The new year is here and you’re getting ready to live up to your resolutions! Take your renewed spirit to the kitchen cupboards for some much-needed decluttering, and we will help you get your most-accessed storage back on track. Take a look at the tips below on how to organise your kitchen cupboards like a pro…
Declutter Your Cleaning Supplies
The cleaning cupboard under the kitchen sink is often a place of despair and cluttered chaos, which can make motivation to clean up sorely lacking. Start off by sorting out your cleaning agents, grouping them into kitchen, bathroom, and wood/furniture products.
Next, try using a lazy Susan to hold your cleaning agents, allowing you to quickly and easily find the bottle you need and take it without knocking the rest over.
Another great idea is to install a hanging bath towel rod on the inside of your cleaning cupboard to hang spray bottles on by the nozzle! This maximises the unused space behind the cupboard door and allows for easy access.
Sort Out Your Spices
The spice cupboard is another desolate wasteland of overwhelming branding and too-small text. Simplify your culinary adventures by sorting out expired items and placing all your favourite spices and staples in simple, labelled jars or bottles. With the visual chaos out of the question, you can easily find what you’re looking for.
Using spice racks and carousels are also a great way to maximise space and access your most-used spices with ease.
Consolidate Crockery Storage
Next on the list is the crockery cupboard. We’ve all been there: your dinner party guests are arriving, and you have to fish the dinner plates out the cupboard. But the sleek ones you use for guests are stacked at the back of the cupboard, with twenty-odd miscellaneous everyday plates blocking your way.
We have found that vertical plate racks are a great way to access your crockery without the huffing and puffing! Take a look at our wire hanging plate rack – it might just be right for you.
Pop-up shelves are another great way to maximise spaces on your existing shelves. Rather than using an entire shelf for your coffee mugs, you can use half the space by inserting an additional tier.
Maximise Unused Spaces
There are plenty of spaces throughout the kitchen that are not put to their full potential. Slim gaps between cupboards and appliances, and the dead space behind cupboard doors can both be maximised with affordable storage solutions.
Try out our wire larder unit to create a spice and cereal rack between the fridge and grocery cupboard. Better yet, give our knife and chopping board rack a try for storing those bulky kitchen knives and beautiful wooden boards.
For more ideas and inspiration for your home, take a look at the UCAN blog! We regularly upload interesting and helpful articles about organisation, inspiration, design and DIY, just for you.