The Kitchen Cabinet: How to Finally Organize It Perfectly
If you’re like many homeowners, there’s no rhyme or reason to what goes inside the kitchen cabinet. Coffee mugs here, plates and bowls there, seasonings and culinary accouterments over there. Luckily, it’s easy to get an organization plan in place.
Remember the Basic Principles of Organization
When it comes to the kitchen cabinet, the rules are the same whether you have open shelving or cabinet doors. Designate a place for everything (and stick to it), use containers instead of store packaging and place similar items together (baking ingredients such as flour and sugar should be positioned near each other on the shelf).
Store Items According to Use
Does your kitchen have hard-to-reach cabinets? Perhaps a cabinet above the refrigerator? Save those out-of-reach spots for kitchen gear that is seldom used. Cabinets that are easier to access should be used for everyday items like plates and bowls.
Use Attractive Containers
Whenever possible, get rid of the original packaging and store ingredients in a clear container, jar, or canister. Not only does it look attractive when you open the cabinet door, but it also makes it so much easier to keep items organized. Containers can be neatly stacked, jars arranged in an orderly fashion, and so on. No more having to hunt through a disorderly cabinet to get what you need.
Learn to Love Labels
When you bid adieu to cumbersome boxes and containers from the grocery store, you’re left with jars and canisters of ingredients. Stick a label on each one so you know exactly what you’re reaching for. Even in clear containers, quinoa and steel cut oats can look pretty similar. Browse here for some inspiring label ideas.
Use Every Inch of Space
Do your cabinets have doors? Make use of them by installing hooks to hang coffee mugs. The inside of a cabinet door is also a great spot for storing small containers of spices. You can also insert a wire shelf to stack dishes. If your home’s kitchen is on the smaller side, this is an especially helpful tip.
Add a Touch of Glam
Here’s an unexpected way to beautify your kitchen: Paint the inside of your cabinet doors. You’ll see a refreshing splash of color the next time you reach for your morning mug of coffee or evening glass of wine.
The kitchen is the hub of the home, and each kitchen cabinet should be where it all comes together. Follow the tips above to eliminate cabinet clutter and keep things organized.