my knives.
This is what the magnetic strip was intended for. The cost is $5…five bucks! I shopped around for a magnetic knife holder similar and could not find one less than $15. So in my opinion this was a cheap way to organize my knives!
Below is a picture of how I use it.
The knives in the photo are the Tomodachi brand. I will link some similar below along with a few other brands that look similar. Click each knife photo below to see more information about each set.
Lids. It seems like the lids to pots and pans can be difficult to keep organized. Moving one thing to get to another takes time and can easily cause an organized cabinet to become not so organized in a flash. This lid idea works great to avoid that mess, it also saves lots of space. I purchased these hooks at the Dollar Tree. These hooks have held on for more than a year, so for me it was money well spent. Of course I have more than three lids, but these are the ones I use the most along with two others I have hanging on hooks in another spot.
I’ll probably get judged for this one. But this has worked for me for years and I don’t plan on changing it up anytime soon. Back story, I found this old rake buried in my yard so many years ago that I can’t even remember the year. I scrubbed it up to remove all the dirt and rust, then painted it with some brushed nickel colored spray paint. It held wine glasses for a while but when I got a stand mixer I needed somewhere to store the extra attachments, this works perfectly! I am careful when taking the pieces off and putting them back so that I don’t chip off or scrape the finish on the attachments.