It is important to keep your kitchen cabinets well organized because they are used daily. Excellent kitchen cabinet organization makes it easy to find what you need. Finally, pots will not be in disarray as you search for that nine-inch frying pan and the vanilla extract will be easy to locate. These kitchen cabinet organization tips will save you time and aggravation.
View Your Cabinets and Anticipate Your Needs
Take a moment to look at your cabinets and decide the most convenient place to store items. You should store items nearest to where you plan to use them. For example, choose cabinets near the dishwasher to store everyday plates and glasses. Store items you use at the same time in the same cabinets. Items you use less frequently should be placed in higher cabinets.
Line Your Cabinets
Clean your cabinets and line them with a rubber or waterproof removable liner. Periodically remove it to shake out crumbs and debris.
If you have not used it in the last two years, you can probably get rid of it. Eliminating unused items will make it easier to find the items you need.
Maximize Space with Organizers
Bed Bath and Beyond, Target, and Organization stores carry inserts that will allow you to stack different sized dishes above each other on their own platforms. Measure your cabinet space before you shop for kitchen cabinet organizers.
Small Dollar Store bins are perfect for spice cabinets. Measure the cabinet space before you shop for bins so that you purchase bins that comfortably fit in the cabinets. Consider storing extracts, oils, food coloring and other unrefrigerated liquids in a bin so spills are contained. Use another bin for larger powdered items such as cocoa, instant coffee, and spices in larger jars that may not fit on a spice rack. Remove the bins and run them through the dishwasher when they get dirty to maintain clean cabinets. Label the bins identifying what they store.
Return Items to Rightful Place
Get in the habit of returning items to their proper cabinets. If family members do not know where items belong, make a diagram of your cabinets and identify where everything is located. Post it on the interior pantry door so everyone can help keep your cabinets organized.