7 organizers that will turn your kitchen cabinets into organized perfection
Depending on how you maintain them, kitchen cabinets can be a shining example of type A diligence or a display of disorganized array. The organizational tools you choose play a big role in how the space appears. Here are seven organizers that most orderly kitchens have in common.
- The petite Lazy Susan. Lazy Susans have long been an organizational go-to for kitchens of all sizes, but in an era when many people are downsizing, designers are keeping up by creating Lazy Susans petite enough to fit inside even a small cabinet. They come with one or two tiers, too, to make them even more versatile. Use the Lazy Susan to keep spices, baking ingredients, and other small items in order.
- A classic corkboard. Sometimes the best solution is the simplest. Mount a corkboard on the back of a cabinet door using temporary adhesive, and you can hang light cooking utensils or measuring cups with the addition of a few tacks.
- Slide-out shelves. Perhaps the issue with your current organizational system is that it’s just not making very good use of the space in your cabinets, especially if they’re lacking adequate shelving. Overhead space can become dead air in this case, and there’s no room for that in a tidy kitchen. Consider adding some slide-out shelves to underused cabinets, like the one beneath the sink, for extra storage.
- Wire baskets. When extra shelving isn’t an option, make the most of your existing shelves with some wire baskets. They come in all different shapes and sizes, so they can fit in the smallest nooks and crannies and bring some useful order to your cabinets.
- Stackable (and snappable) containers. If wire baskets don’t work for your kitchen, then maybe a set of snap-and-stack plastic containers will. You can pick these up at any home store or online in all different sizes. Not only do the lids snap and seal tight, but they also fit snugly when you stack the containers, which makes them a welcome addition to any cabinet as they won’t tumble to the floor every time you open the door.
- Over-the-door pocket holder. For larger cabinets, like a pantry, you may be able to repurpose a closet shoe holder as a place to stow everything from cleaning supplies to sugar and flour.
- Repurposed filing rack. For cutting boards, cookie sheets, and other flat kitchen items, a wire filing rack can help keep everything in its place. Grab these at any office supply store or a big-box retailer like Target. Measure the cabinet that you’ll be using before heading to the store to ensure that you find one that fits. Then simply slide it in and line up all of your cutting boards and baking sheets in a row. The next time you need one, you should have no trouble locating it within seconds.
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