How To Organize The Cabinets Throughout Your HomePosted by: admin | Posted on: August 6, 2019
When the time comes to renew kitchen cabinets, most of us think of refacing or refinishing to get the job done. But sometimes all you need to do instead is a little kitchen cabinet organization to make it feel like you’ve renovated the most important room in the house.
Organization of your kitchen cabinets is one of those jobs that we all want to do and say we will do…later. But the weeks and months go by and those Tupperware containers are still falling on our heads and it’s hard to find that one pot or that favorite coffee mug without shifting everything out of the way every time.
You don’t need to live this way; you can be organized. You just need to take that first step and just dive right in. Here’s what you need to do:
Clear the Clutter
It starts here and that’s a tough first step for many folks to take because it is a time-consuming endeavor. The truth is you don’t need all of the stuff that’s cramming your kitchen cabinets and that’s the reason why everything is so haphazard and disorganized.
You’re going to need to take everything out of your cabinets and I mean all of it. Empty all of your cabinets and drawers, either one cabinet at a time or the whole kit-and-kaboodle at once. This will give you an unvarnished idea of just how much stuff you really have and you can decide what should stay and what should go. Be hard on yourself here, consider each and every item to decide if it’s something you really need because you use it on a routine basis, or if it’s something that can be purged from your cabinets and your life. Broken items are obvious, those get dumped. But for everything else that’s under review, if it’s been used recently, keep it. If not, donate it, give it away, trash it.
Position Items for Easy Access
Now that you’ve cleared away the clutter, it’s time to put it all back in ways that will make the most important and routinely used items accessible when you need them and the stuff that you still want to keep but use less often in places that can be accessed with little effort. Think about everything that you are keeping and then decide on which cabinets offer the most room and accessibility for those items.
Obviously, the place to start is by relocating the things you use most on the lower shelves and nearest drawers to where you prepare your meals. Relocate the things you don’t use as often to higher shelves and farther drawers. This is about making your kitchen as functional and convenient as possible.
Be careful about where you place certain items in relation to others. If you bury an item behind a myriad of others, you’re more likely to forget you have that item and less likely to use it on a regular basis. This is where your organizational skills really come in handy.