Keeping your kitchen cabinets organized is a great way to keep your living space cleaner and more visually appealing. It can also make you feel less stressed out every time you open a drawer and see neatly organized utensils instead of a jumbled mess! Keeping your cabinets organized is easier said than done, but we’re here to help with these tips.
Clean and Declutter Your Cabinets
To begin, take everything out of all your kitchen cabinets. This will allow you to wipe down the inside of each drawer and cabinet with a multipurpose cleaner.
After that, look through all the items and place similar things together. This is a great time to throw away miscellaneous items that are only adding to the clutter. You know those food storage container lids that don’t match anything? This is your chance to finally get rid of those, along with other items that no one in your household uses.
Now come up with a plan about where you want to put the items to keep them as organized as possible. This will help you easily find everything later on.
Place Similar Items in the Same Areas
It’s easy for kitchen utensils to get scattered in different cabinets – especially if there are multiple people in your household who put away dishes. Take this opportunity to gather similar items, such as pots and pans, and put them into the same cabinet. Try placing cookware near the stove since that’s where you’ll be using it the most, place baking-related items near the oven, and so on.
Consider Using Drawer Organizers
Isn’t it annoying when you’re looking for a spatula, but you have to rummage through a disorganized utensil drawer to find it? Drawer organizers are a wonderful solution to this problem. There are different types of organizers that you can put into your kitchen drawers to keep utensils, silverware, and other items nice and neat.
Maximize Cabinet Space with Organizers and Shelves
Sometimes cabinets already have shelves inside of them, which helps keep everything organized. If they don’t have shelves, consider adding some to maximize the space inside your kitchen cabinets. This will allow you to keep items neat and tidy rather than having to stack them haphazardly on top of each other.
Besides shelves, there are a variety of other organizing solutions you can use in your kitchen cabinets. Lazy Susans are useful for keeping spices or other small items organized. They rotate, so you can easily access items without needing to search through an entire cabinet. Instead of a lazy Susan, you can also use a spice rack inside one of your kitchen cabinets (or even a drawer) to keep those all in one place.
Organizing the Pantry
Keeping your pantry organized is similar to organizing other kitchen cabinets, but there are some differences to keep in mind. After you remove all the food from your pantry and wipe down the shelves, check the expiration dates on all your food. Throw away expired items and make note of items that are going to expire soon so you can place those in more visible areas.
After that, place food items back into your pantry in organized sections. Make sure all the snacks are in one spot, all the baking ingredients are in another spot, and so on. If there are a lot of small items, consider putting them into a basket to keep them tidy.
Storing Dry Goods
It’s easy to open a bag of sugar, use a cup, then simply put the bag back into the pantry. However, if it’s not sealed properly, bugs or dirt can potentially get into the bag. On top of these health risks, opened bags of food can be knocked over and spilled – plus, they don’t look very visually appealing.
The solution is to put your dry goods into clean, labeled containers that can easily be opened and closed. You can do this for sugar, flour, salt, cereal, protein powder, and so much more! Once those are all set up, they can easily be placed in the pantry to keep it organized. Some containers look stylish enough to leave out on the kitchen counter, which frees up cabinet space and allows for easy access.
We Can Help You Make Your Kitchen Look Beautiful
At Abatiello Design Center, it’s our goal to make your kitchen look beautiful. If you’ve tried organizing your kitchen cabinets as much as possible, but things still don’t look neat, you might not have enough storage space in your kitchen. Our experienced team would be happy to install some new kitchen cabinets to solve the problem. We’re located in Rutland, Vermont, but we also serve the surrounding areas and some parts of New Hampshire and New York. Contact us to learn more about our services today!