What Should You Keep in Your Kitchen Cabinets?

You may think you know what you should keep in your kitchen cabinets in your Salt Lake City home, but organizing experts say lots of homeowners make mistakes in this area. These mistakes end up wasting time — time you spend walking around your kitchen in circles and time you spend looking for items you can’t find (and maybe don’t even have). Here at AWA Kitchen Cabinets, we want you to make the most of your kitchen cabinets and enjoy them to the fullest, so we have some advice for you about what to keep in your kitchen cabinets.

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Keep Only 1 or 2 of Each Food Item

If you went to Costco and got a crate of boxed macaroni and cheese, there’s no need to keep it all on hand in your kitchen. No matter how big a kitchen is, the space is finite, so use it wisely. Keep one or two containers of food items you use frequently and store the rest elsewhere.

Don’t Keep Items You Don’t Use

If you have a truly huge kitchen, you can store items you use infrequently in out-of-the-way places, such as in the cabinets over the fridge that you can’t reach. But otherwise, don’t clutter up your precious space with the Bundt cake pan you only use at Christmas or the crystal Champagne glasses from your wedding. Store those in the attic.

Save Drawers for Small Items

Everyone has a junk drawer, whether it’s in the kitchen or elsewhere. But what’s in your other drawers? Common uses for kitchen drawers are to house utensils and kitchenware such as big spoons, mixing beaters, spatulas and the like. If you have the room, you might also keep lobster crackers in a drawer alongside some skewers and a few crazy straws. That’s OK, just try not to waste drawer space on one or two items, like a big rolling pin and an orange juicer. You can keep these on a lazy Susan, or toss these bigger items into a basket and put it in a cabinet.

Make Use of Organizers

Adjustable shelves are great, but you can fit even more items in your kitchen cabinets if you invest in some organizing tools. A rack that allows you to store baking and cookie sheets upright saves tons of time (and noise) when you want to get one out. Spice racks save space and help you locate your spices quickly. Hooks let you hang mugs, and vinyl-covered wire racks let you easily store plates on top of plates.

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The best thing you can do to keep your kitchen cabinets neat and organized is to get rid of stuff you don’t need or use. Then you’ll have room for the things that spark your joy, as Marie Kondo says.

For more information about base cabinets, wall cabinets, kitchen cabinets and vanity cabinets, contact the team at AWA Kitchen Cabinets. We’re here to make your life easier and more beautiful.