The kitchen is well and truly the heart of the home. It’s the space where your family and friends gather after a busy day, where you’re able to pour your love and care into your latest recipe and unwind using the power of food.
But sometimes a kitchen can feel chaotic and disorderly when it’s not organized in a way that promotes a feeling of wellness and mindfulness.
A well-organized kitchen is my secret to connecting with my senses and feelings, here’s how you can easily achieve the same effect in your home.
Think about what food is in sight
Having a space that has quick treats and unhealthy snacks on show is not a place that is going to encourage healthy eating and nourishment.
If you have food on show, make sure that it’s beautiful fruits or tasty snacks that you can grab when you feel cravings starting to kick in, without filling your body with unnecessary sugars and fats. After all, when food is around, we’ll eat it – so, make sure it’s the right thing.
Organize your items based on when you use it
There’s no use keeping all of your herbs and spices crammed at the back of one of your cupboards if you find yourself reaching for them every time you’re in the kitchen.
To adopt mindfulness, your kitchen should be a functional space that is organized based on how often you use each item.
The items you use most should be placed front and center so they can be reached whenever you need them. If you have items you don’t use as much, they can be stored away somewhere that’s not immediately accessible.
Our kitchens can often be a true reflection of our minds. If they’re looking cluttered and messy, it’s easy for us to feel the same.
Even if you’re working with small kitchen space, you can make it feel spacious by incorporating some creative storage solutions.
From hanging storage on the backs of doors and cupboards, or using space expanders to create some extra space in your cabinets, you never have to settle for a cramped cooking area.
Keeping work surfaces clutter-free, and all of your food in its proper space will help your mind feel calm and free every time you enter your kitchen. Then there’s only one thing you need to worry about – connecting with your food and yourself while making delicious recipes.