Designate various items to various places
This is the first thing you should always do in your house, not just in the kitchen. When you designate a cabinet for cups and glasses and another one for plates and bowls, you will never have to look for these items for a long time. As a matter of fact, you will know where you are about to run out of clean utensils.
Clean the utensils and counters frequently
A week is too long a time to do the dishes. You will get tired and they will not get clean. A word of advice: if you live alone, wash the dishes immediately after using them. In houses where you live several people together, you should try as much as possible to ensure that the dishes are cleaned at least twice in a day to avoid accumulation.
Return everything where it should be
Every time you use an appliance or any utensil in the kitchen make a point of returning it to its rightful place. This way you avoid having a cluttered kitchen. Once you have washed the dishes, let the water drain off then wipe them and store them where they should be. This goes with the first point- always designate a spot for everything.
Get rid of unnecessary clutter
There are some things in your kitchen that you barely use. Years can go by and you will not use them. They are only taking up space in your kitchen- get rid of them.
Buy storage containers and space savers
Instead of stacking up several packs of wheat flour, you can buy a container where you can pour all the flour. However, you must ensure that the expiry dates for all the packs are the same. If you are one of those people who buy stock with different expiry dates, you can add more shelves in your pantry and make sure that there is space for all the things you want to keep in your kitchen.
Why do you have a congested refrigerator
Have you ever noticed that sometimes the fridge is so congested yet there is no food in your house? Yes, it is funny- some of the things that are filling the refrigerator are packs of food that you cannot use. This forces you to keep foods in other parts of the kitchen yet they are meant to be in the refrigerator. To restore order, get down to cleaning out the fridge as well and do so frequently.