Happy Monday friends! Finally, the Kitchen Organization Challenge is live! We are going to tackle the upper kitchen cabinets this week, and so, I want to make sure that you will get inspiration and more tips as you go along.
This is the first year of the Kitchen Organization Challenge by Organized Neatly and I am so excited to see you join. I realized that there are countless challenges out there. But you choose this Challenge. Thank you so much!
By now, I trust that you already have an accountability partner. I can’t stress this enough that having one is important especially when there are so many things going on in your life and starting a project and giving up while in the middle of it becomes a more convenient option. I want you to succeed in this Challenge. You can do this!
In my previous post about our upper cabinets, you’ll notice a slight difference in how I organize the space now. I didn’t have to replace the shelf liner since I’ve had it replaced in July of last year. In case you are wondering what I used now, I’m using a patterned shelf liner. I love it because it makes our white dinnerware set popped. Now, let’s walk about how I organized the upper cabinets. Shall we?
The first cabinet from the left is the largest in size so, I used it to store our dinnerware set of which both the first and second shelves are dedicated for these items. And to maximize the space I used cupboard shelf and large undershelf basket. On the third shelf, I have a basket where I keep the tiny food storage containers, and on the fourth shelf, I keep the glass and metal baking dishes with covers since we don’t use it often.
The cabinets on the top of the stove and microwave I left it empty. As a minimalist who finds a balance between less and more having an empty cabinet helps me to reassure that I’m on track. I may use it for something purposeful in the next few months, but for now, I’m happy the way it is.
The next cabinet is where I keep our glassware set, ceramic serving dishes, glass mixing bowls, and baking dishes. I made sure to place the glassware set on the first shelf for easy access, and while you only see a few pieces here, I have extra pieces for our guests in the dining storage. Read the post here.
TIP: Keep only the everyday items in the cabinets for smaller space kitchen. Then, find storage space for the extra items you’ll use for entertaining guests.
REMEMBER: Find a balance between less and more. Every home and family has a different situation and season in life. There’s no one-size-fits-all organizing strategy here.
The corner cabinet is the tiniest. So, I decided to designate the first and second shelves as our morning drink station while using the third and fourth shelves for measuring tools and butter and gravy dish.
I’ve mentioned this in a few of my previous posts that our house has a small kitchen including the pantry. So, I’ve given enough thoughts on what to place where in these spaces. That’s the reason why I used the next cabinets to store the spices and breakfast items. On the very top shelf, I keep the chicken noodle soup stash along with bags of chocolates.
The cabinets on the top of the fridge are where I keep miscellaneous items that otherwise we don’t use daily, but good to have handy.
That’s how I organized our upper kitchen cabinets. I make it simple and functional for my family nothing too fancy about it at all. But it’s clean and organized.
SHARE YOUR WEEKLY PROGRESS TO AN ORGANIZED KITCHEN!
I would love to see your weekly progress to an organized kitchen from this challenge! Share the photos of your kitchen on insta stories and tag @organizedneat.