Published at Tuesday, October 02nd 2018, 22:32:36 PM. Cabinet Styles. By Yseult Schulte.
Remember when you first unloaded your stuff and setup your kitchen cabinet pantry? Everything in its place, all organized and lined up perfectly. Does it still look like that? Never mind, silly question. Kitchen pantry cabinets are wonderful spaces to keep food and other cooking items stored, organized and out of plain sight. The problem is that most pantry cabinets evolve into a loosely organized vacuum in space where items go to hide plus are never seen again.
Let's take a look at a few things you can do to whip that pantry–cabinet back into a usable space where everything is visible, accessible, and organized. This may not be for the faint of heart but it needs to be done along with it will take a bit of time. First thing is to completely empty the pantry. Yes, COMPLETELY! How can you expect to clean also arrange if it is not completely empty? Did Picasso begin painting with an already painted on canvas? Okay, I digress but you know what I am talking about. This is also a good time to discard items that are bad or broken.
The next is to completely clean the pantry as-well as all of the items you pulled out of it. Good old cleaner, water and a scrubber. At this time it is also a good idea to put all like items together to give you an idea of the different types of items you have and how many you have. Now comes the fun with creative part. How will all of this stuff go back in and be organized? Do you need to add another shelf or half-shelf? Perhaps some pantry organizers will help put also keep the small stuff in its place. Sit back and look for ways to help you organize before you start putting things back in.
One thing to consider also is: Do you really need to have all of this right here in this pantry? Remove items that are rarely used. Christmas holiday platters, cookie cutters, and decorations don't need to be in your way all year. Store those items away from your kitchen and bring them back in when you use them before the holidays. There are so many simple solutions to clearing the clutter with making your life less stressful. Your kitchen pantry–cabinet is a great place to start.