If you’ve recently experienced opening your kitchen cupboards only to be met with shelf goods or Tupperware tumbling out, you may be due for a re-organizing session! We have a few tips on how to keep your cupboards in order and your kitchen running smoothly.
Think of what you use the most
When you begin to organize your kitchen cupboards, the first thing you must ask is, “What do I use the most?” Place items you reach for frequently in easy-to-access areas so they’ll always be at hand when you need them. Save large, bulky things you don’t need often for above your fridge or at the back of corner cupboards.
Use shelf risers
Cupboards without enough shelving can leave you with unusable space. Instead of creating stacks of dishes or messy piles of Tupperware, use shelf risers to keep your cupboards looking neat. Most models are expandable and easy to install, meaning you won’t have to worry about measuring, screwing, or hammering!
Use a lazy susan
Lazy susans will frequently be spun around, so avoid storing anything in them that will get displaced when jostled, like lids or utensils. However, spice jars, with their relatively uniform size, can fit nicely into a lazy susan. If your kitchen doesn’t have one installed, many affordable options exist for countertops!
Sometimes it’s not about reorganizing but decluttering! More space and fewer items always means you’ll have an easier time creating order. Get rid of Tupperware with missing lids, broken dishes, or any items in your pantry that have gone past their expiry date before you roll up your sleeves to start organizing.
Store like with like
Another guiding principle to follow when you organize kitchen cupboards is to store like with like. Shelf-stable pantry items can be divided into grains, baking ingredients, and seasonings, and stored in bins. Pots stack nicely together, as do plates and mugs.
Make use of your countertops
Finally, the key to keeping your cupboards neat is not trying to stuff items into them that won’t fit. Olive oil may be too tall, but these decorative bottles look great on counters. Another tip is to consider storing long utensils like tongs or wooden spoons in a pretty container that can sit next to your stovetop.
With these simple tips, you’ll see a cupboard organization is a breeze! Having a neat kitchen will put you in the mood to cook and you’ll find everything is at your fingertips! Thanks for reading and don’t forget to follow along on the Medallion blog for more great lifestyle ideas.