Have you thought about organizing your kitchen cabinets lately? I opened one of mine yesterday and a bunch of stuff fell on me, so I figured it was time for a little cleaning and reorganization. Honestly, it doesn’t take much to get started and to keep them organized and here are some easy tips to get you started on organizing those kitchen cupboards.
Tips for Cleaning & Organizing the Kitchen Cupboards
Clean out the cabinets first.
Before you decide to organize the kitchen cupboards, take the time to clean them out. This is the perfect time to get rid of all broken Tupperware out of the cabinets. If there’s something you don’t want to keep, then now is the time to throw it out.
Take out all of the dishes.
In order to organize the cupboards like they should be done, take out all of the dishes in the cupboard. I try to be incredibly careful during this part because I don’t want to break any dishes. I set all of the dishes on the table until it’s time to put them back into the cupboards.
Scrub the inside of the cabinets.
At this point I feel as though I’ve already emptied the cabinets, it’s time to get all of the grime out. This is a great time to reach every nook and cranny within the cupboards. You might be surprised at what actually lurks on the inside of cabinets, so this is a crucial step to take. After I’ve scrubbed the inside of the cabinets, I also either put a yummy smelling sachet or a container of baking soda in the back corner to keep things smelling fresh.
Put dividers in the cabinets as necessary.
I love to put dividers in my cabinets to help me know where everything stops and starts. Since most kitchens have limited cabinet space it’s nice to know where everything goes. I also put labels on the cabinets, on the inside, so that I know where all kitchen items go. The label part may be a little obsessive but that’s okay.
Organizers work perfectly for smaller kitchen items.
I have found that organizers work wonders within drawers and cabinets. A utensil organizer goes perfectly in a drawer and works wonders for organizing silverware and other kitchen items. Hooks work awesomely on the inside of bottom cabinets to hang up anything from pans to kitchen towels. You can buy all kinds of organizers at your local dollar store.
Organizing your cupboards isn’t something that needs done every week. It is something I aim to do at least once a month. What are some ways you organize your kitchen cupboards?