It's always a great time to get organized, and what better place to start than the kitchen? Visit the Home Depot to get great storage solutions in a range of seasonal colors. We have tons of affordable organizational items to meet all your needs.
With home storage solutions such as kitchen shelving, pantry organizers (how about a new wine rack?) and specialized storage containers, getting your ducks (dishes, pots and pans) in a row is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Here are a few storage ideas to get you started:
Tools and Materials
|Hammer||Measuring tape||Screws and nails|
|Screwdriver||Latch boxes||Fabric drawers|
| Hanging shelf
||Wire cabinet organizer||Shelving storage unit|
|Broom and mop holder||
Step 1. Out with the old. The first step toward organized living is to remove clutter. Evaluate your kitchen cabinet-by-cabinet and take stock of the items you regularly use. Carefully package and store seasonal items in storage containers such as stackable latch boxes or stylish fabric drawers.
Got a chip-and-dip set that's collecting dust? Consider donating outdated or unused items to a local nonprofit organization. You'll have plenty of newly free cabinet space, plus you'll help a needy family in the process.
Step 2. Sort it out. Ever feel like you spend as much time looking for the dried oregano as you do making the marinara sauce? Storing food, dishes and cookware according to where and how often they're used will help save time and aggravation. With a little planning, everything you need will be at your fingertips when you’re ready to use it.
Pots and pans: Try storing pots, pans, utensils and other cookware near the oven or stove, where they're likely to be used most often. A kitchen rack or hanging shelf will add to the culinary ambience while freeing cabinet space. You can also store pots, pans and lids in a nearby drawer or a wire cabinet organizer, which makes items in deep cabinets more accessible.
Glasses, dishes and flatware: Store these neatly near the dishwasher so they're easy to put away. Create extra space with innovative kitchen shelving systems at The Home Depot.
Kitchen appliances: Unless you're making daily frappuccinos, stand mixers, blenders and coffee makers can take up valuable counter space. Consider removing those items to lower cabinets or the rear of your pantry. Smaller appliances such as eggbeaters and food mills are easily stored nearby in wire baskets or storage containers. The Home Depot offers a variety of totes, tubs and storage boxes.
Pantry organizers: Lazy Susans provide easy access to spices and items stored in corner cabinets while step shelving can help canned and boxed foodstuffs remain visible while stacked in rows. Need a total pantry overhaul? Try a shelving storage unit for a quick and affordable organization update. Also try a broom and mop holder to keep all your cleaning tools in order.
Step 3. Divide and conquer. If you'd rather buy new food-storage containers than search for a tub and matching lid, you’re not alone. Wire baskets, cabinet and drawer dividers can help keep your items in the right spot. In busy households, simple labels for compartments designated for items such as kitchen towels, lids, aluminium foil and corkscrews keep everyone on the same page.