Storage Solutions Part 1: Meal Prep for Success
We know how important the functionality of a space can be. Whether you are setting your table for a family dinner or meal prepping for the week, you want everything to be in an easy-to-reach area. Over the next few weeks, we are going to help you organize your kitchen and your life. This week, we're helping you organize your kitchen for you to meal prep successfully with five simple kitchen accessories.
Roll Out Tray Divider
There is seriously nothing worse than having to take a break while you are in the cooking groove because you have to dig through all of your cabinets to find just the right baking sheet or tray. It is a waste of time and energy, not to mention the amount of frustration it causes you to have to look for exactly what you need. This roll-out tray divider from Fieldstone Cabinets is the perfect solution and a true life-saver. It keeps all of your trays and sheets perfectly organized and stowed away in your cabinet. All you have to do is pull it out, grab exactly what you need with ease and stow it right back in its place. It saves a lot of time and frustration, so you hardly have to take a meal prepping break to find what you are looking for.
Pull Out Filler Storage
Everyone knows how annoying finding storing cooking spices can be. They may be small, but once you build up your collection, they can be difficult to store. Rev-A-Shelf's Pull Out Filler Storage may be just the thing you are looking for. It provides the function to hold all of your spices and oils, while still being stylish. It can blend into the rest of your cabinetry, so visitors will hardly know it is there. The best part? This filler storage makes it so easy to grab just what you need to make the perfect meal!
Pull Out Peg Storage
The only thing worse than digging through your cabinets to get a tray is digging through your cabinets to fetch a pot or pan while you are trying to meal prep. Luckily, Rev-A-Shelf provides handy pull out peg storage, such as this one, to help put your mind at ease. Gone are the days where you have to get on the floor and empty the contents of your cabinets, just to find the cooking pot you need. Simply place this pull out drawer near your oven, so it is most convenient to you and your cooking space. Meal prepping should be a fun and simple experience and little accessories, such as this, will help you cook with ease!
Your kitchen may not be set up in a way that is completely functional for meal prepping and that is okay. The important thing is that you do whatever you can to make it as functionally sound as possible. One way to do this is by adding a mini pantry near your prep space. This is especially great if your actual pantry is a little further away from your prep space. We recommend using this space to store things you use most often while cooking, to cut down on the number of times you make a trip to the pantry and add convenience to the time you spend meal prepping.
Wire Basket Storage
We understand you may not be able to put in a full-on mini pantry in your kitchen, and that is okay! If your prep space is far away from your pantry, you may want to install something simple in your cabinets, such as these wire baskets. They make it simple to store and access whatever you need, whether it is food, flour or sugar. They can be used for more than just food, however. They make great storage for drinks, Tupperware or even cookbooks. Whatever you choose to store in the wire baskets, make sure that it is functional for you and your meal prep experience.
The key to making any space functional is to make sure everything is in a convenient location. You can have all of the above storage accessories, but if they are spread out around your kitchen, you are not setting yourself up for meal prep success. Find out more about storage solutions to make your kitchen functional by giving us a call at (515) 310-1070 or stopping by our showroom.