Just because you’re in the process of redoing your kitchen doesn’t mean that your kitchen needs to go unused and unorganized. While it’s easy to get caught up in the design of the space and forget about the practicalities of everyday life, such as kitchen storage and organization—there are ways to use your new kitchen cabinets to your advantage for efficient kitchen cabinet storage.
But organizing your cabinets can be a daunting task. Not only do you have to deal with your own stuff, but also all of the stuff that others have accumulated in their cabinets. It’s easy to let things go, simply because they’re there. But then, when you organize them, they don’t look like you thought they would, and they don’t fit like they should. (So you end up throwing stuff away, which is worse than letting it go.)
Look around. You probably have so much stuff in your cabinets that there’s no room for food and dishes anymore, and your kitchen is more like a catch-all than a place where you prepare meals and eat together as a family—let alone entertain guests.
Clearing Out Your Current Kitchen Cabinet Storage
The organization of your cabinets can be improved with just a few small changes. Purchasing new storage inserts such as lazy Susans and pullout shelves can make a huge difference in how well your cabinets function, but you will also need to take steps to declutter and organize the contents of your cabinets. Here are some ideas for pulling it all together:
Clear out your cabinets completely. Do this often. Remove items that haven’t been used within six months or that have expired. Toss or donate anything that is broken, unusable or unsanitary. Next, think about how your cabinets are currently being utilized. If cabinet space is being wasted by opening it up all the way to see what you have stored inside, perhaps try an insert to stop the door from falling open so far.
For more assistance with kitchen cabinet storage ideas, contact our professionals at The Kitchen Showcase.