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Organizing Kitchen Cabinets

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Whether your kitchen is small or large it's important to be able to work efficiently in your cooking space. Keeping your kitchen cabinets neat and tidy is a very important part of keeping your kitchen organized. This is a guide about organizing kitchen cabinets.
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March 17, 2016

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March 20, 20161 found this helpful

Great job. Everything looks so neat and user-friendly. Thanks for the ideas.

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October 30, 2011

We have a large lazy susan in our corner cabinet. I have organized it and labeled it before but it is now in disarray, making it impossible to know what we have or ensure that food does not expire. So the other day I decided to tackle the mess and make it a more functional space.

  1. I started by removing everything from the cabinet.

  2. I put everything on our island so that I could sort through it more easily.

  3. I grouped all of the like foods together.

  4. I went through everything to find expired items. Then I sorted the remaining food based on their expiration dates so that the oldest items would be used first.

  5. I wiped off both tiers of the lazy susan.

  6. I decided to use freezer tape to make labels for each of the foods that I planned to store in the cabinet. Many of these items are staples in our house, so labeling where they go also helps with making a grocery list and putting things away.
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  7. I made all of my labels, then I started putting everything back into the cabinet.

  8. I tried to put like items near each other, such as all of the kinds of beans, fruits, pastas, etc.

  9. Once everything was back in, I labeled the edge of the lazy susan where each item was.

Now, it is easy to find things we need and I know we will waste less food!

By Laurel from Port Orchard, WA

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November 3, 20110 found this helpful

Thank you for your great idea.

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October 31, 2013

Closeup of shelves with boxes on top shelf lying on their sides.

This will help the vertically challenged person, such as I, to utilize those top shelves while being able to reach things. I arrange my cereal and cracker boxes like books on a shelf and I can reach the front edge and get them down.

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August 17, 2011

I live in a small apartment and have limited storage space. I love to bake and have lots of odd size pans and casserole dishes. I purchased several small plastic crates similar to a milk crate. These fit neatly in one lower cabinet.

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October 25, 20047 found this helpful

Use old peanut butter lids to set in the cabinet under containers of sticky stuff, like honey or molasses jars, to catch the little drips that always seem to drip down the sides and make a mess.

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September 15, 2009

Cut down a box lid to custom fit the shelf in your cupboard to place pans or dishes on, grab and slide out for easy reach and storage!

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February 15, 2010

When I had to open my utensil drawer to put away the pancake turner, I would look around and see what else needed to be put away in that drawer while I had it open.

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November 22, 20041 found this helpful

Conventional storage in many cupboards in the home leaves a lot of wasted space. To maximise this space I have added 'intermediate' shelving.

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September 24, 2008

nesting containers

If you are like me and have limited space and keep plastic containers, I found a great solution. Keeping in mind the Nesting Dolls, I found that with a little planning, I can keep smaller ones inside bigger ones, inside even bigger ones!

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October 22, 20040 found this helpful

Upon cleaning out my cupboard this last time, I found that placing everything into plastic ziplock bags or container made everything easier to get to and to organize.

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June 11, 20041 found this helpful

Here's an economical way to organize cookie sheets, plates, or anything that can stand on its side. Go to your local builders supply and get some unfinished corner molding.

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June 8, 2012

The inside of your cabinets can provide some excellent organizational space. Put some hooks at the back of the cabinet or attach a piece of pegboard or cork board in the back and use this space to hang small kitchen utensils, pot holders, and various other small items.

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December 18, 20040 found this helpful

Don't stack things too deep, making things easy and convenient to get in and out of your cupboards and closets.

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