Four Steps To Organize Your Kitchen Cabinets
We’ve all been in that place where the outside of our kitchen looks squeaky clean. There is almost a shimmer and shine to it, but in the back of our minds, we know how well our kitchen cabinets are at hiding the mess. We sometimes don’t have the time to do a deep clean, so we throw things into the cabinets without a second thought of how. What’s the saying? “Out of sight, out of mind.” Well, luckily, we have a step-by-step guide to help organize your kitchen cabinets so that everything is clean inside and out, but you’ll also know where everything is.
To prepare, you’re going to want to remove everything from your kitchen cabinets. Make sure you have ample room so that you can sort through everything. Once emptied, wipe down and clean the shelves with a multipurpose cleaner.
Step #1 – Clean It Out & Decide What Stays
Remove everything from your kitchen cabinets. Then decide what you would like to keep and which location it should be. Pots, pans, and baking sheets are often stored near the stove. Food storage containers could be in under-island storage or near a dishwasher. Appliances like blenders or food processors should be near food prep areas for easy access. Ultimately where you place these kitchen items is up to you but keep in mind that storing them near where they will be used will save you time and make finding items easier.
Step #2 – Measure & Line the Shelves
With a tape measure, get the width, depth, and height of your kitchen cabinet’s space. Remember to measure the actual cabinet door opening. Once you have your measurements, line all of your shelves with a heavy-duty water-resistant shelf liner. This will make cabinets easier to wipe down and clean.
Step #3 – Divide & Conquer
Regardless of what you’re storing in your kitchen cabinets, you’ll want to utilize the vertical space. Many lower kitchen cabinets have a half shelf for this very reason—one way to utilize this space by using cabinet shelves to keep baking dishes separate.
Step #4 – Organize it all
Organization products such as commercial-grade pull-out cabinets organizers are designed to hold heavy cookware and appliances, such as your large pots or mixer. Organizers such as these will allow for easier access to items you need without having to shift everything around every time you need a specific pot or pan. A common problem is pot lids which tend to get jumbled. Two-tier sliding cabinet organizers can help make good use of vertical space and make for easier storage.
Follow these steps if you’re looking to organize your kitchen cabinets, and make using your kitchen easier and efficient.
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