How to Organize Kitchen Cabinets

Do you spend too much time searching for things in your kitchen cabinets? Are lids falling on your head when you open the cabinet? If either of these sounds like you, it’s time to organize the kitchen cabinets.

Remove everything to see what you need

Take everything out of the cabinets.

  • Sort items into three piles; things you need, things you’re not sure of, and things you don’t use.
  • Give away or throw away the things you don’t use.
  • Put away the things you do need.
  • Place the items that you’re not sure about in a box. Store the box in a place that is out of the way. If after six months to a year, you have not gone to the box to take something out, you know you don’t need it.

Drawer organizers

The drawer organizer makes organizing any room easier. Use them in drawers and cabinets to help keep like items together so that they are easier to find when you need them.

Cookie trays sideways

Turn cookie trays on their sides so that they are easier to store and take up less room. You can store muffin tins this way as well.

Organize by how often you use it

  • Put things that you use often in the lower part of the cabinets so that they are within easy reach.
  • Things you rarely use and holiday items go in the upper cabinets.

Lazy Susan cabinet

  • Spices
  • Baking supplies
  • Oils
  • Marinades

All of the things that you use often that can get lost in the jumble of cans and bottles can go in the lazy Susan cabinet.

Put things away immediately

It’s easy to say that you’ll do something later, but that leads to messy clutter. Instead, make a promise to yourself that you will put things back in the cabinet as soon as you are done with them. Not only will you put them back, but you will put them back where they belong; not just toss them in the most convenient place.

The thought of organizing your cabinets may seem daunting, but once you get started and follow the above tips, it’s a breeze. Think about how nice it feels to know that everything has a place and it is right where it should be.