In many homes, the kitchen is one of the busiest rooms, making it a great candidate for remodeling. But once a kitchen remodel is complete, there’s still a lot of organizational work that needs to be done. Here are a few tips for organizing all the dishes, cups, and cookware in new kitchen cabinets.
Decide What Stays and What Goes
From coffee mugs to cookware and wine glasses to cool gadgets, there’s no end to the list of things that fill the cabinets in most kitchens. It may be the hardest part of organizing after a kitchen remodel, but it’s very helpful to go through everything one by one and decide what should stay and what should go. When there’s less clutter, organizing everything into new cabinets will be a much simpler and more satisfying process.
Take Measurements and Install a Shelf Liner
Before putting a single plate or pan back into new cabinets, take measurements of all the available storage space to know exactly how much room is available and how each cabinet can be used efficiently. For example, vertical space can be maximized if larger cabinets are reserved for large items or stackable smaller items. And don’t forget to install shelf liners, which can help to protect more delicate items like glasses and china from chips and scratches.
Sort Items by Type
There are strategic ways to sort and place items into certain cabinets to maximize convenience later on. For example, it makes sense to store plates, glasses, and other similar items close together and keep them all close to the dishwasher for easy unloading. Similarly, larger pots, pans, and baking sheets are better off near the stove and oven, where they’re most likely to be used. Each kitchen is unique, so the cabinet organization should reflect how the room will be used most often.
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