The Need For Space
This blog post discusses how to store dishware with effective organisation, which you can apply in cabinet organisers, floating kitchen shelves, and countertops without organisers. Organising and storing dishware or crockery is a continuous chore that households face in the kitchen. Do you find the need for space in cabinets and shelves is never-ending as items keep filling to the edge? Since household members frequently use dishware, it is wise to find befitting homes. However, installing new cabinets may not be practical when there is insufficient space, and thus alternatives are required.
Fuss-free storages with effective organisation provide you with the confidence to dish out food efficiently. You may have a variety of dishware for diverse food servings and different occasions, be it for family or hosting guests. Hence, it is advisable to categorise according to serving types, usage occasions and shapes and sizes. The serving types include entrée plates, appetiser plates, saucers, salad bowls, soup bowls, etc. This sorting arrangement facilitates ease of storage and retrieval and minimises wear and tear from rummaging through unsorted pieces. Moreover, while sorting, you can declutter old dish pieces and free up space.
Efficient organisers facilitate effective storage organisation. Clarity Dinnerware Organiser Set from Style Degree comprises bowl organisers to stack bowls and plate organisers to file plates swiftly and securely. One persistent cabinetry dilemma is underutilised space but impractical to stack up dishware too high. Extendable Kitchen Rack Organiser can extend to the desired length to utilise upper and lower space while keeping essential items within sight. Alternatively, stackable dish racks such as Grande Plate and Bowl Stackable Rack make good use of available cabinetry height to store dishes neatly and safely. The organisers and racks are flexible to place inside cabinets and on shelves and countertops. They provide a prompt visual and quick access. Next, we look at floating kitchen shelves as an ideal storage alternative.
Floating Kitchen Shelves
Floating shelves are a versatile form of opening shelving without visible supporting fixtures and brackets. Hollow spaces at the inner edges of shelf boards fasten the retaining screws and internal brackets, which smartly conceal wall fixings. Another method is to install wall cleats to support shelf boards along the back and bottom. Place denser and frequently used dishware at a lower level for storage ease and safety. Keep fancy-shaped and lesser-used dishware of lighter weight at an upper level. While floating shelves are versatile, determine their holding weight and a suitable height for your family to prevent accidents.
BOTKYRKA White Wall Shelf and TORNVIKEN Off-White Wall Shelf from IKEA Singapore have pleasant furnishings with uncomplicated assembly to hold kitchen wares and accessories. These shelves save space and provide ready access to commonly used items without the need to open and close cabinet doors. You also can hang fancy or muted decorations along the front edge for a personal touch. Hence, floating shelves are ideal for their form and function to store dishware.
Countertops Without Organisers
Some may ponder over storing crockery on countertops. Using organisers on countertops will be advantageous. Otherwise, you can use the widely used “nesting” position to arrange smaller crockery within larger and heavier pieces. Two key considerations to take note of are positioning and protection. However, this action potentially leads to scratches and rubbing off their lustre or protective coating over time. Moreover, the collective weight of smaller pieces from the top can potentially lead to cracks on the larger, descending pieces.
You can place kitchen towels between each bowl or plate to cushion the stacking and retrieval impact. Cover up the surrounding with extra towels to prevent dust from settling and reduce impact from accidental hitting. As you can realise, the constant usage of towels and crockery hogging tabletop space is not workable in the long run. Hence, this is a temporary solution while you work on finding a more practical and long-term storage solution.
While choosing suitable storage, it is essential to maintain and take good care of dishware for lasting usage. Learn tips on keeping ceramic plates and bowls in good condition here.