Let me show you how to organize a small kitchen and keep it that way by showing you some of my favorite organizing tips and tricks!
The kitchen is the hub of your home and when it’s a mess you are a mess, am I right? When my house gets overwhelmingly messy, I start with the kitchen. Once the kitchen is done, I feel so much better. There are different tips, tricks and kitchen storage hacks I’ve learned over the last few years I know will be helpful to you and your family. Implementing organizational systems are essential when it comes to keeping your kitchen organized and functioning and I have some simple ways to do so. Having a smaller kitchen has definitely trained me to keep our mess to a minimum. Let’s get organizing, shall we?!
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How to Organize a Small Kitchen
Start with the Pantry
One of the very few things I would change about our house is the size of our small pantry.. however, I love a good organizing challenge! I am excited to share my pantry organization tips and tricks with you to help organize your space and keep it that way! My organizational discoveries work for pantries of all sizes too! So, if your blessed with more pantry space than we are, I know these tips will still come in good use for you! Did you know an organized pantry can save you money? Personally, I save a lot of money at the grocery store when my pantry is organized because I tend to not buy so many duplicates. Anyone else have multiple jars of cumin? lol
First step is to take everything out of your pantry. This is a good time to consolidate multiple containers and toss out old food. Then you will want to break your food up into categories such as cans, boxes, snacks, etc.. Your categories will be unique to you and your family’s needs.
Once you have sorted through your food, you can start placing your goods back into your pantry by category. Again, your categories will depend on your family. We store large items at the top, our boxed items, snack and bread bins, cans, and then we leave the floor empty due to the occasional mouse friend (#countrylife).
I go into greater detail about my favorite bins and other organizers on my Pantry Organization 101 post.
Get Rid of those Wire Shelves.. Or at Least Cover them Up!
Not only is wire shelving ugly but the large gaps between the wires make them impractical too. Stuff can fall through the gaps so easily! However, having them replaced with wooden shelves isn’t feasible right now. I have used this amazing hack on our pantry and our linen closet so far and I love it!
It’s safe to say that I’m not the biggest fan of this builder-grade shelving solution, which is why I am showing you how to cover the wire shelving for super cheap! Did you know you can update your wire shelves with just foam board and pretty contact paper? Seriously! It cost me less than $10 to update my pantry and linen closet! It’s so easy too! Check out the full tutorial here: Wire shelving Tutorial
Free Kitchen Conversion Chart Printable
I’m not sure if I should count this as an organization tip, but this cheat sheet sure makes meal prep flow a lot easier! My FREE kitchen conversion chart printable is your new best cooking buddy! We use it every time we cook. I taped it to the back of our cabinet so we can easily access it at any point during meal prep. Click here for your free copy!
Kitchen Organization Products that are Actually Good
Do you ever feel like you spend more time rummaging through your kitchen drawers and cabinets than you do making your meals? Life is better when your kitchen flows effortlessly. My husband and I’s first home was rather small with very little storage, so you can consider me a kitchen organization expert. You don’t have to have a Pinterest mansion to be organized. I compiled a product list I consider A MUST when organizing a kitchen, as well as tips and tricks on how to keep your kitchen flowing nicely. The pots and pans organizer you see above is probably my absolute favorite organizer in our kitchen Check out my Favorite Kitchen Organization Products here!
How to Declutter your Kitchen Quickly!
Let’s be honest with ourselves, we only use 3-5 cooking utensils, so why are we digging through a drawer full of gadgets we don’t use? It’s time for a kitchen declutter! Let’s make some room in those drawers and cabinets and make cooking more enjoyable. I think a kitchen deserves a declutter about every 6 months. Actually, I think all rooms in your house should be on a 6 month declutter rotation. I just decided that. One moment while I add some declutter reminders to my calendar. Decluttering and organizing is the cheapest therapy you can buy! Seriously, a cluttered home is a cluttered mind! Let me show you how to declutter a kitchen with my list of foolproof tips here.
Lazy Susans are Back Baby!
Last year, I rediscovered the genius invention that is a lazy susan and I am never going back! They have great functionality by allowing you to use corners effectively and keep spaces tidy. There should be one in every room and closet (#lifegoals of an organizing freak). You can use them in your cabinets, pantry, refrigerator and even on your countertop. Take a look at all the ways I use mine and also how I jazzed mine up a little with a simple DIY. Trust me on this you guys, the lazy susan is back! No more lost condiment jars in the back of the cabinet. Check out my lazy susan post here!
Share How you Organize Your Home
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