Having an organized kitchen is absolutely satisfying to see and might lift your mood for cooking. Also, a neat and organized kitchen will make everything becomes a lot easier because you can find the tools needed in instant. Instead of piling up all the kitchenware at the same place that will only make it hard to find the stuff that you need, it would be better to categorize them by their type.
Among many storage types that you can find, the most common kitchen storage that many homeowners use is cabinets and drawers. There are several ways to make your cabinets and drawers look more organized and neat like using a divider. On this page, we will present some tips on how to organize your kitchen cabinets and drawers so it will make your cooking experience goes smoothly and organized.
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How to Organize Kitchen Cabinets and Drawers
1. Pan Organizer
Instead of stacking all the pans and pots in a normal way which will only make it hard to take out, you might want to add an additional feature like a pull-out or lazy susan so it’s easier to pick. If you’re going to use a feature like this picture, you can place the smaller size on the front and bigger ones on the back. Also, it would be best to place pans near the stove area so it’s much easier to reach and find.
2. Cutleries Divider
Now it’s the drawer that some people might miss to organize when in fact, drawers are spots that can help a lot to make a different look to the whole organizing game. Whether you make it by yourself or purchase in the nearest hardware store, it will definitely help your family members and you to find the cutleries that you need. If you have children, it will be less dangerous because you can place the sharp ones on the deeper side.
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3. Classic Wooden Divider
Here’s another drawer divider that you can use as a reference to make your drawer looks neater. In this image, the drawer divider can be used to divide cutleries and other small kitchenware like spoons, forks, knives, ladles, tongs, and lid opener. You can also use it to place your children’s personal cutleries and let them learn where and how to put their stuff neatly and organized.
4. Optimize Deep Drawer
If your drawer has a deep side, you can optimize it to store bigger pans and pots with the lids as well. Use this method to store the one that you use often under the countertop or prep area under the island. If the pans are not something that you use often, you might want to place them on the bottom part so it doesn’t make the important one pushed further.
5. Vertical Divider
This one is more suitable for dividing flat kitchenware like cutting board, baking pans, grilling grate, and others. Again, it will be simpler and easier to look at and pick instead of stacking them in a normal way. You can also save more space because you don’t have to stack them in an irregular and messy way.
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6. Jar’s Lids Container
As for this one, you can use a divider to divide jars and their lids. You can use this feature to differentiate between the jar and its lids from different sizes so you can store and find them easily for both lids and the jar itself.
7. Lid’s Storage
If the deep drawer is not available anymore, you can try to use the one that can be hung in the cabinet’s door. You can use it to hang the pan or pot’s lids so they won’t mix with the pans because if you stack closed pans and pots at the same place, you might run out of space.
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8. Raise the Height
For people who are not a fan of a divider, you can use this option to divide each kind of tableware based on the sizes and types. For smaller and lighter stuff, you can place it on top while a bigger one on the bottom. You can also customize the height and/or buy the one that you need.
9. Plate Holder
Every house will probably have tons of plates so if you’re afraid to stack them vertically because it might fall, you can try to use a plate holder that can hold the entire plates horizontally. Also, it looks safer and neater although it may look consuming more space.
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Now it’s time for you to take a look around your kitchen and start to make it more organized for the upcoming festive and new year party!