This is how to organise your kitchen cupboards properly

a woman standing in front of a refrigerator: Create a serene space to cook in with these kitchen cupboard storage ideas. Click through to find out more.

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Create a serene space to cook in with these kitchen cupboard storage ideas. Click through to find out more.

Despite its reputation as the heart of the home, the kitchen can often be a nightmare to navigate. We all know the pain of digging around at the back of a corner unit to find the right lid for the saucepan – and it’s never the first one you come across.

In fact, a survey by storage company Caboodle found that two out of three Brits find the amount of clutter in their home stressful and almost three quarters wished they had more storage space.

While a good clear out can help, in the kitchen it can sometimes be difficult to justify – it’s always handy to have spare plates and bowls, after all.

Fortunately, with a few simple tweaks, you can transform jumbled cupboards into easily accessible spaces – and fit more inside too. We’ve rounded up some of the best kitchen storage ideas to help making cooking a stress-free experience.

Food cupboards

Immediately double cupboard space by adding a removable shelf. If you have especially deep cupboards, invest in some stackable ones to allow for three or more tiers. An extra shelf can be handy for all cupboards, but especially so for those used for tins and small jars where it can be difficult to see everything you have at once. One of these organisers can stop tins from being lost and forgotten about for months.

Alternatively, if your cupboard isn’t tall enough for an extra shelf, or it’s only narrow, use a tiered organiser to raise up items on the higher levels. This shows off tins and spices at a glance and looks far neater than having them all jumbled together.

Saucepan cupboards

Pretty much everyone dreads going in this cupboard but there is hope. A metal rack keeps lids and frying pans in check (it’s also handy for chopping boards), so you can keep the rest of the space free for bulky saucepans. Alternatively, a drawer divider can also also useful for separating pans from lids neatly.

If you’re short on space completely, or have a nice selection of pretty Le Creuset you’d like to show off, take these bulky pans out of the cupboards completely and use a standalone organiser instead. We do think this would work better in bigger kitchens, however.

Glasses and mug cupboards

If you’ve got a lot of different drinkware you’re constantly trying to cram into the same cupboard, again,

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How To Keep Your Bathroom Plumbing Working Properly

Owning your own home should be one of those things that makes you ready to take on the world because it’s such a huge accomplishment. Unfortunately, you usually end up being nervous about everything, especially your bathroom plumbing.

Some of you might wonder what’s so problematic about the plumbing in the bathroom compared to the rest of the house. Well, it really has to do with the usual “life functions” that take place in the bathroom. The last thing the plumbing in that room needs to have is a problem because the last thing we want in our home is the stuff inside the plumbing.

The problem that a lot of homeowners have is that they are not very experienced when it comes to working on the plumbing in their home, regardless of the room. When it comes to the bathroom, we have fairly rudimentary knowledge of how to use a plunger, but in the back of our minds, we really don’t want to have to deal with that prospective mess. Still, you’re a homeowner now, which means you really have to be on top of things. Your home depends on your elbow grease to keep doing its thing, so enough of sticking your head in the ground – it’s time to get to work.

Here are a few very basic tips on keeping your bathroom plumbing working properly:

Always Be On The Lookout for Drips & Leaks – Listen to your toilet after you flush and watch your faucet after you’ve washed your hands. Do you hear or see drips? If so, you’re seeing two things: 1) a symptom of something that has to be fixed; and 2) money down the drain. You would be shocked to know how much water is wasted due to small leaks.

Try To Prevent Clogs and Blockages – Most clogs and blockages in your bathroom drains are caused by greasy build-up, hair, and other yucky stuff. Try your best to lessen the amount of these things by using traps.

Check Fixtures for Cracks and Leaks – So, you’re an amateur plumber, but that does not mean you can’t see something that isn’t quite right. Take a flashlight and look your bathroom fixtures for any developing cracks and leaks. The compromise of the actual fixture can interrupt the basic function of your plumbing.

Be As Proactive As Possible – If there is one place to be a little over the top in terms of trying to get ahead of things, it’s your bathroom. Find out if you have hard water. Check for limescale. If you are in an older home, think about upgrading the vanity plumbing. Give your bathroom every chance it can have to run well.

Your bathroom plumbing doesn’t have to be a menace to your peace of mind. Even with little to no knowledge of plumbing, you can actually do a lot to keep your bathroom plumbing operating the way it should. In the event that a problem may still occur, …

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