Spring cleaning usually conjures up images of dusting, mopping, and all those tasks designed to nix dirt and grime. However, organizing your home can be a vital part of creating a peaceful abode. Instead of overwhelming yourself, break your home organization tasks into smaller projects. Here are the tips and tricks you need to best organize your kitchen cupboards.
Out with the old
One of the easiest ways to make space in your kitchen cupboards is to eliminate anything old, broken, or unused. Whether it’s food items or kitchen appliances, listen to the following — if it hasn’t been touched in ages and/or is expired, it’s time to channel your inner Marie Kondo or Elsa from Frozen and let it go.
Make space by moving special occasion items
Many households have items stashed in their kitchen cupboards that only get used once or twice a year. Things like large serving platters or festive dishes can take up a lot of real estate in your kitchen, rarely seeing the light of day. While you don’t have to get rid of your holiday dishware or specialty items, it may be a promising idea to find alternative locations to store them. This will allow you to make more space for everyday pieces. Think of it this way: would you rather have to pull something out of storage once a year, or have it in the way the other 364 days?
Invest in lazy Susans
Lazy Susan’s were invented by Thomas Jefferson in the 18th century and are a common sight in many modern kitchens. A lazy Susan is an outstanding way to make full use of deep cabinets by allowing users to rotate the platform, bringing items from the back of cupboards to the front. A lazy Susan is an excellent choice for corner cupboards, as well as cabinets that are above your head or near the floor.
Consider cabinet risers
In many kitchens, cupboard shelves are positioned in a way that wastes a lot of space. Instead of placing items on shelves and leaving 10 to 15 inches of empty space above said items, you can utilize cabinet risers to create a double-decker effect — doubling your storage space!
Believe in baskets
One easy trick to keep your kitchen cupboards looking organized is by using baskets to hold and contain smaller items. Storage container lids, kitchen supplies, and utensils should all be corralled in an attractive basket or box to keep cupboards looking neat and help you avoid a kitchen cupboard avalanche.