Are you organizing your kitchen? The best place to start is with the kitchen cabinets! Here are ten easy ways to organize your kitchen cabinets.
Have you ever gone to put your dishes away only to find you don’t have anywhere to put them? It’s so easy for kitchen cabinets to become unorganized and it may start to feel like you’ll never get them organized. If you’re just getting started organizing your kitchen, the best place to begin is with the kitchen cabinets! Here are ten easy tips to teach you how to organize your kitchen cabinets.
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How To Organize Kitchen Cabinets
You will finally discover how much space you have with these 10 easy tips. Here’s how to organize your kitchen cabinets.
1. Space is your friend
When it comes to your kitchen cabinets, you want to leave open space. Too many items crammed in a cabinet makes it difficult to close. Instead, take advantage of the wall space in your kitchen to add shelves and put organizers inside your cabinets to keep things spacious and open.
2. Commandeer the area under your kitchen sink
Under the kitchen sink still counts as a kitchen cabinet! With so many pipes and odd space restrictions, it can feel like you will never fit everything under your sink.
Instead of trying to make your bins fit this area, find shelving or stackable storage that you can use to fit around the pipes and plumbing under the sink. Wire bins that slide out can make it easy to house cleaning items while still making them easy to access.
3. Tidy up your drawers
Instead of allowing items to fit loosely in your cabinets and drawers. Add dividers and organizers to keep things from sliding around. Use jars and small drawer dividers to hold small items and clean up your cabinet space.
Tidying your drawers can also help free up some of your cabinet space which means more open space in your cabinets! By freeing up some of the space in your drawers, you now have a place to put some of those smaller items such as spices that you once stored in your cabinets.
4. Make things easy and convenient
If you tend to throw things away as you are finished with them, keep your garbage bin near the area where you make the most mess in the kitchen. While you may be limited by the size of your cabinets, try to keep things close to where you use them. This means keeping your pots and pans near the stove, and your cleaners near the kitchen sink.
5. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box
When it comes to your kitchen cabinets, the best way to maximize your storage and to organize your space is by thinking outside of the box.
Transform a cabinet into a place where you can house your spices perfectly, or make a garage style cabinet for your small appliances. If your cabinets aren’t working well for you, consider making them work!
Don’t be afraid to try new or even odd storage ideas for the items in your cabinets, as they may end up being the best fit for your unique needs. Check out our tips on how to add more space to storage to your small house for some great ideas.
6. Be practical with your placement
When organizing your kitchen cabinets, think about what you use in each space. Here are some great ideas of useful places to store what you use
- Spices near the stove – If you tend to use spices while you are cooking, having them close to the stove might be more useful than a cabinet near the fridge.
- Pots and pans near the stove – Keep pots and pans close to the stove.
- Plastic food containers near the fridge – Since you use them to store your leftovers, keep them close by.
By placing your items near the area where they are most used, you are more likely to put them back where they belong, and they are easier to get to.
7. Use bins for smaller items
If you have attachments for your stand mixer or small appliances such as a hand mixer or blender, having bins in your cabinets to keep these smaller items contained can be a huge help. Not only will it be easy to put things back, but you are more likely to maintain this organizational system in the long term.
8. Move the shelving when necessary
One of the most surprising tips for organizing your cabinets might be the concept of merely moving the shelving. When you are preparing to organize the space, it’s a natural first thought to try to get your items to fit in the space rather than make the space meet your items. Don’t be afraid to move the shelving to make taller items fit better.
9. Use the doors
One of the least used spaces in your kitchen cabinet is the door. However, your cabinet doors have a ton of potential! Consider using command hooks to hang your measuring cups and spoons, keep substitution guidelines, and even cook times on the inside doors of your kitchen cabinets. Don’t waste this unique space, and find creative ways to make this space more useful for you.
10. Put things back when you are done with them
When you’re done using a spice, or you’ve finished using an appliance, put them back where you found them. This is going to help keep your spaces organized, and you will be more likely to return them if you do it right away. The longer you wait to do it, the more likely you will be to find a good spot at the last minute.
When it comes to organizing your kitchen cabinets, remember that the key is finding a system that works well for you and your family. These tips are merely a starting off point to help you get control over the mess in your kitchen cabinets and help you use these small spaces to your advantage.
Find a place for everything in your kitchen and enjoy the ease of opening the cabinets once more! Once your cabinets are organized, your kitchen will start to function better and it will look so much better.
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