Neat and Organized Kitchen Cabinets Neat and Organized Kitchen Cabinets

Clutter seems to creep into all corners of our homes, but those kitchen cabinets are notoriously unorganized and cluttered spaces. Keeping them neat and organized is not always easy, but the rewards of a well maintained and orderly kitchen environment are many. From easier meal preparation to less stress at holiday time, you will be glad you took the time to organize your kitchen cabinets.

Step 1: Remove Everything

If you are reorganizing a messy kitchen, the first step is to take everything out of the kitchen cabinets. After everything has been removed from the cabinets, be sure to go through everything carefully. Chances are good that you will find quite a few items that can simply be discarded. This process will make the rest of your kitchen cabinet organization project a lot easier.

Step 2: Throw Out Junk

After you have discarded any unwanted items, the next step is to go through the items you are planning to keep and organize them into groups. Be sure to match up bowls with their lids, and place all errant silverware back into the silverware tray. Knives, forks and spoons have a way of straying into all parts of the kitchen, so be sure to place them all back where they belong.

This goes for serving spoons and other utensils as well. Some silverware drawers will include a larger compartment for serving utensils. If yours does not, be sure to set aside a special place in a readily accessible drawer where these larger spoons and utensils can easily be found.

Step 3: Organize

While everything is out of the cabinet it is a good idea to go through your pots and pans and arrange everything according to use, size, or whatever system works best for you. Be sure to match up your pots and pans with their corresponding lids and store everything appropriately. Finding the right frying pan or cooking pot can be quite a chore in many kitchens, and the time you take to organize those kitchen drawers will be well rewarded when it comes time to cook that big meal.

Step 4: Simplifying Cleaning

It is also a great idea to line the kitchen cabinets with shelf paper. This shelf paper can help protect the cabinets from damage as well as making it much easier to clean up those inevitable spills that occur. Shelf paper can also help to make those kitchen cabinets a more attractive part of your home.

As you get your kitchen organized, you may want to look into the purchase of a number of specialty products designed to keep everything you need close at hand. Adding a decorative cookware rack, for instance, can bring charm and elegance to the home while at the same time keeping the pots, pans and cooking utensils you use most close at hand. Adding a Lazy Susan, sliding basket or special shelving can also help create an organized and efficient kitchen.

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