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Keep Your Kitchen Tidy with Organized Shelves and Cabinets

Norfolk Tenant Organizing the Pantry in Their KitchenEnsuring your Norfolk kitchen stays tidy takes more than cleaning regularly. It also refers to using a good organization strategy to keep your dishes, pans, and food items within easy reach and where they belong. Like other kitchens, cabinet and shelf space is limited. And by the use of some clever organizing hacks, you can quickly make the most of the storage space in your rental home’s kitchen.

The primary thing to consider when organizing a kitchen is that you’re going to need a clear separation between the stuff you’ve got in your upper cabinets, your lower cabinets, and your shelves. It is better to keep dishes and glasses, cookbooks, and other often-used items in upper cabinets. In case you have a pantry, it is preferable to store all your food items instead of carelessly putting them somewhere. Try grouping items according to food or container type, frequency of use, and so on. If you have pretty dishes or glassware, consider displaying them on open shelves in eye-pleasing groupings. Lower cabinets are best for heavy pots and pans, small appliances, mixing bowls, and cleaning products. Don’t forget to install cabinet locks for safety.

The next step is to develop an organizational strategy before you start to place your things. The more straightforward the plan, the easier the approach. One of the best ways to organize kitchen shelves, cabinets, and drawers is to use organizers designed for that purpose. Just like silverware trays keep your utensils neatly in their place, it is also similar for knife blocks and spice racks. A chaotic spice cabinet can make cooking in your kitchen a frustrating experience. But with a little organization, you can quickly get your favorite spices while putting some of the lesser-used items toward the back.

If the ordinary kitchen organizers are too limiting or too expensive, consider repurposing other types of organizers for use in the kitchen. For instance, the simple magazine holder can also be used to keep jars and random items at its place. They can also be used to organize cleaning supplies, with the items most commonly used, it is better to put them in the front. Another office-to-kitchen crossover item is the file folder. If you can find an inexpensive large metal file organizer, it could be placed in a cabinet to keep baking pans, lids, and other loose items clean and well organized. If you want to keep your file rack to stay on its place, it is best to use a rubber-backed shelf liner or some hook-and-loop tape.

With regards to canned foods, ensuring that everything is neat and easy to see can sometimes cause a problem. Another way to keep canned goods organized is to utilize wire shelving designed for closets. The underside of wire closet shelving typically has a lip that, when tilted at a 45-degree angle, can make an excellent cabinet rack. As each can is used, the remaining cans will shift downward so that you can quickly check your stock at a glance. With a little support of this simple hack, you’ll never get lost searching for loose cans or wondering what’s going on in that messy cabinet.

Finally, a great idea to keep cleaning products organized and off the cabinet floor is to use a simple tension rod. By installing a tension rod inside a lower cabinet, you can then hang spray bottles, rags, and gloves. This simple tip will keep your items off the cabinet floor and your favorite things within easy grasp.

Organizing kitchen shelves and cabinets can be a real time-saver. This approach will help you monitor your supplies, and prevent you from purchasing items that you don’t need. With a few fundamental instructions and a reused item or two, you can effortlessly make the organized kitchen shelves and cabinets you’ve always wanted.

Are you looking for the perfect Norfolk kitchen to organize and make your own? Contact Real Property Management Hampton Roads at 757-395-4274 or browse our rental listings online!

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