Kitchen Cabinet Organizing Tips

Unless you have a custom kitchen built, the cabinet designers make their cabinets pretty plain so they are versatile in many applications. This basic layout doesn’t do much for keeping things organized for easy use.

Once you spend sometime in your kitchen and have figured out where things will go, you can start adding little things that will make cabinet organizing them much easier.

Adding some hooks and hanger to some of your cabinets can really add room for things that take up way to much space when laying down. Hooks will also make it easy to find those things that seem to get lost in the cabinet or drawer.

Grab your baking essentials such as measuring spoons, cups, lightweight mixers and whisks, as well as your Command™ Brand products.  Determine which cabinet you want to create your organized baker set-up and follow all surface prep instructions on the back of the packaging.

Organized baking cabinet! Great ideas to maximize cabinet space!

Following package instructions, mount one Command™ Quartz Key Rail to the inside of the cabinet.  Repeat to mount additional key rails in the cabinet.

I used three key rails across the top of the bottom section.

Organized baking cabinet! Great ideas to maximize cabinet space!

Following package instructions, apply one Command™ Medium Clear Hook to the inside of the cabinet.  Repeat to apply additional clear hooks on the sides of the cabinet.  I used one on each side– two on the bottom and two on the top.

You can also use the insides of the doors to hang the small items so you have more storage in the cabinet.

Organized baking cabinet! Great ideas to maximize cabinet space!

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Using hooks in all your cabinets will keep things better organized.

Organizing Your Kitchen.

Kitchen cabinet organization

When you think of organizing your kitchen, you need to consider where you use certain things, such as what items are used around the sink, what items are used around the stove, and plan to place those items closest to where they will be used.

Once you know what you want to put where, then comes the task of how to organize everything to fit in the cabinets where you want to store these items.

  • Storage by the sink for frequently used items
  • Drawers close to the dishwasher and sink for cutlery
  • Spice storage near the range
  • Adding deep, wide drawers under counters and at lower levels if space allows
  • Dividers and inserts to keep cabinets and drawers organized
  • Using extra space for odd-sized objects such as wine bottles, baking sheets, and cookbooks

Under sink storage

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Installing roll out racks and drawers will help keep cabinets well organized as you can easily get to the items in the rear of the cabinet without pulling everything apart.

  • Shelving that pulls out to make reaching objects in the back easier
  • Cubes and separators to organize foods, spices, cleaning supplies, and pots and pans
  • Containers for storage of small objects
  • Organizers and baskets made from wire to promote airflow
  • Shelves that attach to or hang over doors to use all available space
  • Height-adjustable shelving for flexibility

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Cabinet Drawer slides


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If you are doing a remodel, starting a plan on paper of what you will need as far as cabinets and drawers, and whether slides or hanging racks will work best for your situation.