The kitchen is the heart of a home. Every member of the family gathers around that place to find out what to eat. I am a person who loves to cook and eat as well.
When I’m preparing food, I make such a mess on the kitchen counter, but after I’m done, I like to clean and put the stuff back in its place in the cabinets.
There was a time when I couldn’t find things in my own kitchen. And that made me frustrated to cook. Finding the things I need easily at the right time makes me happy and focused on my cooking.
That’s why I learned some clever kitchen cabinet organization hacks which helped me a lot, and I’m sure these will help you too।
25 Clever Kitchen Cabinet Organization Hacks
1. Empty your shelves first
The very first step toward any organization really is to take out all the stuff from its place. In that way, you can clean the area and also sort out things you use or don’t use.
Get rid of the things which are not of any use and donate those which you won’t use anymore.
2. Divide your kitchen cabinets on the basis of different category
This part will be easier if you take a pen and different colored sticky note pads. Sort out the items according to a similar category and mark them with the sticky notes.
In this way, you won’t have any chance of missing out on any item.
3. Use transparent containers to store small items
Small items like flavored essence bottles, food color bottles, spice mix sashes, open food packets, etc. need to be preserved in separate transparent containers so that you can locate them easily.
4. Use trays with a lift-up mechanism
If you are not a tall person like me, then fit trays with lift up mechanism into one of your cabinets to store away cooking ingredients that you use less than usual.
It keeps you’re counter clean and hides your essential ingredients when you’re not using them.
5. Use a hanging caddy on your cabinet door
Hanging organizer provides you some extra space to keep different things like small coffee jars, tea bag boxes, biscuits, etc.
6. Store your children’s’ food separately
Don’t mix up your food items with your kids’ food items. I’m telling you this from my own experience. Keep a separate section for them so that they won’t want the things they are not allowed to get.
7. Strap in your cookbooks on the door
It’s a smart way to keep your cookbooks without letting them eat up any space. You can also take out your desired cookbook easily.
8. Mount a few extra shelves
If your kitchen cabinets are divided with only one shelf space, then mount a few extra shelves to store more things.
9. Use a cabinet wire rack to store plates
A wire rack can hold a big collection of plates and dishes. Save your plates from falling off from your hand and store them on a wire rack.
10. Distinct a cabinet for storing cleaning supplies
Use the cabinet under your kitchen sink for storing cleaning materials like the spray bottle, dishcloth and hang the brushes with the help of some hooks so that you get more space.
11. Label your containers on the upper shelves
If you are storing something in your top shelves and can’t see properly what’s inside from standing down below, then label the container with proper tag. It will help you to locate items easily.
12. Hang your cups below the cabinet
Don’t kill space by storing cups inside the cabinet. Simply hang them below the cabinet with the help of some s-shaped hooks.
13. Place your cutting boards vertically inside the cabinet
Placing the cutting boards vertically inside the cabinet will give you space beside it to keep other things. Also, you can take out your cutting boards easily whenever you need them.
14. Place a hanging basket on the door
You can put anything inside a hanging basket, which is mostly needed by you. I like to keep my mittens there so that I can get them with no trouble.
15. Use small jars to store your spices
Stock your spices in small jars. It will keep the spices in good condition. Don’t forget to label them so that you don’t get confused when you are using them.
16. Use a lazy susan
Lazy susan is my personal favorite. You get to store many things all together and not face any difficulty in getting a thing from behind. You can just spin and reach for the item.
17. Use over the door hanger to hang foil paper
You will never feel lost again to find out where you have kept your foil paper. Hang it in front of your eyes by using over the door hanger.
18. Keep your Tupperware’s assembled
You can keep your smaller Tupperware inside the bigger ones and save some space inside your kitchen cabinet.
19. Use the sides of your kitchen cabinet
You can hang a paper towel, pot lids, or baking tools on the side of your kitchen cabinet with the help of some hooks or racks. Or you can hang a plant there to make your kitchen look pretty.
20. Hang your measurement spoons inside the cabinet
Not necessary, you have to fit hooks only on the outside of your cabinet. You can fit them inside as well. Fit some hooks inside the cabinet to hang your measurement spoons.
21. Use a metal file organizer
Use a metal file organizer to store your baking trays in an organized way.
22. Use bowl rack
In a standard bowl rack, you can fit 5-6 bowls at a time. If you have a good amount of bowls to store, then buy multiple bowl racks.
23. Use a stackable bottle rack
Your bottle collection making your cabinet look cluttered? Use a stackable bottle rack to store them in a well-ordered way.
24. Hang your pans and free some cabinet space
Take your pots and pans out from the cabinet as it takes up a huge chunk of space and hangs them with an overhead rack. You can use the space to store your other stuff.
25. Use magnetic strip on the back of a door
Keep your knives out of reach from your children. Use a Magnetic strip behind your kitchen cabinet door and hide your knives on that. Make sure you use a powerful magnet to avoid any risk.
When it comes to organization and cleaning, my top priority goes to my kitchen because that’s where the food is.
If you think I’m right, then you can use these simple hacks to organize your kitchen cabinet too. Let me know if these hacks are helping you.