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Keep Your Kitchen Tidy with Organized Shelves and Cabinets

Peterson Tenant Organizing the Pantry in Their KitchenMaking your Peterson kitchen neat is more than just cleaning regularly. It also means using a good organization strategy to keep your dishes, pans, and food items within easy reach and where they belong. For many other kitchens, cabinet and shelf space is limited. However, by using some clever organizing hacks, you can quickly make the most of the storage space in your rental home’s kitchen.

The main thing to remember when organizing a kitchen is that you will need to have a clear separation between the things you have 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 organize all your consumable materials instead of carelessly placing them anywhere. 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 move is to develop an organizational strategy until you know where you want to position your stuff. The simpler the procedure, the better. 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 easily get your favorite spices while putting some of the lesser-used items toward the back.

If the standard kitchen organizers are too limiting or too expensive, consider repurposing other types of organizers for use in the kitchen. For instance, a simple magazine holder can also be used to keep jars and random items organized. These can also be used to organize cleaning supplies, with the products most commonly used 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 your file rack to stay in its place, it is recommended to use a rubber-backed shelf liner or some hook-and-loop tape.

With regards to canned foods, having everything 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. Using this simple hack, you’ll never be frustrated looking for loose cans or wondering what’s going on in that messy cabinet.

Finally, a smart 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 helpful 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 method will help you track your supplies, and prevent you from purchasing things that you don’t need. With a few simple guidelines and a recycled item or two, you can effortlessly make the organized kitchen shelves and cabinets you’ve always wanted.

Are you looking for the perfect Peterson kitchen to organize and make your own? Contact Real Property Management Northern Utah at 801-546-1770 or browse our rental listings online!

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