Kitchen Organization, Day 5: The Cabinets

Kitchen Organization, Day 5: The Cabinets

Cleaning and organizing the cabinets in the kitchen is a daunting task. But once it’s done, it’ll make cooking so much easier!

Welcome to Day 5 of the 6 day Kitchen Organization challenge! Almost there, today is another big one, and you should be well on your way to a more organized, more functional kitchen.

Originally Published On: November 10, 2021

Today’s Task: The Cabinets

Last major organization project for the week is the rest of the cabinets. Hopefully, now that you’ve done the rest of the kitchen, this shouldn’t be too much trouble. Today we are going to go through the rest of the cabinets in the kitchen. Organize your pots and pans, plates and bowls, etc.

  1. Take everything out of the cabinets.
  2. Wipe down all of the cabinets as needed.
  3. Group similar things, such as plate ware, cookware, silverware, etc. so you know about how much you have of everything.
  4. Decide if you need anything new to help you organize the cabinets. I like to keep all the cups near the refrigerator, and the plates, bowls, etc. close to the dishwasher so it’s easy to put them away. I keep everything for cooking near the stove such as the spoons and spatulas, pot holders, spices and seasonings, measuring cups.
  5. Put everything back in the cabinets in a way that works for the flow of your kitchen.

Inspiration & Resources

I put together a blog post with a list of some of my favorite organization products for the kitchen that you can find here:

If you are looking for some ideas for pantry and kitchen organization, I created a Pinterest board that you can find here:

The Cabinets in My Kitchen

These are just a few of the cabinets in my kitchen. As you can see, I put “like things” together. Yes, I have a lot of cookbooks and bakeware, but that’s what happens as a food blogger and food photographer! The items up high are the ones we don’t use often. I need a step ladder (or just climb on the counter) to reach those.

Kitchen Organization

If you have any questions, need any help, want suggestions on your unique situation, feel free to send me an email and I can give you some guidance!

Take some before/after photos and post them online using #sonshinekitchen so we can all see the progress you are making!

Cleaning and Organizing the Kitchen

31 thoughts on “Kitchen Organization, Day 5: The Cabinets”

  1. Love how you organized your spices! I have a lot of cookbooks too and unfortunately there’s just no space in the kitchen for them. Jealous! 🙂

  2. Decluttering is essential on a regular basis. At the same time, with the end of the year, a good cleaning and organising of the kitchen is great

  3. Decluttering is essential on a regular basis. At the same time, with the end of the year, a good cleaning and organising of the kitchen is great

  4. Some of our cabinets are so organized. SOme are just a hot mess. I really want to take like 2 full days and just do all of it.

  5. I need to clean the cabinets. I haven’t done so since 2016, I think, And the top ones need to be organized a lot more because I live in an earhtquake-prone area.

  6. Loved how you organized them! It’s always fun to play around with organizing, it’s like meditation for me haha

  7. I agree with you! Organizing cabinets is not easy. In fact, I really don’t have an idea how to do it properly. Thank you for sharing the tips. Will take your advise and start grouping them together.

  8. We’re moving, and I know that my cabinets will be a chore! I need to downsize and get rid of lots of things I never use.

  9. This is so cool, the before and after the image is just so mesmerizing! Such awesome organizational skills! Great to see that everything is in its perfect place!

  10. I need to get to organising my kitchen. My husband leaves me to do things and I just fire them into a corner and hope he sorts it. Especially when I was run ragged working so often. And I need to get it done before we have company over in a few weeks.

  11. I love to see organised kitchens. I’m like you, it helps to keep everything tidy and items easily accessible. I have a cupboard with cleaning products that needs organising as the husband messed it up.

  12. Great job and you have some useful ideas, and for me, I like to use boxes/racks/boses to create more storage space and layers so every item has a place to go. It helps to get things organized.

  13. Your spices pic puts me to shame. Mine are SOOOOO disorganized right now. I need to go ahead and try to get them in order.

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