I am so thrilled to share with you how to create the perfectly organized kitchen cabinets and drawers. This project is one of my favorite home projects to date. You know why? Because of the dramatic results it produced. Our kitchen cabinets and drawers went from chaotic and not functioning well for our family, to one that is clutter-free and perfectly functional. This transformation has already made a huge difference in our day-to-day life.
Showing you the “before” photo of our cabinets and drawers allows you to see just what I mean when I say it was a disaster haha! We had random items that didn’t belong in our kitchen and mismatched mugs plus there was no real organization.
It was difficult to see what we had in these cabinets and drawers and led to me not entertain as freely because I couldn’t find things I needed. So, I knew that everything had to be taken out first!
First, I completely emptied the cabinets and drawers, nothing remained. It already felt better haha! As I emptied these spaces, I created piles that were like items (and yes, I found things I didn’t know we had!).
When you empty cabinets, make 3 initial piles including: trash, keep, and giveaway. Just from our cabinets and drawers we had a total of 6 trash bags and 10 boxes of giveaway! Whoa, it was way overdue.
Here are some of the piles I created:
Grilling tools and accessories
Baking utensils and bowls
Glass cooking dishes
Coffee and Tea station
Now that I had my sorted piles, it was time to have fun! I received so many amazing containers from The Container Store and I knew that they were going to bring me the look and functionality I had been hoping for! I began placing these pieces in the cabinets and drawers with a purpose.
As you can see, I used these amazing cabinet shelves from The Container Store . I used both the large and medium-size ones. The best part is that these double your storage space. Check out how many dishes and mugs these cabinets can now hold and you can see them all!
In several of my cabinets, I utilized these bins from The Container Store to corral various things like coffee items, spices, vases, and tea bags. These bins are amazing, I used them with my pantry organization (head here to check out that post) and in our bathrooms as well. They are such versatile and sturdy bins.
I fell in love with these adjustable cookware racks! I used them in our pots and pan drawers, as well as, in the cabinets above our oven to hold and organize platters. With these simple changes, I can more easily prep for cooking meals, and grab platters to serve breakfast on when my teenage girls have spend the nights! Everything is so easy to get to and visible!
I am so excited to share with you these bamboo dividers from The Container Store. They take empty drawers and instantly create dividers according to how close or far apart you place them. So many dividers come with the length set and you may find your items don’t all fit into them. With these, you can expand to fit your drawer needs and spacing.
Lastly, the bottom cabinets that sit closest to our kitchen table, holds all of our tablesetting supplies. I used the pantry bins again here in these deep drawers. They corral like items like placemats, runners, and cloth napkins for easy access to pull out when we have friends come to eat.
The “after” left our whole family smiling and saying “WOW”! In fact, instead of constantly being aware of the cabinets and drawers being open and only showing a bunch of disorganized space, we don’t mind them staying open anymore. The Container Store pieces met our needs as a family of six: maximum functionality, organized, and an overall clean and pretty look. Best of all is right
now, their kitchen sale is going on through April 6th with up to 25% off some of my favorite pieces! It’s so nice a home for everything and know exactly what we have.