I have been having a major household declutter this year. From our bedroom to middle man's room makeover. Our kitchen cupboards have been my latest project. So here are my 5 easy steps to get your kitchen cupboards organised.
1. Throw away out of date ingredients.
I am sure I am not the only person that has a bottle of soy sauce or similar that is a couple of years out of date. Go through and check that everything is within it's use by date and discard anything else.
2. Combine double purchases.
I tend to buy products on special offer. It seems that I then open a packet push it to the back of the cupboard and open a new one. I had 3 packets of caster sugar open as well as 2 chocolate milkshake powders.
3. Put ingredients you use the most low down and to the front.
Also make sure that you have your shelves at the right height. It wasn't until I look my "before" photo that I realised that if I moved my shelf one rung higher I could fit in the large packets of cereal that I was keeping in the utility room!
4. Invest in some storage containers.
This is where OXO comes in. They provided me with 3 of their Good Grips POP containers. I have to say I am really impressed. They have a button on top that you press to open and then press to seal tight.
They are a good size. This is important as there's no point in buying a bag of sugar and only fitting half in. They have a clever locking system. Yes they are on the expensive side, but that is because they are a product that will last you a long time. I am certainly going to look at investing in some of the smaller containers to get my cupboards organised even further.
5. Label your containers.
This is something I am rubbish at. Often I am looking at a white powder wondering if it's corn, plain or self raising flour. A quick label makes things so much easier in the long run.
So here are my before
and after pictures.
I think there is a big difference and the OXO Good Grips POP containers have certainly helped. Have you got any tips on how I can organise my kitchen further?