How To Arrange Kitchen Cabinets

Buy organizers for smaller kitchen items. Now that your cabinets are clean and lined, it’s time to think about how you might want to organize your items inside the cabinets. It’s not completely necessary to buy organizers, but if you have a lot of little kitchen gadgets they can help to reduce clutter and keep things in their place. Consider buying the following items for your cabinets: A utensil organizer. Some kitchen drawers have built-in organizers for utensils, but many don’t. If your drawer doesn’t have one, it’s worth picking one up for a few dollars. Teacup or coffee cup hooks. Many people install hooks under cabinets that overhang countertops as a way to store coffee cups, mugs, or teacups. Consider this option if you’re a big coffee drinker and you want to have your cups easily accessible. This is also a nice idea if you have a pretty set of cups you want to put on display. Canisters for dry goods and other items. If you store flour, sugar, spices, and other food items in your kitchen cabinets (as opposed to using a separate pantry), you might want sturdy food containers. Choose containers with tight-fitting lids to keep insects and airflow out.
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How To Arrange Kitchen Cabinets

Stack pots and pans in lower cabinets near the stove. Everyone’s kitchen is different, but in many cases the lower cabinets (below the counters) are perfect for pot and pan storage. These items are often heavy and clumsy to stack, so it makes sense to store them slightly more out of the way and in a place where you won’t have to lift them too high. Place the pots and pans you use most often in the lower cabinets that are easiest to reach. Place pots and pans you use less often on the lowest shelves or toward the back of the cabinets. You might find it easier to organize your pots using a pot rack you can hang on the wall next to your cabinets. This prevents you from having to stack them. Some people place pots on top of the cabinets themselves. If your cabinets don’t reach the ceiling, you can consider the cabinet tops a suitable storage area.
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How To Arrange Kitchen Cabinets

Clean the cabinets from top to bottom. Gather some good cleaning supplies and prepare to scrub every nook and cranny as well as wiping down the cabinet doors. Clean out all the crumbs, dried splashes and dust to get your cabinets ready for your dishes and other kitchen supplies. Cleaning your cabinets thoroughly will prevent bugs from taking up residence and keep your kitchen items fresh. If you prefer not to use a chemical cleaner, try using a solution of white vinegar diluted with a little water. This natural cleaning agent works well to clean kitchen cabinets. If you need a scrubbing agent, baking soda does the trick. If your cabinets are made from unpainted wood, take care to use cleaning supplies that won’t damage them.
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How To Arrange Kitchen Cabinets

Do your dishes and cups come tumbling out when you open your kitchen cabinets? If it’s time to reorganize, you’ve come to the right place. The best way to figure out how to organize your kitchen is to think about how you use it. What items do you find yourself using every day, and which ones get shoved to the back of the cabinets? Toss out items you can do without and focus on making your cabinets functional, clean and attractive. Once you’ve organized your cabinets, you’ll look forward to cooking in your kitchen again.
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How To Arrange Kitchen Cabinets

Lay out the items you plan to store. Arrange everything in stacks according to type. When you organize your kitchen cabinets, it makes sense to group like items together. That way everything is easier to locate, and you know how many clean items you have left and when you’re getting low on a particular item. Group your glassware together, including water glasses, juice glasses, and other everyday glasses. Group your stemware together, including wine and champagne glasses. You might also want to store tumblers in the same space. Group your plates and bowls. Many people stack their salad plates on top of their dinner plates to save a little space. Group your bowls together as well. Separate fine china and seasonal items. If you have cabinets with glass faces, consider which dishes you want to store so they are visible. Your dishes can be both decorative and functional.
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How To Arrange Kitchen Cabinets

Designate kitchen drawers for oft-used items. Most kitchen cabinetry sets have a row of drawers for storing supplies that don’t belong in the cabinets. Every home cook uses these drawers differently. Take a look at your kitchen supplies and decide how you can put your drawers to best use. Kitchen essentials like can openers, potato peelers, microplanes, and garlic presses are usually stored together in the same drawer. If you bake a lot, you might want to have a drawer just for measuring cups, measuring spoons, and other baking supplies. Consider designating a drawer for kitchen towels and oven mitts. You may need a drawer for food storage containers and other items like aluminum foil and plastic wrap. You might want to make a “junk drawer” for the odds and ends that don’t fit anywhere else – stray pens, rubber bands, coupons, recipe cut-outs, and other useful things.
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How To Arrange Kitchen Cabinets

Decluttering your drawers and cabinets can become very overwhelming if you do it all at once, and make quite a mess. Here’s my article on how to declutter your kitchen cabinets, and also my article for decluttering kitchen drawers, both with step by step instructions for how to do this without getting your kitchen into a worse state during the process than you have to to get the job done.
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How To Arrange Kitchen Cabinets

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1 Of 12 Stack shelves to make use of head room. These mesh versions come from U.K. site Store, but similar versions abound at The Container Store. 2 Of 12 Hang tools on the back of the door.The cork board also adds a place to pin recipes.See more at My So-Called Home »Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 3 Of 12 Decant everything into labeled containers.Without the visual cacaphony of logos, you can easily find what you’re looking for.See more at Everyday Occasions by Jenny Hobick » 4 Of 12 Mix and match organizing products.Don’t feel limited to just using one product per cabinet. In this kitchen, a hook, dividers and a hanging caddy ensure every inch of this tall and narrow space is being used to its fullest potential. Kathryn WirsingAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 5 Of 12 File away baking sheets and cutting boards.You can repurpose a wire filing rack or purchase custom cabinet inserts.See more at WhisperWood Cottage » 6 Of 12 Add a pretty liner to your cabinet.It not only looks lovely, the contrasting paper (or fabric) makes lighter-hued items stand out.See more at A Lo And Behold Life »Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 7 Of 12 Corral smaller items in bins.This way, you can pull out the whole bin to get what you need, instead of having to rifle through the entire cabinet.See more at The Social Home » 8 Of 12 Turn a small cabinet into a pull-out pantry.In designer Stephanie Stokes’ tiny kitchen, pull-out cabinets make it easy to access dry goods.See more kitchen ideas that go beyond cabinets »Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 9 Of 12 Store spices on a Lazy Susan. A turntable lets you access every little jar with ease.See more at Chez Larsson » 10 Of 12 Install slide-out shelving. A shelf system that slides out lets you easily pick up (and store) awkward items like heavy pots and pans.See more at Mini Manor Blog »