The amount of things that we store in our cabinets is mind-blowing. From essentials like tissue roll, cleaning items to spice jars and take-out menus – the cabinet is home to any and every household item!
However, it doesn’t take much time for a cabinet to turn into a complete wreck. And, if you don’t have the right organizing and arranging system in place, no matter how many cabinets you own, they are never going to be enough! So, fulfill your organizing dream with these 9 ingenious tips to enhance the storage capacity of the cabinets around your house.
1. Store-bought Organizing Items
One of the easiest ways to organize a cabinet: Opt for store-bought inserts that will increase the storage capacity of the cabinet. Organizers like hangers, baskets, shelf risers, and lazy susans can significantly increase the storage potential of your cabinets.
2. Sort As Per Usage
One of the basic rules of organizing is to sort out the products as per usage. This means, keep the lesser used items in the top cabinets in order to keep them out of the way. Opt for similar looking organizers to maintain order in the area. This way, you will be able to store more in the cabinet.
3. Light it Up
Nothing can be more depressing than a kitchen with poor lighting! Light up all the dark corners of the kitchen so that it looks more inviting. This will also make it easier to find things in the kitchen.
4. Think Out of the Box
In a small kitchen where space is precious, use the outer area of the cabinets to increase the storage capacity. Simply install a tension rod with hooks to store kitchen items like pans, spatulas and more. This will not only increase the storage space but also make items easy to grab.
5. Open Shelves
Add open shelving to hold artifacts or crockery items. This not only increases the capacity but also adds architectural interest to the area and adds a personal touch to your kitchen.
6. Be Creative
When struggling with storage space, be creative. For instance, in the above picture, the homeowner has installed magnetic strips in the kitchen to stow away metal knives, boxes and more.
Take a deep breath, look into the kitchen, and analyze what things need to stay and what can go. Now, organize the pantry area accordingly. This will surely free up a lot of storage space.
8. Cabinet Cubbies
Opt for cabinet cubbies to make the most of cabinet space. This will also help in keeping clutter at bay.