Kitchen Cabinet Clean Up

Kitchen cabinets and drawers can end up holding all sorts of stuff.

I have seen everything from screwdrivers and books to remote control car parts and potting soil.

Whether your cabinets and drawers are used strictly for kitchen gear or if you run a maintenance shop out of there, too, hopefully you will find some of the tips and tricks I have to offer helpful in getting your space under control and working for you instead of against you.

One of the most important kitchens is utilizing space to the max, here are some:

  • Utilize and maximize space 
    • Hang pots and pans from the ceiling or on the wall
    • Utilize magnetic strips for knifes and other metal utensils
    • Place pot holders, aprons, dish towels, etc on hooks or pegs
    • Lazy susans are great for spices, vitamins, medicines, etc
    • Under your cabinets can become a home for coffee cups, extension cords, lights, appliances, etc
  • Arrangement means everything
    • Most used items in the easiest to reach places
    • Keep like items with like items — Dishes, pots and pans, storage containers, baking ingredients, etc
    • Put your items closest to where you would typically use them – plates near oven, glasses near sink or fridge, etc.
    • Consider sorting your food according to categories — spices, baking goods, etc
  • Sort, space, and divide
    • Drawer dividers help keep things in place and easily accessible
    • Racks for pot tops help keep things neat and quick to grab
    • If you need to group things, put them in clear containers so you can easily see whats in them (labeling is great too!)
    • Plastic containers and their tops can be such a pain — use dividers to keep containers and lids in place together — you can also use dots on each part to pair them up.
    • Consider adding in sliding shelves to help you access items at the back of your shelves easier without having to pull everything out.

There are soo many things you can do to make your kitchen work better for you. If you need some help and exact ideas feel free to email me at jessica@toporganizing.com, I would be happy to offer you up some suggestions or schedule a TOP Comprehensive Needs Assessment with you.

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