The Best Way to Organize the Kitchen Cabinets

Organizing your kitchen cabinets is really a grand task, especially when you move to a new apartment. Recently I changed my apartment, and I was so curious about the kitchen cabinets. Then I found some amazing steps which I am sharing in this blog.

How to organize the kitchen cabinets? Start with focusing on spices, pots, and pans. By separating the kitchen into different categories like drawers, junk cabinets, pantry cabinets, and countertops, you can sort out essential items and get rid of excess items and then categorize subgroup items like baking items, special event dishes, and daily using dishes.

Organizing Strategy for Kitchen Cabinets

There are two different ways of organizing the kitchen cabinets. The first way is to jump there and do it at once. This strategy works best if you have a small kitchen.

Suppose you are planning a lot of rearranging things between kitchen cabinets or truly need to do a lot of cleaning. It depends on the current state of your kitchen cabinets and how many you have to organize. It could take from a couple of hours to a whole day. In this case, You should be patient.

It works best if you don’t plan on doing a lot of rearranging, swapping things between two cabinets.

Now I have my set up to organize the cabinets as I like them, this is generally the strategy that I use. The key is not to make things excessively overpowering.

What Makes a Kitchen Cabinet Perfect?

If you recoil each time you open your kitchen cabinet, it might be an ideal time to clean up. If you are looking for some perfect kitchen cabinets, you should consider the following points in mind. 

  • Label your container  and Boxes
  • Install pop Up shelves
  • For bottles, use LAZY SUSANS
  • Hang a corkboard
  • Use towel bar as a spray bottles hanger

Declutter Kitchen Cabinets

Before organizing kitchen cabinets, it is so important to declutter any space. It will let you know what you have in those cabinets.

Also, I have found that when I have less stuff, I use them more.  And finally, it will not waste your time and energy in maintaining and organizing the stuff you don’t need. Throw out broken plates, glasses, and mismatched containers.

Thorough Cleaning

It is the only way to know what you can throw, for example, expired food. When you have emptied the kitchen cabinet, make sure to clean all cabinets’ surfaces, including all corners and top. 

There are some other options for cleaning; you should consider them when you clean:

  • Use an abrasive cleaner with baking soda to remove scuff marks.
  • Use a handheld vacuum for loose particles and crumbs.
  • Wipe the cabinets with multi-purpose spray and microfiber cloth.
  • Use a disinfecting spray for food spills.

Kitchen Organizer Container

When you are taking care of things into their zones, remember their work structure. 

For instance, if you use a specific cutting board more than another, regardless it isn’t as pretty, move it to the front. Your kitchen cabinet should be usable, not photogenic.

There are various kitchen stock arrangements available. For charming ideas, place spatulas and spoons in a jar on your counter. Use decorative containers, for example, mason jars, to store dry items on your counter. 

If small stuff messes your cabinets, you should use a little pocket organizer on the door for soup packets and butter packets. Just ensure that the organizer doesn’t interfere with the rack; most stick out two to four inches, so choose the flattest type.

What to Store in Upper Kitchen Cabinets?

You can store the following items in your upper cabinets:

  • Food: If you don’t have any pantry, then it is recommended for you to store food in your upper cabinet. But if you have a pantry, then store as much as food you can. Leave the cabinets for appliances, pans, and pots.
  • Cookbooks: Store your books in upper cabinets because you don’t need them as often as dishes and food.
  • Dishes and Glasses: For quicker cleanup and storage, you can store your dishes and glasses on the drying rack or your dishwasher.
  • Food Containers: You can store your glass and plastic food containers above the counter space when you fill them with leftover food or with other stuff.

What to Store in Lower Cabinets?

  • Appliances: You should store your appliances just below your working area. If you are using it daily then you should move it to the countertop.
  • Pans, Pots, and Baking Sheets: To maximize your space store kitchen pot and pans together. Lids should also be stored there vertically.
  • Mixing bowls, Spinners, and Cutting Boards: For easy drying up and storage, you can store them near the drying rack or dishwasher if possible.
  • Cleaning Supplies: Cleaning supplies should be stored under the bottom cabinets preferably under the sink.

Make Things Accessible

Kitchen cabinet space costs more, so you should use the space and make things easy to access. Keep frequently used things in inaccessible locations like front cabinets or on the counter. Furthermore, remember about using your cabinet inside doors for additional capacity!.

For water bottle storage, you can use Acrylic sticks on the bin inside of a cabinet. 

In case you have a short space in your kitchen, rarely used things can even be put away outside of the kitchen in another place that has some extra space.

How do I maximize my corner kitchen cabinets?

When you start searching kitchen cabinet and corner cabinet designs, you will most likely observe the term “corner cabinet.” It is a blind corner that is made where two opposite lines of the cabinet meeting. Mostly in less effective designs, this space is not accessible from any door. A blind corner cabinet is better used in limited kitchen storage, which reaches out to the corner and occupies the unused space. 

The disadvantage of a blind corner cabinet is that it tends to be hard to get to the back because there is no door opening to that part of the cabinet. It needs long arms and a reasonable piece of grabbing around for what you’re searching for in the back.

I had a blind corner cabinet in my last kitchen and found that my family wound up simply putting away massive and sometimes used things way in the back. It was in a way that is better than not having that extra room; however, it is not valuable.


I hope these guidelines give you various options for kitchen cabinet organization ideas. Just remember one thing that you can work on one cabinet at a time. When you have your system down, it gets much easier.

I suggest that you arrange your items, store them, and maintain this kitchen cabinet organization.