When you reface or replace your cabinets, you won’t be able to get the maximum enjoyment out of them unless you keep them organized. It’s surprising how quickly kitchen cabinets can become cluttered and disorganized. One day, everything seems fine, and the next day, you can’t find anything and things fall out when you open the doors. Fortunately, staying on track with your cabinet organization doesn’t have to be time consuming or impossible. These steps will help.
Assess Your Current Setup
Organizing your cabinets gives you the perfect opportunity to rearrange where things are kept. Assess your kitchen overall and think about how easy it is to use. Do you flow between work areas and supplies easily, or do you have all your baking sheets on the opposite side of your kitchen from your oven? Before you start organizing, decide which items you want to keep where, so you can make any necessary changes as you go.
Clean and Adjust Shelves
To organize your cabinets, they will need to be clean, so take out everything and scrub the insides of the cabinets. Placing shelf liner on the shelves will help things stay clean in the future. If you have tall items that are always out of reach because of the height of your shelves, don’t make your items inconvenient to get. Instead, adjust your shelves. If you’re getting new cabinets, you can specific shelf heights, but most cabinets have easily adjustable shelves, so you can make them meet your specific needs.
Stack Items So They’re Easy to Use
Putting your favorite casserole dish at the bottom of a pile of bowls or other kitchen equipment leads to disorganization, because that stack will inevitably get messier and messier as you pull out dishes to use. Put items into your cabinets with some thought about how often you use them and how easy they are to access, so it’s easy to keep things in order.
At Southwest Kitchen & Bath, we offer services ranging from full kitchen remodels to cabinet refacing in Tucson. If you’re interested in giving your kitchen a face lift, call us at (520) 531-9187.