Organising your kitchen cupboards might sound like a simple task to some, but finding a system that really works for you can be a real challenge.
It’s a room with plenty of practical challenges to address in which there’s going to be lots of cooking and cleaning – and you need the storage space to facilitate that.
As such, an optimised kitchen can make a world of difference.
If you’re looking for a few tips and tricks for getting your kitchen cupboards neat and tidy, look no further, because we’ve got some ideas for you right here.
Give each cupboard and/or shelf a category
This is fairly straightforward, but still really important when it comes to organisation.
Not only do you want to make sure you’ve categorised your stuff, but you also want to make sure the right categories live in the right places and put things close to where you’ll need them.
For example, you don’t want your mugs miles away from the kettle, and you don’t want your tea towels buried at the back of a drawer.
Use see-through containers
Not only does using see-through containers make it easier to grab what you need without a second look, they can also help you figure out what you need to get at the shops at a glance.
On top of that, they can help create a uniform look throughout your kitchen.
If you want an alternative to disposable sandwich bags and stained plastic tubs, Stasher bags are transparent, dishwasher safe, and spill-free.
Fold your bags for life properly
Bags for life are great, but they can also pretty cumbersome if you’ve got a few to find space for.
If whether you’ve got one or 10, you should make sure they’re neatly folded up and put in a designated drawer or bin in a cupboard out of the way, otherwise they’re liable to take over whatever space they’re in.
These tips should help you get your collection under control.
Not only does it look pleasing, but colour matching can also help you find and put away things at a glance.
For example, oft-eaten beige carbs like cereals and pasta might work well put near each other on a lower shelf where you can get to them easily.
Colour co-ordinating is especially good for those who have visible shelving units instead of just cupboards with doors keeping shelves out of sight.
Use a rack to store baking trays
Rather than haphazardly stacking them on top of each other and playing some sort of noisy kitchen Jenga game every time you need to take one out, why not try storing your baking trays in a vertical rack?
Any suitably sized rack will do, with TikTokker Mama Mila previously sharing her preferred hack of using an office filing rack.
Alternatively, this £5 pot lid rack from Ikea would work a treat too.
Turn one bigger shelf into two smaller ones
If you’ve got big cupboards but not enough shelf space for what you need to store, you can easily add an extra stand-alone shelf or two.
They are particularly handy because, rather than drilling them into anything, you can move them to suit your needs.
These shelf inserts from Ikea are just £2 and would work a treat.
Utilise your cupboard doors and sides
Adding hooks to your cupboard doors and even their outer sides is a great way to make the most of that would-be dead space.
Command Strips make hooks of varying shapes and sizes, and their clear ones are subtle enough to go with any colour scheme.
You could also try using magnets, which could be particularly useful for holding pot lids, or alternatively you can get hooks like these from Amazon that can slot onto a cupboard shelf.
Put rarely-used items at the back
Professional organiser and author Vicky Silverthorn prevously told us her followers love tips like ‘storing items rarely-used up high or away from vital daily space.’
It makes sense, right? Put the most-used stuff at the front where you can more easily get to it, so that you don’t have to sift through a bunch of other stuff to get it.
In a similar vein, Vicky also recommended: ‘Pantries and food cupboards are a great area to work on – food that lasts longer must head to the back.
‘There is a real danger of large amounts of food waste right now, and we must be mindful about this.’
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