We talk kitchen organizing solutions on our show this week. Here are 10 kitchen organizing tips that will help YOU get organized
#1 Use our END CLTR system to organize. Start with EMPTY.
Continue on with the END CLTR steps: Empty, Name PIles, Decide, Contain, Label, Test, Revisit!
#2 Create Zones
Here is the ‘baking pans’ zone. Every single baking pan should reside here. Other examples of common zone: beverage zone, medicine/first aid zone, crafts zone, etc.
#3 Stand Platters & Serving Dishes Upright
If you don’t have a cabinet that fancy use an insert like this:
#4 Create a “junk” drawer with partitions keeping only what you need access to in the kitchen.
#5 Adjust Cabinet Shelves
Clearing old notes and papers out of your cookbooks makes them visualy appealing. Read this recipe binder tutorial to make recipe binders for all those loose recipes.
THEN adjust the shelves so the books fit standing up!
Here is another example of adjusting shelves when trying to fit categories in one spot. Coffee cups and glasses were short enough to move the top shelf lower to make room for tall glasses and mugs.
#6 Use Bins
These clear plastic bins worked great in this client’s pantry. Contain the baking supplies. Dump snacks in a bin. Store pastas in a bin.
Here is a link to Chris Duffy’s pantry (scroll down to bottom of post) where she added blue bins and labeled them. Here kids know just where everything is!
#7 Get RID of Stuff!
That is the donate pile! The more you get rid of the less you have to organize and the better you will feel!
#8 Use Vertical Space
We used the upper wall space in a pantry to store a serving item. Easy access but out of the way!
#9 Add Turntables (AKA Lazy Susans)
And, here, in the lower cabinet this big lazy susan worked for easy access to smaller items in a hard-to-get-to space!
Here is the AMAZING pantry makeover by Decor Chick that we mentioned on the show. Take a look.
#10 Think Differently
Instead of thinking “Where should I put this?” think “Do I love and use this?” If not, get rid of it. If you do love and use it ask, “What category does it fit into?” It is all in the thought process.
Take baby steps and you will do great!!! As always, if you love our organizing tips please tell your friends, share them on Facebook and pin the photos on Pinterest!