Like it or not, cabinets can be one of the messiest spaces in your home. Obviously, they are designed to store things out of sight, but that can cause them to quickly become cluttered and disorganized. Monopolizing the storage space in your cabinets can significantly help tone down the clutter and make your kitchen much more organized. These tips will help you keep track of where all of your kitchen tools are while giving you more storage space!
1. Declutter Those Cabinets!
First things first, before you start organizing your cabinets you should get rid of things you don’t need! Do you have containers that are missing lids? Broken mugs? Plates you never use? Consider donating unused items to decrease the clutter and make re-organizing much easier. Are there things in your cabinets that you don’t want to get rid of, but don’t use them on a regular basis or only on special occasions? Consider storing those items elsewhere, so you have more space for the items you do use often.
2. Adjust Your Shelves
When was the last time you adjusted your shelves? Chances are, it’s been quite a while! Adjusting your shelves helps to accommodate the items that are being stored in your cabinets. If you have a lot of wasted space between the top of your items and the next shelf, consider moving the top one down. Or if you are storing bottles on their sides (or on the counter) because they don’t fit on a shelf, move some around so there’s room.
3. Shelf Risers to Create Extra Space
Do you have extra space in your cabinets that you can’t adjust your shelves to accommodate? Shelf risers are a great option to create more space. Using shelf risers can practically double the space you can utilize on a single shelf.
4. Add Some Hooks to Doors
You’ve probably seen this trend on Pinterest or your favorite home-organizing show! It’s an easy hack to create more space in your shelves for things that can hang, such as serving utensils, measuring cups and spoons, and kitchen mixer parts. This keeps those important kitchen tools in a readily accessible space – no more digging through cabinet drawers to find that measuring cup!
5. Get Stackable Containers
Utilizing stackable containers that are in the same style and size will save you extra space and make your cabinets look clean, tidy, and organized. This is a particularly great option for spices or baking ingredients like flour or sugar. Keeping those things in uniform containers will save on space – as they are easily stackable – and also make your cabinets look pristine.
We hope these simple tips will help you get a little more organized in your kitchen, while helping you make the most out of your cabinet storage. Which tip are you most excited to try in your kitchen space?