There is nothing better than having a well-organised kitchen. The harmony where functionality and beauty meld! Knowing that you’ve organised the space all by yourself using some newly found organisational hacks makes it all the more satisfying.
When you’re pursuing a perfectly organised kitchen that looks amazing too, our favourite place to start is with glass storage jars and containers. Glass is a great choice for food items as it doesn’t absorb any smells or flavours- nor does it leak any nasties back into your produce.
Deciding how to use these jars as anorganisational storage tool can be a trickier thing to decide on. To help you get started we’ve come up with a few ideas and hacks that are sure to help you keep your kitchen looking, and feeling, organised.
1. Organise spices and ingredients
The most common way to use glass storage jars or containers is for storing spices and key cooking ingredients. Using glass jars for your flour, sugar, rice and spices is a great way to save space and easily see when you need more of something.
Glass jars are more than just an organisation vessel though- they can be a decorative piece and matched with apretty label can become your kitchen’s ultimate style statement. Easily see all of your ingredients by storing them in a glass jar or container.
2. Visibility in your pantry
Glass storage jars and containers help with visibility in your pantry, making it easier to find items. Plus, they can provide uniformity to your organisation system, which allowing the space to feel more organised in general. They are functional and look beautiful too.
They’re perfect for storing cereal, muesli bars, chips, popcorn kernels and much more. Not only will they keep your food fresh, but they also help to keep your pantry looking clean and organised. Labelling your jars will make restocking a breeze and prevent you from getting things like plain and self-raising flour mixed up!
3. Not just for food
Your kitchen isn’t just the home of your food but is often the hub for everyday objects and items used around the house, such as drawing pins, rubber bands, birthday candles, toothpicks and more. Start to organise your miscellaneous draw or pantry shelf by storing those loose items in individual trays or jars. Soon even those items that never seem to feel like they have a place (i’m looking at you spare batteries!), will look well organised.
4. Stash cooking and eating utensils in glass storage jars
You can even take it one step further by using glass jars to house things like your everyday utensils. Sometimes those utensil draws can get so disorganised, and it can be super annoying having to go back and forth from your stove to your drawers for items you use a lot.
Try lining up a fewglass jars near your stove and place your most-used utensils in them, such as a couple of wooden spoons, tongs, a spatula and so on. You can even keep a glass jar on your kitchen table with the right amount of eating utensils for your family so that you don’t have to collect them from the drawer whenever you have dinner together. Simply clean and dry them after your meal and place them right back. Style and convenience all in one!