You can unpack your new home or apartment and still take a little time to organize at the same time. It may be tempting to just start putting things away just to get it done and out of the way but try to be a little intuitive so that your home can function as well as possible. You can stand in front of your dishwasher with it all the way open, for example, and from there decide where the best places for all your dishes to go is. You don’t want to have to do a lot of reaching, walking, or closing your dishwasher to put dishes away.
- Ideally, you should be able to unload your dishwasher while standing in one spot.
- Whether you are right-handed or left-handed determines which drawer is used for cooking utensils.
- Store knives, cutting boards, mixing bowls, etc. close to your food prep area.
“Designate lower cupboards next to your stove and oven for pots and pans. If you have a drawer below your oven door, use it for pot lids and other flatter items such as cookie sheets.”