Today, I decided to reorganize what was behind door 1, 2, 3 and beyond… my kitchen cabinets! While most find this task to be daunting, I find it to be very helpful and energizing. For perfectly organized and well-stocked cabinets, follow my 10 simple tips:
Marc's Top 10 Tips!
- Arrange your kitchenware by frequency of use, with everyday dishes on an easy-to-reach lower shelf and special occasion pieces up above.
- Create a “cooking zone” around the stove, storing pots and pans as close to the range as possible. Keep spices, olive oil and cooking wines next to the stovetop.
- Organize your food pantry shelves by grouping in categories.
- Don’t load kitchen cabinet space with recipe books. Relocate them to a dedicated cookbook library someplace close by, like a window sill (away from the sink) or even a small bookcase tucked into the corner.
- Instead of storing flour, sugar, baking essentials and dry goods in their original packaging, use large, glass canning jars as storage containers. Not only are they functional, but they also add some rustic charm to your kitchen décor.
- Use decorative baskets to hold less-used items on top of your cabinets.
- Use decorative hooks on the inside of your cabinets for hanging aprons and dish towels.
- Prevent spills by housing spillable or sticky food items on an easy-to-clean lazy susan.
- Stow essential kitchen tools like wooden spoons, rasps, and spatulas in large utensil crocs on top of your kitchen counters. This will leave room for more delicate items in your kitchen draws.
- Once decluttered, empty space is extremely tempting to fill in with more “stuff”. Remember, every inch of your cabinet does not have to be filled!
Now… GO! Good luck, and add your comments below to let me know how you do it!