As the new year begins, it is a great time to take stock of what you have, and get organized. Starting with your home is a great way to start fresh! Cabinetry can often be overlooked when it comes to organizing, but taking the time to go through your cupboards and drawers can make a big difference in how your home looks and feels.
Whether it's in the kitchen, bathroom, or another room in your house, having the right cabinetry makes all the difference. But what about organizing everything inside those cabinets? It can be tricky to put together storage solutions that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
To make sure your cabinets are set up for success this year here are a few tips from the Cabinet Chic to get you started!
Chic Organization Tips:
- Corral Food Containers
- Charge in a Convenient Space
- Install a Spice Rack
- Hide Your Trash
- Declutter Under the Sink
Corral Food Containers
If you have a mountain of plastic food storage containers that are on the brink of falling out of your cabinets at any moment, you’re not alone. We aren’t surprised that this is often the most disorganized space in homeowners’ kitchens. Food containers typically just get thrown in the cabinet once washed and dried. It happens.
Consider pull-out drawers to help you sort your containers and lids by size, making them easier to find, thus taking up less space.
You can further organize your space with the help of drawer dividers that keep smaller containers and lids together for easy access.
Plus, if you have a lazy Susan in the corner of your kitchen, you can organize it with dividers or a plate rack to be the ultimate food container storage space.
Organization Upgrades > Lazy Susan Alternatives for Your Kitchen
Charge in a Convenient Space
Are you tired of looking at the clutter on your countertops caused by your devices and their cords? Then you're not alone! Unsightly wires, USB ports and charging stations can take up precious space in our homes, making it difficult to maintain an organized and aesthetically pleasing environment. But don't worry, there are ways to get rid of this mess and make the most of your counterspace.
You can eliminate this problem by transforming your junk drawer into an in-drawer charging station. This station not only charges your devices in one convenient space, but it’ll keep the cord clutter to a minimum. Yes!
Spice it Up!
Do you ever find yourself digging through your cabinets, looking for that one spice to complete a dish? Have you ever wished there was an easier way to find and organize the wide array of herbs and spices in your kitchen? If so, then it's time to step up your herb and spice organization game!
You can keep everything in sight and within reach when cooking with a built-in spice rack.
By arranging spices vertically, you can save space, plus spices, seasonings, and herbs will be easy to find when you are cooking.
Consider making use of the small space between your refrigerator and your cabinetry for your spices. They’ll be out of the way but within easy reach, a win-win!
Having a garbage can and recycling bin in the kitchen is essential for proper waste management, but finding the best location for them can be difficult. The size of the garbage can and recycling bin take up space, and it might not always fit perfectly with your kitchen’s aesthetic.
Get organized by hiding your trash and recycling in a built-in cabinet. Pull-out drawers can hide your trash and recycle bins away, but still make them easy to access.
Cabinet Chic Tip: We recommend installing a pull-out trash bin next to the sink, dishwasher, or somewhere on the island for easy access when prepping, cooking, and cleaning up after dinner.
Under the Sink
The cabinet under the sink is a great storage solution for many household items, but it can quickly become cluttered and disorganized. Often, we shove things into this space without much thought, only to forget about them later. This leads to wasted time and money when we purchase duplicates of items we already have or struggle to find what we need. We get it, there isn’t an obvious way to organize this space, you have to work around the plumbing fixtures after all!
- You can easily declutter the under-the-sink area by installing hooks for dish towels and dowels for garbage bags in the kitchen.
- A shelf could be the ideal space for storing garbage bags and sponges.
Plus, our craftsmen could easily design a pull-out tray or drawer to keep household cleaners and other products within easy access.
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Refresh Your Space for 2023
Ready to get started on that organization resolution? Here at C & C Cabinets, we love creating unique storage solutions, transforming even the smallest of spaces into beautiful functional spaces! From built-in cabinetry to shelving, we can design the perfect solution for your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, or other space.