Where do you keep these things?

(22 Posts)
SilverSixpence Mon 19-Aug-13 13:44:00

Trying to reduce clutter and the number of things left out but haven't got anywhere to put them! Where do you keep these in your kitchen?

Tea towels
Condiments
Recipe books
Recycling
Bread
Cooking utensils
Broom/mop
Oven trays

PeriPathetic Mon 19-Aug-13 13:49:11

Tea towels - in a drawer
Condiments - cupboard or left on a table/worktop
Recipe books - bookcase in the living room
Recycling - n/a (not in UK, no recycling here)
Bread - awaiting purchase of breadbin, left on worktop
Cooking utensils - drawers
Broom/mop - futility room
Oven trays - drawer

This gives the impression it's fairly tidy. It isn't.

Suddengeekgirl Mon 19-Aug-13 13:51:00

Tea towels - in a drawer near the kitchen table
Condiments - cupboard
Recipe books - book shelf in living room but I'm going to put up shelves in the kitchen soon
Recycling - taken out daily to the bins
Bread - bread bin by microwave
Cooking utensils - in a pot by stove for the everyday things. The rest go in a drawer next to the cooker
Broom/mop - spray mop lives in the cupboard under the stairs. Broom is next to the bin as its used several times a day.
Oven trays - cupboard next to the cooker. It's missing a shelf so I might try and get a new one from ikea/ b&q/ where ever at some point.

I have a large kitchen though and don't mind a bit of stuff out. I really MUST tidy up all the paperwork clutter though! blush

Tea towels - kitchen drawer
Condiments - kitchen cupboard/fridge/table
Recipe books - bookcase in dining room
Recycling - in double kitchen bin (one side recycling/other normal waste)
Bread - on top of cereal tubs in kitchen
Cooking utensils - kitchen drawer/metal caddy on worktop
Broom/mop - at the side of the heater in the kitchen
Oven trays - kitchen cupboard

Weegiemum Mon 19-Aug-13 13:55:49

Tea towels - in a kitchen drawer
Condiments - on a rack a friend made us as a wedding present. Hung on kitchen wall. Sauces etc in the fridge.
Recipe books - I have a small shelf of them in the lounge, grab whatever I need.
Recycling - we've 4 recycling bins just outside the back door. Gets left on work top by the door until I pick the lucky child of the day to take it out! Dh sometimes does the wine bottles after friends come round though, he's blush .
Bread - in the bread bin! confused where else?
Cooking utensils - in a drawer.
Broom/mop - cupboard under the stairs.
Oven trays - behind the pots in a cupboard.

I'm just glad you didn't ask about the iron, as for that, I have no idea!!

mawbroon Mon 19-Aug-13 14:04:08

Tea towels - in a basket on top of the freezer

Condiments- in the fridge, or in the cupboard above the cooker
Recipe books - on a high shelf

Recycling - outside apart from paper which goes in a designated bin on the back of the door on the undersink cupboard (normal rubbish is in the same type of bin on the other door of same cupboard)

Bread - in the freezer. Defrost/toast as needed

Cooking utensils- some in a pot by the cooker, some hanging on a rail

Broom/mop - broom in kitchen cupboard. Steam mop in hall

Oven trays - in a large plastic box on high shelf above fridge

Now I am going to read what everyone else does!!

MegaClutterSlut Mon 19-Aug-13 14:17:50

Tea towels - kitchen drawer
Condiments - fridge or in cupboard
Recipe books - don't have any blush
Recycling - recycle bin outside
Bread - bread bin
Cooking utensils - drawer next to oven
Broom/mop - under stairs cupboard
Oven trays - in the oven

Thurlow Mon 19-Aug-13 14:21:12

Tea towels - one or two hanging on the rack by the sink, the rest in the cupboard underneath
Condiments - all in one cupboard, with oils, sugar, flour etc
Recipe books - on the bookshelf in the dining room
Recycling - we try and take it outside straight to the bin if we can, but we have one of those wire wheely trolley things in a corner than gets a lot of crap like this dumped on it. It's strangely useful, though the toddler thinks emptying it is an amazing game...
Bread - bread bin on the side
Cooking utensils - in a drawer, with the few larger ladles etc hanging up (we have a sort of rack thing high on the wall with a few hooks which we use for ladles, aprons and the wok)
Broom/mop - cupboard under the stairs
Oven trays - cupboard

Vivacia Mon 19-Aug-13 14:25:56

Tea towels in drawer under hob (hand towel is out on a rail though)
Condiments don't really use these, but there's some tomato sauce in the fridge and salt and pepper in the spice drawer.
Recipe books are on a bookcase in the living room nearest the kitchen.
Recycling is in bins in the cupboard below the sink.
Bread is in the food cupboard.
Cooking utensils some are in a drawer below the hob, some are hung on a rail near the hob.
Broom/mop are now in the cupboard below the stairs due to lack of a tall kitch unit.
Oven trays in a drawer below the oven.

SilverSixpence Mon 19-Aug-13 14:27:13

This is great, I'm going to have a read through and work out what will work for us. Main problem we have is that MIL has a lot of ugly crap vases, china, holiday memorabilia out so anything else out makes it look v messy.

Vivacia Mon 19-Aug-13 14:30:27

I couldn't stand that Silver, does your Mother-in-law live with you and share your kitchen?

On our side we have a chopping board and a microwave and two dispensers (soap and moisturiser) on a window sill. Absolutely nothing else.

Pootles2010 Mon 19-Aug-13 14:32:38

Towels - drawer next to hob
Condiments - cupboard next to hob
Books - shelf in pantry
Recycling - hangs around annoying me
Bread - food cupboard
Utensils - drawer
Broom - back of pantry door (DP put hooks up for the ironing board, mop, broom, and dustpan & brush)

PedantMarina Mon 19-Aug-13 14:32:59

Tea towels - folded in a drawer in kitchen.
Condiments - sachets liberated from wetherspoons, generally in buckets (M&S treats, etc) in cupboard, bottles in cupboard wherever they fit.
Recipe books - absolutely NOT in kitchen (steam/grease), shelf in LR nearest kitchen.
Recycling - in kitchen, two Ikea sorters stacked on top of each other, and the Council compost bin on top of that
Bread - fridge
Cooking utensils - most in jars next to cooker
Broom/mop - hanging off back of kitchen door
Oven trays - standing on lower shelf in kitchen, near roasting pans and the cast-iron griddle

That was fun!

Brillig Mon 19-Aug-13 14:35:05

Tea-towels - in drawer next to cooker

Condiments - salt, pepper, oil for cooking in a decorative metal tray thingy next to cooker. Spices etc in a kitchen cupboard not very tidy

Recipe books - mostly in the kitchen, on shelves, though far too many and I need to weed

Recycling - glass/paper/tin cans/plastic bins in garden-room adjoining kitchen. Food waste bin just by back door for handy access.

Bread - fresh items in bread bin, but also bread in freezer

Cooking utensils - two pots on either side of cooker for wooden spoons etc. Hanging rail over cooker for spatulas, slotted spoon etc. LOTS more utensils stuffed in various kitchen drawers

Broom/mop - in garden room

Oven trays - in wide drawer of kitchen cabinets

Tea towels - in the cupboard beside the cooker (top shelf)
Condiments - fridge or food cupboard. Salt and pepper on the table.
Recipe books - in the cupboard beside teh cooker (bottom shelf)
Recycling - in a brown basket that sits on top of an unused computer tower. Emptied a few times a week. Food waste goes into the waste disposal unit, glass bottles in a wine bottle holder
Bread - in a bread bin. My bread lives in the freezer, I just toast it straight from frozen.
Cooking utensils - in a large flat drawer under the hob, and on a hanging thing beside the cooker, and also (wooden spoons and plastic spatulas) in a jar beside the cooker.
Broom/mop - in the downstairs loo
Oven trays - in a drawer under the oven

It helped that we bought the house new off plan, and designed the kitchen ourselves.

We recently bought one of these tall narrow cupboards for our kitchen/dining room. Things like tablemats, coasters and teatowels live there now. It's only 30cm wide so fitted in a very awkward space.

Condiments live in a cupboard that also has pasta, tins, tetrapaks, etc in it.

Recipe books - I recently had a cull and moved all the recipe books I never actually use to an inconvenient location. After six months any that haven't made it back into circulation are going to my SIL for a second chance of life!

Recycling - we have some stackable boxes also from IKEA which I think have now been discontinued. They stack and have hinged lids so you can stuff things in.

Bread lives in a breadbin. We use a lot of bread products so it's worth it.

Cooking utensils live in our "prodders drawer". Wooden spoons, nylon spatulas, mashers, corn-on-the-cob sticks, bottle openers, corkscrews, melon baller, etc. We have three drawers which are for normal cutlery, children's cutlery, and "prodders".

Broom/mop - the broom props up against the edge of a cupboard as it is used at least daily. The mop lives outside the back door (under a roof/awning thing) as it smells when it's drying.

Oven trays - I have a big range and one of the four doors is a small compartment for keeping oven trays in. I ADORE it.

The products I can't put away are foil/cling film/baking paper/sandwich bags. I think that once I'm through the "children's cutlery" stage that drawer will become the "rolls of stuff" drawer.

SilverSixpence Mon 19-Aug-13 15:03:18

Vivacia yes she does, it is A Trial, I can tell you! It's another thread though smile

Vivacia Mon 19-Aug-13 15:16:49

We had grandparents live with us when we were young Silver. Put me off for life.

Jan49 Mon 19-Aug-13 21:47:46

Tea towels -the one in use goes on a long bar handle on the oven door. Clean ones in a blanket box on the upstairs landing
Condiments - fridge or kitchen cupboard. Little salt and pepper pots are on the spice rack which is also in a kitchen cupboard
Recipe books - living room bookcase
Recycling - carrier bag on a hook on the inside of the door of a large (understairs but opening in kitchen) cupboard
Bread - breadbin on a work surface, sometimes fridge
Cooking utensils - kitchen drawers
Broom/mop - alcove next to kitchen - it was the doorway to the living room but was altered so it's blocked up and has coat hooks on it. I use it for the vac cleaner, ironing board, brooms etc.
Oven trays - kitchen cupboard

I try to have as little out on kitchen surfaces as possible, just the kettle, toaster, bread bin, mug tree, etc.

HoneyDragon Mon 19-Aug-13 21:58:06

Tea towels - drawer
Condiments -cupboard
Recipe books - shelves on kit
Recycling - two large bins and kitchen caddy in the bin cupboard
Bread - Tupperware bread box in cupboard
Cooking utensils - in an old corner plant pot in corner of windowsill
Broom/mop - under stairs cupboard hanging on a nail
Oven trays - slid in a 7" gap between dishwasher and cupboard.

HoneyDragon Mon 19-Aug-13 21:58:29

Shelves on kitchen wall

BlackBorderBinLiner Mon 19-Aug-13 22:16:05

I keep my MIL about three hours away grin

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