Hey mamas, have you ever found yourself digging through a cluttered and disorganized kitchen cabinet, searching for that one pot or pan you need to make dinner?
Trust me, I know the feeling all too well. But I’ve found some clever ways to organize my kitchen cabinets and I wanted to share them with all of you. These tips have helped me save time and reduce stress in the kitchen, and I know they’ll do the same for you.
So grab a cup of coffee and let’s chat about how we can make our kitchen cabinets work for us instead of against us.
A place for everything and everything in its place
There’s an old saying that goes, “A place for everything and everything in its place.” This is a great way to organize your cabinets. You can use baskets and bins (or any other container) to keep like items together and put labels on them so you always know what’s inside.
The top shelf of your cabinet is probably only used for small items, so try to keep larger objects at eye level instead—that way you won’t have to reach up or bend down as much when you’re searching for them.
Keep infrequently used items at the back of cabinets so they don’t get in the way of commonly used ones.
Use the inside of the door for extra storage
Here’s a clever way to make use of the inside of your kitchen cabinet doors:
- Organize small items. For example, if you have a magnet strip on the side of a base cabinet or upper shelf, put it there and use it to hang up keys, sunglasses or other tiny items that don’t need much space but get lost in drawers.
- Store spices. If there’s room above your stove or microwave (where most people store frying pans), consider investing in some hanging spice racks and filling them with individual jars of herbs and spices. This will give them more visibility than they would have if tucked away somewhere else—and also save you from having to open many different cabinets just to find one ingredient!
- Hanging utensils can help keep everything within reach while still keeping them organized and neat looking too!
Make kitchen cabinets more accessible
- Pull-out drawers are great for storing small items, like utensils and condiments.
- Use pull-out shelves for larger items that you don’t need to access frequently, but want available when you do. Make sure they’re deep enough to prevent things from sliding out over the edge and onto the floor!
- Pull-out trays are a great way to store flat surfaces like cutting boards or baking sheets. You can even buy them with wheels so they’re easy to move around! If you have room in your cabinets, I recommend using both types of trays: one on top of another (the bottom tray will hold smaller items while the top tray is reserved for larger ones). This way things won’t get lost at the back of your cabinet—and it makes cleanup easy too because everything has its own home within reach without having seen each other first!
- Finally: A lazy Susan lets you rotate all your spices at once instead of digging through them individually every time there’s something new in stock (or if someone adds something from their personal collection). That way everything stays fresh longer–and this method also prevents spillage due “accidental” mixing when someone reaches into one container instead.”
Utilize Vertical Separators
If you’re short on space, another great solution is to use vertical dividers. For example, if you’re lucky enough to have a deep double-wide cabinet, consider making it into two separate cabinets by putting some sort of divider between them. Then use the top section for small items and supplies that need to be easily accessible—think measuring cups and spoons, spices and condiments—and the bottom section for large things like pots and pans.
Another idea is to use clear plastic storage bins in your lower cabinets instead of traditional cabinet doors. These containers allow for easy access but also help keep things organized by category or type (you can see what’s inside without opening each individual box). And don’t forget about using vertical dividers! If there’s room above each bin or basket (or if they’re being stored on shelves), try placing plastic dividers between them so everything stays neatly separated without getting lost behind other items in backpacks or totes
Use pull-out drawers in lower cabinets
Pull-out drawers are also a great option for storing items that you don’t use often but need to have easy access to, like plates or bowls. You can also use pull-out drawers for tall items like tupperware and mixers. And if you’re feeling ambitious (and have the space), try using one drawer as a storage spot for pots and pans!
Use dividers to keep items from getting lost
Dividers are great for keeping things organized. They can be used in many ways, but their most common use is to sort items by type. For example, if you want to organize your spices, simply buy some dividers that fit between the shelves of the cabinet and place them on each shelf. This way you can easily see which spices are stored where and it will help prevent any confusion when looking for a certain spice!
Another way to use dividers is for small items that might otherwise get lost or hard to find under larger objects. Dividers can also provide protection from larger cans falling into smaller ones and breaking them open accidentally—this is an especially useful feature when storing canned foods such as soup bases or sauces (such as tomato paste). If you’re storing these types of containers in your cabinets then this may be something worth considering!
Make your corner cabinet more usable
If you have a corner cabinet in your kitchen, it is likely that you do not use it as much as other cabinets. The reason for this is because most people use their corner cabinets to store items they don’t need very often or that are hard to reach.
If you want to increase the amount of space in your kitchen and make better use of this valuable cabinet space, here are some tips:
- Use it for frequently used items like spices or coffee mugs.
- Put less-used dishes and pots and pans in here so they’re easy to get at when needed but not taking up valuable real estate on top of your counters or within reach from the sink area.
- Stick appliances like blenders or food processors inside so they’re out of sight until needed next time around!
Use a Lazy Susan for spices and other frequently used items
One of the best ways to organize your kitchen cabinets is by using a lazy susan. Lazy Susans are round rotating shelves that can be placed on the top or bottom of any cabinet shelf. They allow you to store spices and other frequently used items in one easily accessible place, rather than having them get lost in the back of your cabinet’s upper reaches. Lazy Susans are especially good for storing canned goods and bottles so that they don’t take up valuable space on an already overstuffed shelf.
Use a Label Maker
- Label the cabinets. This can be as simple or as detailed as you want. For every cabinet, write down what each drawer or shelf contains and place it in a clear plastic sleeve to protect against dust and spills.
- Label drawers and containers. Using your label maker, make labels for all of the drawers in your kitchen cabinets and label their contents if need be—this will save a lot of time when searching for something later on! The same can also be done for containers that are stored on shelves or in cupboards; just slip them into clear plastic sleeves so that anyone who sees them knows what’s inside without having to open up every container first (which is good practice anyway).
Try a Cork Board On The Cabinet Door
A cork board is a simple, yet effective way to store recipes and notes. It can be hung on the inside of a cabinet door and easily removed when you need it. A cork board is also easy to clean and replace when needed. You can find them in a variety of sizes and shapes, so make sure you pick one that fits your needs!
Organize Cabinets by Activity
Organizing your kitchen cabinets can be a fun and creative process, but it’s also one that requires some planning. If you’re not sure where to begin, check out these tips for organizing your kitchen cabinets by activity, use, frequency of use, size and type:
- Organize by activity. Group like items together so that they’ll be easy to find when you need them. For example: all baking supplies should be grouped together in one place in your pantry; all dishes in another cabinet next door; pots and pans in still another cabinet on the other side of the room; cooking utensils close by so that they’re convenient when making meals; and finally cleaning supplies should be stored away from food preparation areas so as not to contaminate any foods or beverages with chemicals used during cleaning processes.
- Organize by use. Make sure that items are located within reachable distance from each other so they can easily be reached while working with them—this will help decrease frustration while cooking or baking!
Purge Unused Cleaning Supplies
To make the most of your space and get rid of excess cleaning supplies, consider donating them to a local charity.
There are many options to choose from: You can donate unused cleaning supplies to a friend or family member who needs them. You can also donate bottles and tubes of cleaners to schools, churches, community centers or homeless shelters.
Make sure they know what types of products you’re donating so they’ll be able to use them properly.
Alright mamas, that’s it for today’s chat on clever ways to organize your kitchen cabinets. I hope you found these tips helpful and are feeling inspired to tackle your own kitchen organization projects.
Remember, a little bit of effort and creativity can go a long way in creating a functional and stress-free kitchen space.
And as always, don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need some extra support. Happy organizing!