Kitchen Storage

Zone 3 - Cleaning

Sink wrap.jpgThe cleaning kitchen storage zone is apart of everyone's kitchen and again varies from household to house hold, mainly due to if you have a utility. The example that you see below will be making the presumption that you do not have a utility therefore will need to store all items within the kitchen. The principles below can also be applied to your kitchen if you do have a utility. Also if you are lucky enough to have a separate utility take your time to plan this carefully to as it is often more of an after thought for most people but a vital, often under utilised space.

The first consideration in this zone is for the types of items that are kept in this zone; try to think a bit further than just washing up liquid and bleach so that you can be sure not to miss anything.

  • Waste disposal, recycling and composting
  • Cleaning utensils
  • Household cleaning products
  • Washing powder and dishwasher tablets
  • Cloths, sponges and tea towels
  • Rubbish sacks
  • Shopping bags and eco bags
  • Pet food, treats, toys and litter
  • Tall items such as mop and bucket, broom, hoover and ironing board

600 sink .jpgNow that you have decided what items need to be stored within your cleaning zone you can once again start separating them out and deciding how much space you need for each section.

Whilst breaking this down again think about the space required for each section. To get the best out of your space take the time to think about your lifestyle and what changes may occur that could impact here. For example do you bulk buy cleaning products when they are on offer or just the few bits that you may need? Do you have a cleaner who provides their own products? Do you just need a few items for day to day use?

Under sink storage

Unit 1

Made up of 1 shallow U-shaped sink wrapped drawer and 1 deep drawer, to store:

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  • Cleaning utensils
  • Household cleaning products – the high sides on the sink wrap help make it more difficult for small children to access these items.
  • Cloths, sponges and tea towels
  • Rubbish sacks
  • Shopping bags and eco bags
  • Washing powder and dishwasher tablets

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Made up of 2, 3 or 4 bins allowing you to keep waste in one space out of the way and in the appropriate bins.

  • Waste disposal, recycling and composting

Unit 3

Made up of a single or double larder unit

  • Tall items such as mop and bucket, broom, hoover and ironing board

Unit 4

Made up of 2 narrow deep drawers

  • Pet food, treats, toys and litter

Appliances in this zone can includeQuooker.jpg

  • Sink & tap
  • Hot & cold filter tap
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Waste disposal unit

 Location

This zone is best located between the Non-consumables and Preparation zones. This ensures that there is no need to walk throughout the kitchen when emptying the dishwasher, it is a natural progression from taking items from the fridge to the preparation zone should anything require rinsing and close to the cooking zone for draining pans of water.