Small Kitchen? No Problem!
From the pots and the pans to the appliances and all the groceries in between, is your kitchen starting to feel a little … cramped? Aramark Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Lauren Cohen and Culinary Development Chef Bill Allen (pictured below) are here to help with real-life solutions for small kitchen woes.
What’s one universal truth about organizing? You can gain more space by looking up! “People tend to sprawl their possessions horizontally instead of working vertically,” says Chef Bill, “but there’s a good chance they already have the right tools to do so at home.” Try turning each shelf into two by using metal risers or storing fruit in tiered hanging baskets.
Uncover Hidden Spaces
And stick to them–literally. Consider placing strong, double-sided magnets (strips or singles will do) on the fridge to store a row of homemade spices or rings of measuring spoons near your prep space. You’ll have more precious counter and shelf space in no time! Just remember to choose what’s best and safest for your family.
Re-evalute Your Reusables
Make sorting the name of the game and organize your reusable storage containers the smart way. To get started, focus on grouping containers by material (glass or plastic) and shape. Check that they all have lids and, if you have them on hand, use drawer dividers for added order. Pro tip: Revisit your stash every six months to maintain the neatness.
Note: Since everyone’s health history and nutritional needs are so different, please make sure that you talk with your doctor and a registered dietitian to get advice about the diet and exercise plan that‘s right for you.