It seems that no matter what you do, you never have enough cabinet space. Whether in the kitchen or in the bathroom, you need cabinets which are spacious enough to store all your belongings, so that they aren't in the way. But most of the time all you actually do is keep the cabinets filled with useless items. What you need is to find a way to organise your cabinets more efficiently. I know this isn't an easy task, that's why I'm going to help you ensure maximum storage in the house.
Funny fact: we stuff our cabinets with things we don't use and leave the most important ones out of the pantry. How to deal with that? Well, have you tried getting rid of the things you don't need? Below I'm going to show you how to get organised the easy way. Don't miss it.
Remove Unnecessary Objects
Step number one is: get rid of that unnecessary stuff. Let's face it, everybody tends to
store objects they almost
never use. Frying pans you never cooked with, colourful hair scrunchies, a set
of pencils, screws, bowls, extra silver and china in case you're ever expecting
twenty people for dinner all at once. What else? An extra set of toothbrushes,
additional rolls of paper towel, two toilet bowl cleaners (because retailers
always try to convince you two is better than one; I mean who knows what might
happen, if you accidentally run out of cleaning solutions.) I bet you don't
even remember buying that saucier? But you dumped it into your cabinet in case
you need it some day. I hate to say it but chances are you'll never need it.
Not in this life.
When you open your cabinet, it's almost hard to make out all the things you have. “How did it all end up lying in my cabinet?” Remember that discount at the retail store? That's how it did. You bought it. And now you're going to have to get rid of it.
I suggest you scrutinise your cabinet and remove any unnecessary objects. This is the best way to create more space for the stuff you need. When considering which items to keep, think about when was the last time you used them and if the answer is “never” or “six months ago”, I think you know what you should do.
If you want to benefit from the things you get rid of, you can consider selling them. There are a bunch of online shops where you can display your stuff.
Store Similar Items Together
Once you clear all the items that serve no purpose whatsoever, it's time to organise the rest.
It's wise to put all similar items in one place. For example, collect all pens and place them in a box in one of the corners. Next to them place your papers, if you have any. If you're trying to organise your kitchen cabinetry, assign a special place for your bowls, plates, glasses and cups, cutlery, spice jars, etc. If you want to organise your bathroom cabinets more efficiently, repeat the same procedure: find a designated place for your towels, toothbrushes, soaps, toilet paper, etc. And don't let your cabinets get crowded ever again.
Store Some Items Away
You probably store items in your kitchen cabinet that don't belong there but to another place. Now is the best time to store them away. You know best where your belongings should go, so make sure you store them accordingly. This is another great way to ensure more free space in your cabinet.
Author Bio: Anna Aamone shares her recommendations and tips on efficient organizing to help you all with decluttering and keeping your homes tidy. She works for Tenancy Cleaning Chiswick and maintaining a clean house is her number one priority.