Do you feel like you could use a little extra storage in the kitchen? Well, you’re not alone. Most people run into this problem at one time or another, and there’s a simple solution. And, it doesn’t require adding extra storage, instead it’s all about maximizing the space you currently have available! Below, we’ve addressed a few key areas that often need addressing, and offer some tips about how to keep your kitchen cabinets organized.
Corner & Deep Cabinets – These cabinets often become a catch all. Before you tackle your storage issue, the first thing to do is clean out the cabinet completely. Look through everything that you had in the cabinet, and if you haven’t used an items in the last 2 years donate it, or put it in long term storage. For corner cabinets, a 2-tiered lazy-Susan is often a great (inexpensive) investment, as it enables you to easily access the deep recesses of the cabinet so that you can maximize your storage space.
Under The Sink – This is another area that always tends to be messy. It’s full of cleaning supplies, kitchen necessities, and obstacles like pipes. Again, the first step is to clean it out, survey what you have, and consolidate duplicate items. Also, if you have large bulk items stored under the sink, considering storing just what you need for the time being, and putting the excess in another spot in your home. To maximize your under-sink space, look into getting a floating shelving unit that fits around the pipes so that you have two layers of storage available. You can also look into getting a shelving system for the inside of the cabinet doors for extra spots to put things.
Plan It Out – This may seem obvious, but make sure you put things in places that make sense. Store your glasses in the cabinet closest to your refrigerator or sink, keep pots and pans near stove, and store your baking trays near the oven. If you group like things together, you’ll cut down on clutter, and also have an easier time finding what you need!