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Brilliant Ideas for Organising Your Kitchen Cabinets

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As usual, kitchen cupboards are crowded with all kinds of dishes, cookware, ingredients, etc. All of these are basics in an organised, easily accessible countertop, as they are helpful to make the most of your time while cooking, eating, and enjoying time in the kitchen. But cluttered shelves and drawers are going to make your time spent in the kitchen a mess! 

For most homeowners, the kitchen is the busiest room in the entire house. With all the traffic, it can be challenging to keep the space organised. But with the excellent organisation in place, it is possible to keep the area clean and tidy. So, check out these ideas and start your kitchen organisation journey

Remember that it might take a while to help organise your kitchen cabinets. But once you have it all sorted out, it should be easy to maintain it like that. 

Have your strategy! 

There are two essential rules when it comes to organising your kitchen cabinets. The first option is to start right from doing it all at once! It works best if you have a smaller kitchen and plan on doing a kitchen cabinets replacement or rearranging. Depending on your existing cabinets, or many you have to organise, it could take a few hours to an entire day. But be patient with yourself. Even if things look worse, they will get better!

The second option is to work on your cabinets at a time. It’s perfect if you don’t want to do a lot of shuffling around as you swap items between two cabinets. If you have a larger kitchen, you could divide your kitchen in half. The key is not to make things too stressful for you. 

Declutter, declutter!

It’s essential to declutter any space in your home before organising it. First, decluttering allows you to know what you need or don’t need anymore. Second, your kitchen cabinets will be easier to organise with fewer items inside. Last, but not least, don’t waste your time organising things you no longer need. Ironically, you’ll use items more when they’re fewer. 

However, it’s essential to learn how to organise your space using simple methods. The more you practice, the easier decluttering your kitchen will be. Obviously, it’s necessary to determine the amount of time you give and the size of the space so that you can organise it effectively. If you have a more oversized kitchen, you might consider more than a day to adjust it. Start with the drawers, and continue with the cabinets. The last thing you want is to run out of time and create a bigger mess than you started with. If you’re new to organising, it’s recommended to have more time left over. 

Take everything out

The first step to decluttering a space is to empty it entirely constantly. Anything broken should go to the bin or be donated. For items you only use once or twice a year, you could as well borrow one from a friend or a family member instead of keeping it around your kitchen. If you’re unsure what to do with it, keep it aside until the end of cleaning and see if there’s any more space left! 

Once you empty your kitchen cabinets, make sure you clean the space well. Clean all the surfaces of the cupboards. Vacuum up any loose particles with a hand-held vacuum. Wipe the cupboards with a multi-purpose spray and a microfiber cloth. If there are any greasy areas, use a bowl and mix some warm water with soap. Then, wipe down any residue. 

Organise everything by zones!

Try to group everything close to the area where you’re going to be using them. If you’re organising them this way, it means that you might need to move some of the kitchen storage. Depending on your kitchen storage options, you might need to make a couple of exceptions, but generally, the most functional way to organise the space is to do so. Take a while to think about where you want to store all of your items and how you want your kitchen to function. Here are some ideas:

  • Cooking zone

  • Food preparation area

  • Food storage cabinet

  • Storage container for glasses, dishes, etc.

  • Cleaning product area (under the kitchen sink)

  • The beverage bar (coffee, tea, water, and other beverages)

Depending on your specific needs, you may develop zones that make the space more functional. For example, a healthy bar for preparing smoothies in one of the kitchen corners might be an excellent idea for you. Keep everything in a tiny area to get things done easier and faster. 

Make the best use of the space.

Kitchen cabinet space is usually above – you want to make the best use of the area and keep everything as accessible as possible—store items you often use in reachable places or containers on the counter. Save kitchen shelves for items you use less often. Use the interior of the space for extra storage. 

If you don’t have a lot of space, store seasonal items outside the kitchen. Make sure things are easy to grab and put away. If you must take out five things to get what you need, chances are you’re not going to put them back correctly. Use some storage racks that are great for storing items. 

Kitchen cupboard organisation and decluttering are two of the most important things to do if you want to maintain that airy and clean space. Choose pretty containers and baskets to store items you keep on the counter. It will be easier for you to clean and enjoy more freedom. Your kitchen will also look cleaner. Also, keep your counter storage limited, so there is still space for preparation work. 

Hopefully, this gives you an insight into kitchen cabinet organisation ideas. Don’t worry if it seems a lot – you can always work on one cabinet at a time.