organize your kitchen cabinets

Ten Steps to Organize Your Kitchen Cabinets

We store an incredible amount of tools, food and junk in our kitchen cabinets. Therefore, it is always difficult to organize kitchen cabinets. But good organization makes it easier to store many necessary things in your kitchen.

Why you should organize the kitchen

Often there are many items that need to be stored in kitchen cabinets. These items can vary in shape, size and categories, making it a challenge to find the right one. 

An organized kitchen saves you money, because you know what you have, and don’t have to buy duplicate items. It also saves you time in cooking, making a list for groceries, and planning meals. It can also help with cleaning and keeping the kitchen clean. 

Determine a strategy for organizing your kitchen

First of all, make the strategy of how you prefer to organize the stuff. You need to know where you want to store the mass of pots and pans, bottles and utensils. There are two ways to approach this job:

  • do all the work at once. This works well for small kitchens with few cabinets. It makes it easy to shuffle things around.
  • order a few cabinets in one day and the remaining things the next day. This works well for large kitchens that are difficult to organize in one day.

Follow these ten steps to organize your kitchen cabinets

A good plan will save you time when organizing the kitchen. Here are some steps to organize the kitchen.

Step 1: Empty your cabinets and get everything out

All pans, pots, cups, food items. Put everything on the table so you know what you have in your cupboards.

Step 2: Clean out cabinets, drawers, closets and cupboards

Use a clean cloth to clean the cabinets and get the dirt out. Use dish soap to get the crumbs out of all the cracks, creeves and holes and clean up any splatters that have formed. For oily stains, boil some water and wipe clean with warm water and a brush. It is best to wipe with a small circular motion. Once you have cleaned all surfaces, use a dry cloth and wipe down these cabinets. This will help prevent water damage.

Step 3: Throw out broken items or food past its expiry date

Throw out anything that is broken and can’t be repaired or is past its expiry date, so you have free space to store worthy items. You can also give away things you didn’t use or donate it.

Step 4: Store consumables in one place

If you have a dedicated food storage area organize it according to what you use most often (such as nuts, dried fruit) and what you use infrequently (for example, flour, sugar, baking soda). A turntable can make it easier to reach hard-to-reach jars or small items such as spices.

Step 5:  Move items that you don’t use often

Your gravy boat, your favorite cookie press for the holidays, and anything else you only use a few times a year should be stored on a high shelf in the pantry or hall closet. To maximize the space in your kitchen cabinet, focus on items you use frequently.

Step 6:  Label everything

Cabinet mishaps are frequently caused by containers that are either too opaque or half-empty. POP containers can store dry foods like grains and nuts that are currently stored in boxes or canisters. It’s best to label each container before you put it on display. Return items to your cabinets, placing those that you occasionally use at the back and those that you regularly use at the front of the cabinet.

Step 7: Organize by task, not by type

Please look at what’s in your kitchen cabinets and decide what you use them for. To save time, it’s best to group kitchen tools according to their functions rather than their physical characteristics. Some of the most common groupings are:

  • Cutting boards, a compost bin, knives, graters, and slicers (food preparation)
  • Drying rack, soap dispenser, sponges, brushes (cleaning supplies)
  • Bake ware, bowls, and measuring cups (baking) 
  • Coffee beans, a grinder, coffee mugs (coffee equipment)

Step 8: Figure out where your most frequently used items will go

A well-organized kitchen is a productive kitchen. Put your things in a convenient location so you can easily access them. Preparation items like knives, pots, and pans should be kept close to the stove, and coffee mugs should be stored above the coffee maker.

Step 9: Tidy up your workspace with organizers

Storing spatulas and stirring spoons in a utensil holder is a time-saving solution. A drawer organizer can hold cutlery, but it can also help you organize your pens and stamps.

Step 10: Maximize the vertical space in your home

Make it more difficult to get to the tools and ingredients you don’t use as often by storing them in places like the backs of deep cabinets or on the tops of tall shelves. The top of your cabinets can often accommodate decorative items like vases and pitchers.

Key takeaways

Now your kitchen is organized. A tightly organized kitchen will save you time and energy. Remember that you can clean out cupboard by cupboard, so it won’t seem like a huge undertaking. Once you’ve gotten your system down, things will go much more quickly and smoothly.


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