Stellar Ways to Organize Your Kitchen Cabinets

Builders know that the value of a house depends on the beauty, space, and convenience of the kitchen. Families spend a lot of time in the kitchen. It makes sense that they want a nice, big, layout. Even in this busy world that keeps us on a tight schedule, the kitchen is the heart of the home. This is the room where we share meals or connect with each other while rushing out for school and work.

A kitchen with plenty of cabinets, drawer, and pantry space quickly become chaotic and frustrating, when you have to search for everything you need. Wouldn’t it be great if you could spend your time actually cooking instead of searching for a lid or a serving spoon? There are many ways to organize a kitchen that works for you? When everything you need is in its own space cooking and cleaning are easier tasks, and you can tame the clutter.

Map out your kitchen

Before you begin putting in spacers, racks, and hooks, map out your kitchen. The cabinets that are within arms reach of the stove should house the spices and herbs you use often. Mount a metal, slide-out wire rack on one side of the cabinet. This gives you two wire drawers to pull out. Place your much-loved spices in one drawer, and cooking utensils in the other. While you are cooking, everything is at hand.

The cabinet above your stove is harder to get to. If things get cluttered you can drop things while trying to get something from the cabinet and that can cause some nasty burns. This is a great place to store seasonal items. The platter that is used at Thanksgiving and the dinnerware you use for Christmas, and other items that you rarely need can easily go into the cabinet and be out of your way. You get the idea.

Here are some other organization ideas:

  • Install a slide out cabinet (with a fully enclosed bottom) near the stove. When you slide it out, you have ample room for pots and pans organized small to large. Install a wire rack on the inside of the cabinet drawer. The rack will have a row open places much like an office wall file, except wider. This is to hold the pot lids. The lids are easily at your fingertips when you are cooking.
  • Change your upper cabinet doors to glass. Add horizontal racks to display your dishes. Place hooks on the top and hang cups, wine glasses (hang from the stem of the glass).
  • The cabinet under the sink should have the slide out cabinet so your cleaning products are in one (locked) place
  • Place wooden dividers in your drawers to organize your silverware. Moving from the left bottom to the right top, you will have room for even long spoons and salad forks.
  • Corner cabinets should have a lazy-susan built in. This is for items that you like to cook with occasionally.

The Pantry

The Pantry is one of the most cluttered areas in the kitchen. Install the inside door racks again. Use one to hole plastic or paper bag. Use another for foil and plastic wrap. Place a series of oblong or cloth baskets on at least one wall. Label where you want things. For example, one basket can be for dried pasta. Another might be for snacks. A third can hold condiments like mustard, ketchup, or mayo. Use a larger basket for fresh bread and yet another for fruits. Save the non-basketed shelves for staple items like sugar, flour, and cornmeal. If you have airtight containers to store these in, that is best.

Store your canned goods in the pantry either by food group or alphabetically. As you use the food, rotate the cans, pulling the oldest to the front.


Having a large kitchen does not make it an efficient kitchen. To get the most of your cabinet space, it must be organized and mapped out so that it gives you the freedom to create your meals. There are many kinds of cabinet and many ways to adapt them. For more information click the link.

Upgrading your kitchen will likely raise the value of your home. It will surely make living there easier and more enjoyable. Your family deserves a cozy and stylish kitchen. It may be as easy as buying new cabinets,