Last week we started looking at how you can get the most out of your kitchen cabinets. Here are a few more ideas:
This might sound obvious but don’t over stuff your cupboards! Overstuffing is a recipe for disaster – and one of the cardinal sins of kitchen organisation. Not only will this lead to more chaos in the cupboards but an overstuffed kitchen cabinet is also visually unpleasant. You don’t want to come home to have jars, pots or pans falling on you. So keep things simple and be realistic and ruthless about what you need and don’t need.
Keep things tidy with drawer dividers, labels, and food storage containers. Jars can look neat and give a cool rustic kitchen vibe when filled with grains, rice, and cereals. Shelf risers are another good addition to your kitchen cabinets. Keeping the item higher at the back so you can see clearly what you have and don’t have.
Spices can also be neatly displayed to allow visibility. Consider a space shelf and label your spices for a neat and cohesive look, and avoiding you getting the cumin mixed up with the cinnamon.
Decanting is a fantastic way to organise and especially helpful if you have a small kitchen, where managing what’s coming into your kitchen (and what stays there) is really important.
Lets just say you have decided to not have kitchen cabinets and have opted for open shelving, this opens up new possibilities.
You now have an opportunity to display wall art, beautiful pots or an array chopping boards – shelving provides an opportunity to be decorative in the kitchen.
If you’re worried that the removal of a cabinet is taking away precious storage space, don’t worry, there are plenty of other storage places that you might not have considered.
Have a great weekend
Clinton and Fiona