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Four steps to organise kitchen cupboards

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Follow our kitchen organization hacks and quickly organise kitchen cupboards, taking them from chaotic to neat and manageable, without spending loads of money, time or effort.

We’ve got lots of kitchen organization ideas that are easy to follow and affordable.

You don’t need to spend a whole lot of money to have your kitchen organized.

Our kitchen organization ideas are even suitable for small kitchens where space is limited and you need to make the most of every tiny bit of available space.

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How to organise kitchen cupboards

1. Empty the contents of the cupboard

  • Empty everything out of the cupboard onto the work top and table. Make sure you pull out all the contents, it’s much easier to organize if you can see everything you have.

2. Sort through the contents

  • Look at every item and decide if you want to keep it.
  • Ditch any broken items and donate to charity any items still usable but unwanted.
  • Go through food items and get rid of anything that’s spoilt or past it’s use-by date.

3. Clean the cupboards

  • Vacuum the insides of the cupboards to remove any crumbs, dust and bits.
  • Next clean the insides of the cupboards using hot water and washing up liquid or if they’re particularly grubby squirt with antibacterial spray and wipe the surfaces down.

4. Fill the cupboards back up

  • Put the contents of the cupboard back, arrange them neatly – stack like with like, use storage boxes and arrange everything so that you can easily access the items you use frequently.

Kitchen organization ideas we love!

  • Clear plastic stackable boxes – great for keeping small items neat and organised and easy to reach. You can pick up storage boxes like this from IKEA or similar products from The Range and Lakeland. 
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  • Pan lids and roasting tins stacked upright so they’re easy to access and use.
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  • Food cans stacked so that you can read the labels easily.
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  • Decanting dried goods like rice, pasta and lentils into glass jars so that it’s easy to see what you have. Try IKEA, The Range and even pound stores for low cost glass storage jars.
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  • Drawer dividers for cutlery
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  • Try using a Lazy Susan for easy access to food in cupboards in the corners of the room which are difficult to access.
  • Snack bins that the kids can rummage through – I tend to use stainless steel storage crates to store the kids snacks, they’re easy to pull out of the cupboards and easy for the kids to choose the snacks they like.
  • Use hooks on inside of doors to squeeze more into your storage spaces – we like the Command Hooks, that just stick onto the surface easily, using the insides of cupboard doors just adds to your overall usable storage space.

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More Kitchen Cleaning Tips To Try

  • How to clean the kitchen sink – how to clean the kitchen sink properly – after use, daily and weekly cleaning routines to keep the kitchen sink clean and hygienic.

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