Typically, a kitchen is much smaller in size than a living room or bedroom, but at the same time it can accommodate a lot of things: food, household appliances, dishes and the same furniture. If there are too many items and they take up most of the countertop, then this creates visual noise; the kitchen always feels like it’s cluttered (although in most cases it is).
To remedy the situation, decanting is used, but not when it comes to wine. Decanting in everyday life means transferring food from the factory packaging to a beautiful home one. For example, when you pour loose leaf tea into a nice tin jar, that's decanting. Or when you pour sunflower oil from a plastic store bottle into a glass bottle with original decoration - this is also decanting.
In addition, using this method, you can not only reduce visual noise (or even get rid of it), but also properly organize food storage.
The content of the article
- Bulk products - open storage
- Cereals in containers with signatures
- Vegetables fruits
- Household chemicals
Bulk products - open storage
This method is already known to everyone. We pour cereals or tea/coffee into glass or plastic jars and arrange them beautifully on an open shelf. The advantage is that food is stored in a closed container much longer, and the risk of bugs infesting it is rapidly decreasing. By the way, the transparent storage container makes it easier to find the right product, and everything looks pretty nice.
Cereals in containers with signatures
If you don’t have a shelf (or you’re not used to storing food openly), then a drawer will do. But it’s better to pour cereals and other bulk products into plastic containers and label the lids. This will make it easier to immediately find the right jar.
Sometimes it is difficult to find a suitable container for flour, since many cans are produced with a volume of about 1 liter, and flour is sold in most cases from 1.5 kg. The most common option is 3 kg. So look for a container for this volume, and also one that looks nice.
To simplify storage, you really have to look for a container, but this is only if you are used to storing flour in large volumes. If you use it from time to time, then a smaller container is suitable for a small amount of flour.
It is clear that the best place to store bread is a bread bin. It is also safer, since bread in polyethylene quickly deteriorates, mold appears, and the product has to be thrown away.
And the bread box looks much more beautiful in the interior, especially if you choose a clay model. True, baked goods are also well stored in wood or metal.
We usually place eggs on the refrigerator shelf in a special compartment. However, if you want something more impressive and stylish, then you can buy a beautiful basket - wicker, metal, wood. Eggs are also stored well in such containers.
If you keep spices in the bags in which they are released, then they will fizzle out faster, losing their aroma, and they will spoil much faster. To preserve both taste and aromatic qualities, it is better to pour spices into glass. Baby food jars are great for this, since you first need to remove the label.
No matter how strange it may sound, many people now love storing vegetables and fruits in a string bag. Yes, yes, the same one - from the Soviet Union. Moreover, this method is not only stylish, but also practical: the air inside the string bag circulates well, which preserves the freshness and aroma of the products.
It is very convenient to store many confectionery products in glass jars - as in the case of cereals, you can immediately see what is inside. And the advantage of this method is that if you close the container with a lid, the delicacy will not dry out for a long time.
Sometimes a bright bottle of dishwashing detergent placed in a prominent place near the sink can ruin the entire interior and create the appearance of clutter. To solve the problem, pour the product into a cute dispenser, store sponges and scrapers in small plastic holders, and place dishwasher tablets in a small container. It will be much better this way.