If your kitchen cabinets and drawers have turned into chaos, follow this step-by-step guide to reorganize your cabinets. But before you take out everything from your cabinets, start with sketching out a plan and finding a spot for each item.
1. Sketch It Out
Before you start reorganizing, sketch out a quick plan of the drawers and cabinets in your kitchen to decide where everything will live. You don't have to stick to the plan completely, but it will serve as a guide and help you figure out which organizers or storage containers you might need. Think about your family needs and how everyone can get easy access to what they need. Think about the items that you use the most and the ones that are not a daily item.
2. Organize the Junk Drawer(s)
Now that you have your guide and plan, start by removing everything (yes, everything!) from the drawers –yes, you can always tackle one drawer at a time too! – While the drawers are empty, you can wipe them down and clear away any crumbs, remember to disinfect before adding back your items.
Next, group the items into categories and use organizers to sort them.
As long as they're organized, you don't have to limit yourself to just one "junk" drawer – we all have one – You may find that you have enough for three drawers with distinct purposes: a classic junk drawer, another for electronics and chargers, and a third for grab-and-go items.
2. Corral the Kitchen Utensil Drawers
To reorganize your kitchen utensils: remove all of the items, then group them into categories. Let the drawer closest to the stove hold the cooking utensils you reach for all the time, while a drawer that's farther away can stash entertaining essentials you use less often, like serving spoons and wine stoppers.
3. Declutter the Cabinets
Again, start by taking everything out of the cabinet and tossing anything you no longer use or need. You can installed pull-out drawers in the lower cabinets to help make everything more accessible. Installing these rolling drawers is easier than you might think, thanks to a paper template which shows you exactly where you need to drill into the cabinets. You can find these online too.
4. Tackle the Spice Cabinet
To make the spice cabinet more functional, make sure that each bottle was easy to see by using an expandable shelf riser which holds larger spice bottles. There are different types and sizes that can suit your needs. Once you have one, you won't have to rummage through the cabinet to find the coriander, turmeric and other spices.
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