How to Organize Kitchen Cabinets

If you are looking for organizing kitchen cabinets, I wrote this article with you in mind. Kitchen cabinets can be a real pain in the butt when they are not properly organized. 

I know from experience. There is nothing more frustrating than dealing with a bunch of dirty kitchen cabinets and trying to find anything in them. I use kitchen organizers to keep track of all of my food. Sometimes that’s not so fun!

So, how do you go about organizing your kitchen cabinets?

First, we need to look at how to store your dishware. It would help if you stored your dishware (spoons, forks, knives, cups) on shelves that are both sturdy and easily accessible. 

Here is a step-by-step guide to helping you organize your dishware. Remember that it will require some trial and error to get it exactly where you want it. But once you get it organized, it should be pretty easy to keep and will be worth your effort!

Consider when organizing your cabinets is where to put your food storage items.

I usually place the larger items (rice cooker, dishwashers, baking sheet) near the center of the kitchen so that everything is easily accessible.

However, you can determine this location yourself by simply walking through your pantry and determining how much food storage you have. Then, determine where you want items to go next in your kitchen.

Do you know how much storage you will need? 

You can put your cabinets in the best position to serve you. The best arrangement for these cabinets is to face either direction (up or down) when looking at them from the front or the back.

This ensures that everyone who uses your kitchen will have easy access to all of your food storage. For example, if you have a large dish of spaghetti, your left-hand cabinets would be the best place for it. Your right-hand cupboard would hold all of your dinnerware.

Measurements of your cabinets

To decide which cabinets are best for which kitchen items, first make sure you take measurements of your cabinets. Then, measure the upper cabinets and their distance from the floor.

Use the measurements to figure out how far your upper cabinets should be from the ground. That measurement will help you calculate the exact height and width of the space to place your uppermost cabinets.

Upper and lower cabinets

The distance between the upper and lower cabinets is also an important measurement since the distance provides you with storage options. While keeping the items you are working with accessible.

If there are many containers of different sizes within your lower cabinets, you will want to maximize this space by adding extra shelves or racks. The amount of space under each shelf or rack will affect how much you need to store.

For example, if several small pots or pans are within your lower storage, you may only need a few small shelves. However, if there are large pots or pans, you will want to add more shelves to keep all of your kitchenware easily accessible.

Organize your cabinets is to use a layout plan.

You can use folders, card stock, or dry erase boards to create a layout. Mark out the positions of your containers and shelves on a sheet of paper.

Draw a floor plan, using multiple pictures as a guide. Mark off the positions of your walls and ceilings (if necessary) on the floor plan so you can move your furniture around later on.

Storage bins

You can also buy storage bins or cabinets that come in a specific layout to suit your needs better. This is much cheaper than building custom drawers for your cabinets. A well-made cabinet with a sliding door can work very well as a temporary storage solution while building a permanent one over time.

Also, make sure that your drawers are labeled clearly with your containers, so you know what is inside each drawer. Using these tips on organizing kitchen cabinets will help you store your items properly. And prevent the overwhelming clutter that can cause chaos and frustration.

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