How to best organize my new kitchen cabinets?

  6 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 18, 2017

  • Ana Bacallao Ana Bacallao on Dec 18, 2017
    I think you have a lot of options but first must decide where you will store everything. It’s helpful to think of your kitchen in terms of work zones: food storage, dishware storage, cleanup (sink and dishwasher), prep, and cooking zone. Store items according to their related zone. If you tend to have more than one person cooking the meal with you, you might create a second prep zone. Alternatively, you might want to add a baking zone or other specialty zones so everything is organized and kept in the proper places. Items you use most often, should be easy to reach while once a year items can be stored up on high. You have lots of options but ultimately it will be what works best for you.

  • LibraryKAT LibraryKAT on Dec 19, 2017
    Both previous answers are good. Think about where you use items and organize for that. For example all my baking things (food and pans) are in the cabinets by my biggest prep counter and my pots and pans are by the stove. Think work stations. Good luck! :-)

  • SandyG SandyG on Dec 19, 2017
    Base it on how you use your kitchen. You will want the most used items within easy reach and less used items either stored up high out of sight or in the back of cabinets. If you have small kids and they get snacks for themselves, keep that area or drawer space away from stove or dishwasher. Much of the time when setting up a kitchen or room, it takes time to use it and make necessary adjustments as you go.

  • Ili Ili on Dec 19, 2017
    I try to have very little on the counters, thus I have on of the deeper drawers with our good size toaster, another with most of lids, one of the longest shallow drawers have low compartment with not too much used cutlery, knives, etc., and on top is my wooden block (abt. 1-1/2" thick x 12x20") fits perfectly above the compartments....Different, but works very well for us...

  • Ili Ili on Dec 19, 2017
    thus I have one...