The concept of storing similar items together in designated areas is a basic principle of organization in any room of your home. For most of us, the kitchen is the functional center of our home. When embarking on any task or project, it is important to have the necessary tools, materials, and products readily available. Whether it’s cleaning, cooking, or preparing meals, projects go more smoothly when you can easily find everything you need to get the job done. On the contrary, having to hunt through cabinets and drawers to find the item you need is a frustrating waste of time.
That’s why Martha Stewart follows the rule of storing similar items together. For example, she keeps her pots and pans (including lids) together in a large drawer under the stove. This way you’ll always know where to look for your cooking utensils and have them close to the stove you’ll be using.
Based on this principle, Stewart places her coffee cup on the shelf above the coffee maker and the mixing bowl in a drawer under the counter, where she prepares her meals. When cleaning day arrives, she turns to the bottom cabinet where she hides all her cleaning supplies, brushes, buckets, and sponges. Organizing her own kitchen according to her Stewart’s quotes and grouping similar items in her storage space will make her housework easier.