If you’ve ever taken on a home organization project, you know the undertaking is usually larger that you initially expect. By the time you take inventory of your stuff, sort it and throw it away, half of your day is gone! However, by breaking it down by area, you can tackle one task at a time and conquer even your most cluttered spaces.
Neighborly is here to help you organize your kitchen! Check out these tips on organizing three of the most common cluttered cabinets in your kitchen.
It’s likely happened countless times before: You, the well-meaning victim, reach up to open the food storage cabinet and are greeted by an avalanche of containers and lids. Contrary to popular belief, you can bring order to this chaos!
The first step is to take inventory of your containers and lids. Do you have a container with no lid that fits? Toss it. Make sure every container has a match. If you’re serious about getting organized, you may want to invest in new food storage containers altogether. By purchasing containers from the same brand family, you’ll know that it stacks well together.
Stacking food storage containers like nesting dolls will save you space and help the entire cabinet be more organized. Consider purchasing bins to separate lids and containers, organizing the contents of the bins by size. If you’re using a drawer to store your containers, consider investing in dividers for easy visibility and access. If you have plastic containers, you can even number your lids/containers by size with a permanent marker (“1” – small, “2” – medium, etc.), so you’ll be able to find a matching piece quickly and easily.
Spices are essential to cooking a perfectly flavorful meal. However, storing your array of spices has likely been a challenge… until now! Whether you want to keep your spices hidden or accentuate them as a kind of décor piece, use these tips to organize your spices:
It’s time to conquer the coffee mugs! When you’re struggling in the early morning to brew up some coffee, the last thing you should be worrying about is your mugs. Use these tips to get your them organized and ready to go:
Ready to organize the rest of your kitchen? Neighborly suggests tackling your pots and pans, silverware and kitchen “junk” drawers next! Looking for more advice for all things home? Read more blogs on our Expert Advice page.