Thanks for coming back for part two of our kitchen tour! I hope this inspires you with some new ways and products to get your kitchen organized. Remember, it’s not about spending a lot of money or having a huge kitchen, it’s about using the space as best you can!
My coffee station is the best way to start my day. Let’s face it….we often come into our kitchens blurry eyed and tired. By assembling all of my coffee gear in one spot I can simply make a cup without having to think. The mugs are in the cabinet above my Keurig on the counter. I have all of my KCups in a glass jar on the counter ready to go. Not only does this help me with being able to grab them easily, I can see how many I have on hand and know when I need to reorder.
All of my other coffee making gear is also in the cabinet. I sometimes use a french press or a drip cup system and I keep all of these items in the same cabinet. I know, I own a lot of mugs. However, I love them, use them, and for a while in my life, it was difficult to wash them (so I would need a bunch to make it through the week). I’m planning on paring down, but I’m giving myself some time to see which mugs I grab and use the most often.
I’m not going to show you all of my lower cabinets…I have more details on those coming in a future post. However, in order to maximize space and to prevent things from floating around, I used some organizational tools.
Cutting boards take up a lot of cabinet real estate when stored in a pile. This also makes them more difficult to use. I used a lid rack to keep my cutting boards upright and organized.
I use my egg rings more often than you’d think. So, I wanted to have them readily available. I used two small Command hooks to mount them to the inside of a cabinet door. This works for all kinds of utensils and it’s usually unused space. Check out what you can add hooks to in order to utilize your cabinet space more effectively.
This is always a complex space to organize. Most people have lots of stuff under there…cleaners, detergents, extra supplies, and more. It’s not easy to keep it all in check. I used two main organizational tools. The first was an under sink organizer by Deco Brothers that I bought on Amazon. Remember, you need to measure your space before you order anything! I liked this organizer because the shelving was slightly adjustable and I could make it work for me.
From there, I grouped items into their usage; cleaning, maintenance, and dish care. I put items into Sterilite containers (in black) that I found at Target for about $1.50 a piece. I love using containers like this for cleaning products. If something leaks or spills, I can simply wash it out in the sink.
I like to hang my frequently used items off the front of the sink organizer so they are ready to be used multiples times a day, every day.
These are the most standard use of cabinets that you’ll see in my kitchen. I used a few shelf risers in the large double cabinet where I keep my plates, bowls, serving dishes, etc. I wish I could reach more of the items in the cabinet, but no organizer is going to make me taller. I’m considering adding a few more organizational tools to this space. However, I wanted to see how many plates and bowls I used at a time now that I have a dishwasher.
My spice cabinet is also fairly standard. I used two different types of turn tables to be able to access all of my spices. I placed my frequently used cooking ingredients, such as cooking spray and olive oil, close by as well.
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Stay tuned for more posts on our pantry, some more cabinet organization, and possibly even fridge and freezer!