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Organizing the Kitchen Cabinets Part 1

Apr 25, 2013
I have a list of organizing projects that I've been meaning to get to and I finally decided to stop procrastinating and get started in the kitchen!

First up are the kitchen cabinets. They used to be pretty neat and organized, but over time the insides became dirty and cluttered. Also, as we accumulated various items, we would just shove them back in the cabinets when we were done using them.


Here are a couple of before pictures so you can have an idea of what I was dealing with:



BEFORE



BEFORE

This is just one set of several cabinets in the kitchen. My first instinct was to try to do all the kitchen organizing in one day, but I decided it would be a lot easier to just concentrate on one area at a time. The process went something like this:



  • First, I took everything out of the cabinets.
  • Then I cleaned the insides which is something that hadn't been done for awhile!
  • After that, I figured out where I wanted things to go which sort of felt like a jig saw puzzle.

Here's what the newly neat and organized cabinets look like now:



AFTER


The top shelf is where we put our everyday mugs, glasses, bowls, and dishes. If you can just get one organizing product for your cabinets I highly recommend getting a dish stand! I pulled the dish stand up to the front of the shelf which allows us to store less often used glassware (like wine glasses) behind it.  

The bottom shelf is where we keep all our serving bowls, and a container for uncooked rice. (Can you tell we eat a lot of rice??) The rice keeper is too big so I had to angle it to make it fit while still making it easy to flip the top open. Stacking works really well for this section of the cabinet, and the one thing that makes it work is to store the matching lids of the serving bowls upside down on top of the bowls.

Here's what the other side of the cabinets look like:



The top shelf is where I put all the cookware we use, as well as bowls for food preparation and our salad spinner. Again, since we have limited storage space, covers are stored upside down. 

The bottom part of this section of the cabinet is where all our tupperware and other accessories are stored. I also added a hook to the inside of the cabinet for our pot holders. Makes it SO much easier to grab them when needed!

The main things I wanted out of this organization project was to make everything fit, keep it all easily accessible, and easy to maintain. I think I accomplished  these things (I hope!) and now I'm happy whenever I open up these cabinets! 

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  1. This is great! Me and my wife are planning to decorate and organize our kitchen cabinets on our kitchen so that it will more look attractive to all our visitors in our house.

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