Have you ever thought about the world from your kids point of view? Once I started having kids, I realized how often they asked me for things that would be really easy for them to get themselves if they had access to those things. So I made some kid-friendly kitchen organization.
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I realized very quickly that my kids wanted independence and they didn’t like constantly asking me as much as I didn’t like constantly being interrupted. So I started to move things around in our house to make it easier for them to access things.
One of those areas was in the kitchen. I thought of the things they needed access to most frequently: cups, plates, and easy snacks.
Kitchen Organization for Kids
I made specific areas in our pantry or cupboards that were low to the ground to put these item. Cups, plates, snacks, and towels all where the kids could reach them. I use cheap baskets from the Dollar Tree to organize these items.
I realize it may not be the prettiest, but it’s functional. Everything has a place and the kids can access everything. It also wasn’t overly expensive to pull off.
This allowed my kids to easily get cups for themselves so they could get water. Sure there were a few teaching moments about not getting 30 cups a day. But they learned and are now able to get cups with water and plates with snacks for themselves.
Having towels accessible to them was important too. They have responsibility to clean up small messes. Again, of course I help. They still need snacks from the fridge or help cleaning up messes. But this allows them the independence to try on their own before asking for help.
The kids love being able to access things on their own and I love seeing how independent they are!