Keeping a clean and organized kitchen is a dream for many of us, but it doesn’t always come easy. We’ve all experienced those frustrating days in which we spend hours cleaning up after dinner only to find our cabinets in shambles the next morning. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to organize your kitchen cabinets so this doesn’t happen again! In this article, we’ll explore six tips from professional organizers on how to keep your kitchen looking great:
Label your shelves, drawers, and cabinets.
Labels are an easy way to organize your kitchen cabinets. They can be made from cardstock or masking tape and make it easy for you to identify the contents of each shelf, drawer, and cabinet. You should label items that are frequently used so that you know where they are when you need them. For example, if you have a drawer full of spices, label each one so that when someone asks what’s in it, you can just tell them “cumin” instead of rifling through all 20 bottles until finding cumin (which may take some time). Labels also help keep track of things like baking sheets or cookie sheets by indicating which one is which since they’re often stored together on shelves with other baking pans and dishes.
Only put things back where they belong.
The most important thing you can do when it comes to kitchen cabinets organization is simply put things back where they belong. If you see a pan, put it in the cabinet. If your kids leave their sippy cups on the countertop, put them back in their place. Don’t let your dishes pile up in the sink, and don’t leave food out on the stove or microwave either!
Once you’ve taken stock of what needs to be cleaned up and put away, consider installing drawer organizers.
Store everyday items at eye level.
Store everyday items at eye level.
- It keeps you from having to bend over, which can be hard on your back and shoulders.
- Items stored high up can be a hassle to reach when you’re in a rush, especially if you have kids or pets around who grab things off shelves without asking first.
- Organization should be about more than just creating space; it should also help make life easier for those who use the space often.
The first step to getting your kitchen cabinets organized is to think vertically. Use hanging racks and hooks, the inside of cabinet doors, rack dividers and pull out trays to maximize the vertical space in your cabinets. A step stool can be extremely helpful for reaching high shelves.
Use vertical storage.
- Use vertical storage. Vertical storage is the best way to store items that you use less frequently or are small and easy to lose (think measuring spoons and cups). You can organize these in a pot rack, hanging basket, or on magnetic hooks.
- Store heavy items low. Large pots and pans should be stored on the bottom shelf so they don’t get in your way when reaching for other things. Consider installing an additional shelf below your existing one if necessary. This will also allow you to stack smaller pans on top of them without worrying about having too many layers of metal touching each other at once.
- Store large utensils near each other where possible since they’ll likely be used together often—think spatulas with whisks and wooden spoons with metal ones!
Store glassware upside down.
If you’re like me, then you have a cabinet full of mismatched glassware that you rarely use. Instead of throwing them out, try this tip: Store your glassware upside down! Your glasses will be more stable and less likely to fall over when they’re stored upside down. This is especially important if the bottom of your cabinet has sharp edges—which can cause scratches and even breakage if the bottom of your cup gets knocked into one. By storing them upright in a cabinet, you also risk dust and dirt getting into the mouth of your cups (gross). Finally, if you’re unlucky enough for condensation to form on the bottom of each cup before it’s put away, it’s much easier for that moisture to evaporate if it isn’t being trapped under its weighty head — so save yourself from having icky-tasting watery juice every time!
Get rid of any items you haven’t used in a year.
The first step towards organizing your kitchen cabinets is to get rid of any items you haven’t used in a year. This doesn’t mean you have to throw everything away, but if it hasn’t been useful in a long time, it’s probably not worth keeping around. If you haven’t used something for more than one year, chances are good that it can be tossed without upsetting anyone (including yourself).
Discarding things that aren’t being used may seem like an easy solution, but there’s more involved than just emptying out drawers and cabinets. It’s important not to just keep things because they’re expensive or sentimental—if they’re taking up space and never getting used, then they aren’t doing anyone any good!
Utilize the space inside cabinet doors.
- Use the space inside cabinet doors to store small items.
- Use the space inside cabinet doors to store things that are often used.
- Use the space inside cabinet doors to store things that are not frequently used.
- Use the space inside cabinet doors to store things that are not used at all.
Use small trays inside drawers and cupboards to organize like items together.
If you’re using a drawer or cupboard to store like items, use small trays inside the drawer/cupboard to keep like items together.
For example: I have a lot of small, odd sized kitchen gadgets and utensils that were falling all over the place in my drawers. But when I purchased some inexpensive wire shelves at Walmart and placed them into some empty kitchen drawers, suddenly everything had its own little home! The wire shelves helped keep all of my items upright so they weren’t rolling around everywhere when I opened/closed the drawers and they were also perfect for keeping things organized so I could easily find what I was looking for. Plus, because each shelf has its own compartment on top of it (where my most frequently used utensils go), it keeps those utensils off the bottom where dirt tends to collect … which means less wiping down required!
Invest in shelf risers to maximize headroom.
>If you want to maximize your space, then shelf risers are a great way to do it. They can be made from wood, metal or plastic and can be purchased at any hardware store. They are relatively inexpensive and can be painted to match the rest of your kitchen cabinets.
We recommend purchasing a few sets at once so that you can experiment with different heights until you find one that works best for you.
There are many ways to organize your kitchen cabinets and it’s worth the effort!
It can be overwhelming to sort through all the available organizing tools, but they do exist! There are many different ways to organize your kitchen cabinets and it’s worth the effort. After all, if you’re not organized your cabinets could end up looking like a cluttered mess.
Organizing your kitchen cabinets may seem like an impossible task at first glance, but with some careful planning and a little elbow grease you can get your kitchen organized in no time! And best of all? You’ll save money on wasted food while also saving time spent digging around in messy cabinets looking for anything that might make its way into one of those recipes we love so much (like these chicken enchiladas).
It’s worth the effort to organize your kitchen cabinets and you can find many different ways to do so. You don’t need to spend a lot of money on expensive organizers or fancy gadgets, but just by using some common sense and creativity, you can make your home much more pleasant.