Cabinets are one of the main features of any kitchen. With the right care, you won’t have to worry about reinstalling new ones anytime soon. According to Bob Vila, quality cabinets can last up to 50 years, or more than 100 years when made from real wood. One of the ways you can preserve your cabinets is through good organizational practices. Here are a few tips to follow.
Incorporate Smaller Storage
Make cabinet storage more convenient by incorporating smaller storage elements like boxes, baskets, and bins. These smaller storage items can make it easier to categorize and find things. You can buy containers in different colors and sizes for even better organization. You can also insert under-shelf hanging pockets.
Take advantage of the vertical capacity of each cabinet. Things like cans and smaller boxes can comfortably be stacked on top of each other. If some areas are hard to reach, place a stepping stool in the area where your cabinets are.
Use Pantry Containers
When you buy certain dried goods like grains, it’s best to remove them from their original packaging and place them in pantry storage containers. If you eat a lot of rice, pasta, flour, and sugar, those items can be bought in bulk and will last longer in such containers. These items could include glass jars or large plastic ones. Some pantry containers may also come with a dispenser for easy access.
Make things easier on yourself by grouping the same type of items. Do you enjoy eating a lot of cereal? Give your cereal and oatmeal their own cabinet space. Put all your soups and sauces in the same area.
Be Careful With Heavy Items
Are there certain heavier items like large glass jars or jugs of items that you purchase? For safety reasons and ease of reach, put those items in your lower cabinets. Then lighter items like cereal boxes can go further up.
There’s nothing like opening up your cabinet doors and revealing beautifully stacked items that are organized almost like a grocery store. Your cabinets can last a long time with the right care. Plus, with good organization, it’ll be so much easier for you to find things when you need them. If you have any questions about cabinets and how to organize them, give City One Design Gallery a call today.