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I’m sure I am not the only one who has crazy, out of order cabinets. Sometimes it looks like a tornado has run through my cabinets, there is no organization to them whatsoever, and I can never find what I am looking for. My husband and I tend to put things back wherever we can find a spot. Something HAS TO CHANGE!
Do your cabinets look like this? If so, you are not alone! Continue reading to get some organization tips to get those cabinets under control!
Nothing makes me happier than having organization throughout my house! When I decided to start cleaning out and decluttering my house, I realized I also needed to organize everything (including the cabinets)!
Check The Expiration Date
The first thing I did when cleaning out my cabinets was throw out anything that was expired. If the food is no longer good, there is no need for it to be in your cabinets or pantry. Go through and check all the dates on the food and other items in your cabinets.
The next thing I did was throw out anything that I knew I would never use. As I was checking expiration dates, I was also asking myself if I would ever use the product again. Maybe I bought something for a special occasion, but it isn’t a product I use on a daily basis, so I got rid of it as well. There is no need to hang on to something if you have no intention of ever using it!
Use a Label Maker & Containers
Wanna know something else that makes me happy? My label maker! It makes organizing so much easier! I also love to take things out of the boxes and put them in clear containers; these are my favorite. This allows me to know when I am getting low on certain items, and it makes my cabinets look neater. Then, I put a label on the container so that I know exactly what is in it!
With this cabinet (pictured above), I took out a lot of things that I wanted to put in the other cabinets, I took things (like noodles and rice) out of their boxes and put them in neat containers. I labeled items, straightened the small packets (in the green basket), and grouped like items. Moving some things around and straightening it up goes a long way!
I was a little stumped when it came to this cabinet (pictured above)…. I wasn’t sure how to organize the items and had to do a little brainstorming. This was the result I came up with, and I am happy with it!
Use Organizing Tools
Many of the things that were thrown in this cabinet (pictured above) were odd and ends and things that didn’t belong. I removed those items and then grouped the canned goods the best I could to organize it. I already had the rack for the canned goods, but I organized the items on it. I put all the same types of canned goods in one row. I took a few things out of the boxes, and put them in separate containers. I also used a riser because you can slide canned goods underneath it, and also put things on top of it. I think this cabinet looks much better than before.
One of the best things I have invested in so far? A drawer organizer for my K-Cups. This has allowed me to get the K-Cups out of my cabinets and free up space, while also being able to organize them by flavor! This drawer is awesome & my Keurig can sit on top of it so it does not take up that much space!
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I now have organized kitchen cabinets and I feel so much better! I love being to find what I am looking for, and not having a jumbled mess. Overall, the task of cleaning out and organizing my cabinets only took a few hours.
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Until next time,