I am so thrilled to share with you how to create perfectly organized kitchen cabinets and drawers. This project is one of my favorite home projects to date. Do 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 massive difference in our day-to-day life.
Showing you the “before” photo of our kitchen 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 kitchen cabinets and drawers, and it led to me not entertaining as freely because I couldn’t find the things I needed. So, I knew that everything had to be taken out first!
First, I completely emptied the cabinets and drawers, but 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 three initial piles, including trash, keep, and giveaway. Just from our cabinets and drawers, we had a total of 6 trash bags and ten boxes of giveaways! 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 sorted piles, it was time to have fun! I received so many fantastic 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 fantastic cabinet shelves from The Container Store. I used both the large and medium-sized 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 excellent; I used them with my pantry organization (head here to check out that post) and in our bathrooms. 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 hold all of our table-setting 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 kitchen 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, organization, and an overall clean and pretty look. Best of all, right
now, their kitchen sale is going on through April 6th with up to 25% off some of my favorite pieces! It’s so lovely to have a home for everything and know exactly what we have.
Bamboo Drawer Organizers Pkg/2 are found here.
YouCopia White StoreMore Adjustable Cookware Rack is found here.
iDESIGN Linus Large Pantry Bin Clear is found here.
Large And Medium Cabinet Shelves are found here.
Madesmart White Lazy Susan is found here.