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This Is the Best Method for Organizing Your Kitchen Cabinets

A woman looks at her kitchen cabinets.
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Sure, closets are notorious for being unorganized and cluttered, but if you’re anything like me, your kitchen cabinets are a close second. From throwing in pots and pans willy nilly after cleaning to unkempt spice racks, things can get messy. There’s a method that can help.

When organizing your kitchen cabinets, you should only think about one thing: your routine.

What does this mean in practice, though? Katie Holdefehr, senior editor at Real Simple, explained that you organize your items based on when and how you use them. Essentially, you’ll want to store items as close to where you use them as possible and reduce the amount of space between items that are commonly used together.

For example, if you’re a frequent coffee drinker, it might be wise to store your mugs not with your other drinkware but above your coffeepot. In that same space, you can also consider adding a shelf for sweeteners, coffee grounds and beans, and other accessories so that everything is together.

Better Houseware Undershelf Cup & Mug Hooks

Keep your mugs organized and displayed at the same time.

When it comes to cooking, you can keep commonly used seasonings, oils, and dry goods in a cabinet close to your stovetop. Place your most-used pots and pans in a single cabinet, and other less commonly used pieces in another. Essentially, you can break up your items. Don’t feel as though all of your pots and pans must go in one place, and all of your cooking goods should go together. Organize and arrange based on ease of access.

SimpleHouseware Cabinet Pantry Pot and Pan Organizer

Keep your pans straight with this handy vertical organizer.

If getting your cabinets into tip-top shape is part of your spring cleaning plans, this handy method might be the way to go. But for those who need some extra organizational help, you also check out these kitchen organizers.

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Shea Simmons is an Atlanta-based writer who has written about everything from whether Crisco is a good moisturizer to how to KonMari your space. Her work has appeared in Bustle, My First Apartment, and Make It Grateful. Read Full Bio »
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