3 Kitchen Organization Tips

April 6, 2023

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A few weeks ago, I went full ham in the kitchen, tackling some much-needed organization in a few desperate areas. Shortly after moving in, we had professional organizers come and give us a jump start in a season of overwhelm. But as you know, as life goes on, cupboards and drawers need consistent maintenance and adjusting. So I thought I would share a few kitchen organization changes that I made in ours.

You can find all of the details and sources for our kitchen here!

Store like things together

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Okay, this is self-explanatory and probably obvious, but I used to store our dishes together in sets until recently, and it was a very “duh” moment. We have these two cabinet towers on either side of the range, and I was very tired of having to lift stacks of dishes to get what I wanted. So, I decided to put all bowls on one side and the plates on the other.

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And now I have perfect reach for everything I might need, especially with the also recent addition of our multi-purpose step-stool.

Contain clutter-prone items

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I mentioned in this kitchen organization post that our linen drawer has been overflowing with cluttered cloths and napkins. I needed to be able to grab a set of napkins without disturbing the rest of them–enter in these pretty organizer bags. I love that I can see everything so clearly and can stack them vertically! I even kept the napkin rings in their own separate bags.

Take advantage of vertical space

Last but certainly not least, and something I think we all learned from Marie Kondo herself, is to take advantage of the space and store things vertically! I used these wire storage organizers to store our serving trays, and now I can easily grab just the ones I need without disturbing all the rest. We have built in dividers in our cabinet with Chris’s favorite baking sheets and pans, but I love the flexibility with this cabinet! For now, this is exactly what we need in here!

Overall, I think the lesson is to keep tweaking and adjusting to do what works best for your space and your lifestyle!

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  1. D says:

    Great ideas. When we “grow” out of thinking dish sets need to stay together we have such freedom!

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