Cultivating a Calm Kitchen

The kitchen is often called the heart of the home. It’s where meals are prepared, skills are developed, and moments are celebrated. We gather in the kitchen so frequently, that it’s easy for things to get disorganized. But, by implementing NEAT practices, you can fine tune your kitchen organization to decrease clutter and cultivate a feeling of calm.

Streamline Spices

If you cook regularly, you’re probably reaching for spices on a daily basis. Mismatched spices don’t just look cluttered, they can also be more difficult to store and locate. All you need is a small funnel and set of jars and labels, to elevate the look and function of your spice collection. Lastly, alphabetize, so you know exactly where to find what you’re looking for.

Divide and Conquer Drawers

Acacia spring form drawer dividers slip right in place, but they have a custom look. They are the perfect solution to organizing narrow drawers, or items that are too large for standard organizers. Select the dividers that accommodate the height and depth of your drawer and enjoy the feeling of calm that comes from keeping your kitchen items in line.

Decant Pantry Staples

Implementing canisters is an easy way to get rid of unsightly packaging and showcase your most frequently used ingredients in a decorative way. It’s important to make sure that the canister you choose has an airtight lid so your food stays fresh. Translucent canisters also allow you to see exactly what you have and when you’re running low, so you’re never surprised by an empty box.

Stick to Your System

Contain and label dry goods and other small categories so everyone in your household knows where things belong. Once you have a system in place, avoid letting your cupboards overflow. Stick to the “one in, one out” rule and you’ll find that, not only does your kitchen look neat, but you can breathe a little easier.

How are you cultivating calm in your kitchen?


The NEAT Team

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