Organising Your Kitchen Cupboards With OXO

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Organising Your Kitchen Cupboards With OXO


5 tips to organise your kitchen cupboards



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 Throw away out of date ingredients.

I am sure I am not the only person that has a bottle of soy sauce or similar that is a couple of years out of date.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.



oxo pop containers




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.

oxo storage containers





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



unorganised kitchen cupboard






and after pictures.



organised kitchen cupboard





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?





43 comments:

beautybymissl said...

I so need this kind of storage containers! Great post!

Kim Carberry said...

Oh wow! Very organised.....I need to sort out my kitchen cupboards....I dread to think what is on the top shelf at the back....lol x

Louise Fairweather said...

I now need to stay on top of it!

Louise Fairweather said...

They are definately worth spending a little extra on - even my husband thinks they are great

Polly Mixtures said...

Ooh I need to get me some of those containers. Our cupboards are a state! #triedtested

Mummygadgetgeek said...

Oh, I envy your cupboards, even in the before state!

The OXO containers look great, especially if they're from the good grips range which I'm guessing makes them easier to use for people with hands that don't work like me... #triedtested

Nell@PigeonPairandMe said...

For a moment there I thought you had two tins of chocolates waiting to be eaten - yum! I really should do this. We have three bottles of tomato ketchup, and I keep buying more when they're on offer. Before too long, the ketchup will take over....

Yet Another Blogging Mummy!!! said...

Those storage jars look great. I really need to check what is lurking in my cupboards #TriedTested

Louise Fairweather said...

I can guarantee you that with me in the house there will never be 2 full tubs of celebrations :-D

Louise Fairweather said...

Yes they are super easy to undo. Actually my Mum would probably find them useful as she has problems with her hands x

Mummygadgetgeek said...

Well that's me sold then. I have EDS so I can't grip at all, I have to use rubber bands and those jar opener things all the time. Normal containers normally result in me spilling everything spectacularly as I try and pull the top off forcefully! Quite excited at the thought of organised cupboards, thank you :)

Amanda Walsh said...

fab tips! My cupboards are a mess!

Elaine Dale said...

my cupboards need a serious sort out

Gi Camacho said...

fab tips thank you xx

Eva Appleby-Gill said...

Hey! looks seriously like my cupboards ha ha

Rachel Dixon said...

seriously need to do a little rearranging in my kitchen cupboard!

Emily Austen said...

I love this! Now to attempt it with fiance!!!

sadia iqbal said...

Loved to organise before I had my baby

Natasha Whenham said...

I'm forever trying to organise my cupboards but they never stay that way for long!

Sandra Lane said...

How I wish I had the heart to reorganize my cupboards. They are overflowing.

Yolanda Davis said...

I was a bit OCD when I was younger, but since having children I've relaxed, and I'm so glad I have. So what if things aren't spotless, or a fraction out of place?

Ruth Harwood said...

I am a little organised, more so than I used to be, but there's definitely room for improvement there lol!!

Colette B said...

I've not had any OXO kitchen bits but they look great.
Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested x

Laura Anne Farnworth said...

If I buy something on offer like a bogof I put in a seperate stock pile cupboard.
I put cereal in sepetrw plastic containers abit ike your oxo ones and put them on the table ina n evening ready for breakfast the next day. It means you can buy the really big boxes of cereal and make savings but still fit them in the cupboard

Lucy Higgins said...

this looks great, i need to sort out my cupboards, thanks for the tips!

over40andamumtoone said...

Those containers look great, I could use them for all the different types of pasta we seem to accumulate.

Claire Woods said...

I need to do some of these tips. My cupboards can get in a mess.

meli89 said...

Looks a lot neater after!

ashleigh allan said...

Great effort - looks much neater now!

Gemma Crossley said...

looks great! i like to organise my cupboards in use by date order :-)

Katie Wilson said...

don't forget to use the back of your kitchen doors too, hooks for spoons, magnetic strip and a metal pot with herbs in, a blackboard panel for shopping list, or a small shelf and strip of elastic for chopping board.

Claire Barker said...

Excellent organising! I tend to save old coffee jars to put contents of opened packets in. I use a permanent marker to write what it is if it isn't obvious and cut out the use by date from the packaging and tape to the jar.

Hayley Todd said...

Fabulous organising! I'm glad it's not just me who has to have totally organised kitchen cupboards! My husband says I have cupboard tidyness OCD!

Colin Anderson said...

can't do without storage containers

Rachel Bustin said...

great tips! I love using storage containers for my pasta too, I think it looks much better! xx

Ellie Spider said...

im in need fo someone to come sort my cupboards too if your volunteering!!!

Natalie Gillham said...

great tips thanks :)

kim neville said...

Looks much tidier now. I like having a good sort out every so often but then it gets messed up again by my family

Chris Fletcher said...

The before photo looks very much like the state of my cupboards currently! Some good tips here plus a bit of motivation too!

Kirsty Woods said...

Mine are a mess :(

Lee Hardy said...

Mine are alright at the moment.

Val Pownall said...

What you need is a son who disappears in the back of your pantry and checks all the dates on everything, then complains! :D

leanne perrett said...

never occurred to me to move the shelves up a rung i keep al;l my cereal on the fridge so will be redoing all the cupboards tomorrow