5 Days to Organizing Your Kitchen Tools – Day 4: Creative Kitchen Laundry Storage

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5 Days of Organizing and Cleaning

Be sure to check out the other 5-Days series running this week, too!

  1. Organize Your Kitchen Work Stations
  2. Organize Your Kitchen Storage
  3. Organize Your Kitchen Tools
  4. Organize Your Kitchen Laundry
  5. Organize Your Kitchen Lists

Day 4: Kitchen Laundry List

A vital “tool” in the kitchen are all the various rags, scrubbies, towels, and other cloths used to clean the perpetual mess in a well-used kitchen.

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We will start with scrubbies, dishcloths, and vegetable brushes, because they are the clearest. The principle behind almost all stuff organization is to store items near the point of use. So, of course, scrubbies and other instruments used at the sink should be stored by the sink.

There are some handy organization tools if you use sponges or scrubbies and need a place for them to air between use. There’s hardly a worse smell than a used kitchen rag that’s sat damp in the sink overnight. Keeping a container that drains behind or even stuck inside the kitchen sink to pop the scrubbie in after use is a great plan to prevent off smells and promote hygiene.

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Hotpads & Hot mitts

Here is another clear category to store. You need your hotpads near the oven and the stove. If you don’t have a drawer at hand in these spots, then you might want to mount hooks on your backsplash or keep a basket on the counter next to the stove. You don’t want to be forced to walk halfway across the kitchen and back when it comes time to pull the pot off the stove or pull the casserole out of the oven.

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Towels & washclothes

Towels is where it becomes a little more tricky. Not only do you often use them throughout the kitchen, but their volume usually requires one of the largest drawers (or multiple drawers) available.

Here are some creative solutions for storing kitchen towels if you have limited space:

  • Roll the towels and place them in a basket or bucket.
  • Bring in a small chest of drawers to use.
  • Mount a towel bar on the end of a cabinet or inide cabinet doors.

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Do you have more ideas for storing kitchen towels creatively?

5 Days of Cleaning and Organizing

5 Days of Cleaning and Organizing

  1. Janis
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    I started keeping my in-use sponges and scrubbers in the dishwasher. When I run the dishwasher at bedtime, they get washed, too. Also, when I have a sink full of dishes, I no longer have to hunt at the bottom for the sponge I need. All extra sponges stay in the cabinet below the sink.

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