5 Kitchen Cabinet Organizing Tips by Fisher Swanson
Here are five tips to help bring sanity to your kitchen cabinets.
Clean Your Cabinets
One great way to keep your kitchen cabinets organized is to clean
them out every couple of months. That allows you to keep stock of
what's in them and get rid of anything that is past its prime or
has damaged packaging. Containers with damaged packaging that
leak food can attract pests like ants, cockroaches and mice.
Organizing Your Cabinets
After cleaning out your cabinets, put everything back in a well
organized way. Items that you don't use very often, put towards
the back, while having frequently used items within reach. Try to
group "like items" together. If you know where to reach for
specific ingredients it will save you time in the kitchen. Train
everyone in your house to put items back where they got them.
Remembering Where Stuff Is
If you tend to have a hard time finding things that are stashed
away in the back of your cabinets, place an inventory list on the
inside of the cabinet door. You can even draw a square and
diagram where items are likely to be located. A diagram may also
help inform other family members where to put things away, which
could save you headaches down the road.
Attach a piece of paper to the inside of the cabinet door to
write down items as you run out of them. Then you can reference
it when you put together your grocery list. This is very useful
if other people use the kitchen as well, everyone will know that
you have ran out of something and won't spend a half hour looking
Access More of Your Cabinet Space with Lazy Susans
I always keep my eyes open for inexpensive Lazy Susans at garage
sales and discount stores. A Lazy Susan is basically a turntable
that you can install in a kitchen cabinet or pantry that rotates
so you can easily get to everything on the cabinet shelf. This is
especially useful for cabinet shelves that are difficult to
Fisher Swanson writes for ThriftyFun.com, a site that looks for
frugal solutions to everyday problems.