I spend a lot of time in my kitchen, so you'd think that my cabinets would be meticulously organized. Not so much. I heave things back onto shelves while cooking, which means that I can never find what I need, I accidentally buy doubles of items, and am constantly left with a giant mess.
Last year I hired
to get my
in order and I finally decided to do the same thing with my kitchen (after I bought my third box of baking soda). I now have beautifully organized cabinets that display all of the contents in a way that's both aesthetically pleasing and functional. Since I find it fun to peek into other peoples' kitchens, here's a glimpse of mine along with a few simple tips.
Use containers (I have these) to corral items you reach for the most (for me, that includes a lot of baking supplies) and use a label maker to easily identify them.
I used to have a massive bin with all of my packaging supplies loosely floating around. I now keep them in
organized by category (ie decorative ties, cupcake liners, and bags).
My favorite new addition is the
that allows me to stack items so I can see what's in the very back.
I traded in my wire utensil holder (that was about 8" too small) for one (
) that now fits perfectly and doesn't wiggle around every time I open the drawer.
My various types of flour now line the top shelf. Since I use them often, but not on a daily basis, they didn't need to be front and center on the bottom shelf.
Perhaps the smallest change that had the biggest impact:
. My old drawers suddenly feel new with sweet dotted liners.
Sprinkles, glitter, and food coloring now have a home in one, easy-to-grab basket.