New Year, new house goals! January is the perfect time to get organized and set yourself up for success all year long. Once your home is tidy, neat, and organized you operate better on all fronts. Today, I’m showing you how this I transformed my kitchen from scary to smart & simple with these kitchen organization products from Amazon.
With these steps on how to organize your pantry like a pro, you’ll be on your way to wanting to re-organize your entire home for a really affordable price. Read on to see all the items I used from Amazon and how much it cost.
How to Organize Kitchen Cabinets
Step 1: PURGE
Let’s start from the top-down. Organizing your kitchen cabinets is easiest when you are starting from scratch. If you’ve recently moved into a new home, you’ve got the upper hand! If you haven’t already, go ahead and purge items you haven’t used in a while.
When I say PURGE, I mean it. You aren’t going to like it at first but you probably need to get rid of more stuff than you’re comfortable with. Most of what’s stressing you out in your kitchen is the clutter — the stuff you don’t or haven’t used in forever. When in doubt, just throw it out.
Start organizing your kitchen cabinets by pulling everything out where you can see it. This is usually the most daunting part of the organization process. The best rule of thumb when organizing your kitchen cabinets is to try and have sets of everything. If you have a bunch of cups that don’t match, it might be time to toss the ones that don’t have mates. Plus, things that are uniform just look better and will make you happier when you open the cabinet doors each day (trust us).
Step 2: SORT
The next step in the kitchen storage and organization process is to sort and move things around so that what you need is within arm’s reach. Hint: you might not get this right on the first try. Once you start to move around in your kitchen, things might start to find new and better homes. That’s ok! You need to organize in a fashion that works for your lifestyle, but here are some good rules of thumb when looking for how to organize your kitchen cabinets.
- Cutlery and dishes should be near the sink
- Spices and cooking instruments, whether rubber spatula or skillet, should be near the stove (our favorite spice jars and labels from Amazon)
- Cups and mugs should be near the fridge or a bar area
- Put knives and chopping boards near your prep area
- Store sugar, flour, rolling pins, cookie sheets, and other baking essentials together
Step 3: ORGANIZE
These Drawer dividers and clear bins from Amazon are some of the best things you can use to organize your kitchen. Bamboo drawer dividers are so great because they are adjustable and can be used in so many different ways. If your drawers are cluttered with utensils, try using drawer dividers to separate them into sections. You could even label each section if needed! A lazy susan is also a great organization and storage piece for things like bottles, cans, etc.
Clear bins are an absolute must-have when planning how to organize your kitchen. When you open up your cabinets, you’ll want to have the ability to see clearly — at a quick glance — what you have in front of you. Clear bins help smaller items have a home in such large cabinets. We are in love with these clear stacking drawers for items like snacks, dishwasher pods, etc.
Southern Source Side Note: it’s also a good idea to label the bins so whoever is in your kitchen helping put things away know where items go!
Curious as to where a lot of the bigger items in this kitchen went? They are now being stored under the enlarged kitchen island!
Now that you have some simple storage solutions to help you get started on making your kitchen function at its full capacity. Tag me on social media @thesouthernsource so we can inspire everyone to get organized in 2023.