You have two kitchen options when guests come to stay. You can leave everything where it is and patiently sit back while guests dig through your cupboards and drawers looking for basic kitchen items. Or you can take a more guest-friendly approach and organize your kitchen with the things guests will most likely need. With common items arranged for easy access, guests won't need to dig through your cupboards to find what they're looking for.
What You'll Need:
Round Crock or Clean Flowerpot, 6" Deep And 6" Around
Everyday Tableware or Plastic Utensils
Bounty Paper Towels
Countertop Utensil Caddy or 8" Deep Crock
Set of Basic Cooking Utensils
Paper Towel Holder
Fold a paper towel in quarters and put it in the bottom of the crock or flowerpot. Put the utensils head down in the crock, so guests can easily grab the utensils by the handle. Put the crock full of utensils either on the table as a centerpiece or on the counter near the plates and bowls.
Fold another paper towel and put it in the bottom of the utensil caddy or crock. Put the cooking utensils in the caddy with the heads pointing up to make it easy for your guests to grab the right utensil. Put the caddy beside the stove.
Organize your kitchen pans and the dishes you expect your guests to use in the front of the cupboards, so guests do not have to dig through your cupboards to find what they need when it's time to eat.
Put a roll of paper towels on the paper towel holder and put it on the counter, so your guests can grab a paper towel for cleaning up messes in a hurry.