Sue Eldred
Sue Eldred
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Organizing the Dreaded Kitchen Cabinet

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Most of us have that one cabinet in the kitchen that always seems to be out of control?

A few simple organization tricks helped my tame the mess.

organizing the dreaded kitchen cabinet

In an effort to tame the chaos (in my mind) during the holidays,

I like to find small problem areas around the house that I can work on a one at a time.

My kitchen cabinet next to my stove was one of those problems.

organizing the dreaded kitchen cabinet

This is embarrassing to show.

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has a cabinet like this one.

It’s probably the most used cabinet in the kitchen and it showed.

organizing the dreaded kitchen cabinet

With the help from my friends at Deflecto. (design team perks)

I got the kitchen cabinet project started. I asked Deflecto to send

me several of the medium caddy compartments*

from the Stackable Caddy Organizer*   (yes, you can buy just the compartments)

The medium caddy compartments were the perfect length to fit inside my cabinet.

FYI…there are three sizes of compartments that fit into the stacking caddy organizer.

organizing the dreaded kitchen cabinet

The first thing I did was to completely empty the cabinet and wipe it down.

I tossed all the outdated spices and discarded old medicines.

organizing the dreaded kitchen cabinet

I put like items together for easy grab and go.

organizing the dreaded kitchen cabinet

I removed the lids from a couple of the clear compartments to use with taller items. 

I love that the compartments are stackable. That helps eliminates wasted cabinet space.

organizing the dreaded kitchen cabinet

These really do come in handy when cooking.

Take it a step further in your organizing by labeling all the bins.

organizing the dreaded kitchen cabinet

The finished kitchen cabinet all clean and tidy.

It’s been a few weeks since I reorganized the cabinet and thanks to my new organizing compartments it still looks great.

Suggested materials:

  • Deflecto medium caddy compartment  (Amazon)
  • Deflecto stacking caddy organizer  (Amazon)
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1 comment
  • William
    on Jan 10, 2019

    Now this is a great solution. My spices are all stacked up in the cabinet. Have to rummage though to find spices for recipes. This is so cool.

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