15 Beautifully Organized Kitchen Cabinets (And Tips We Learned From Each)

Organization Inspiration from The Kitchn

Yesterday we showed you 20 super organized kitchens, most of which featured open shelving. Although the principles are the same whether you have open shelving or cabinets — group similar items together, swap packaging for containers, have a place for everything — today we thought we'd prove that by showing you 15 organized kitchen cabinets, and the tips we learned from each:

First row

  • Via Chez Larsson: Label all containers containers and use a lazy susan for spices.
  • Via Better Homes & Gardens: Give small appliances their own special storage place with pull-out cabinet drawers.
  • Via Better Homes & Gardens: Store pantry staples in jars and neatly stack dry goods to keep cabinets in tip-top shape.
  • Via Better Homes & Gardens: Use large baskets to corral small packaged goods bags to keep the cabinet from feeling too cluttered.
  • Via Mini Manor Blog: Pull-out drawers are wonderful for organizing pots and pans.

Second row

  • Via Mrs. January: Identically-sized storage containers make this cabinet look neater and more streamlined.
  • Via The Potters Place: Group like items together, and store baking pans on the side to save room.
  • Via Not Just a Housewife: Reusable chalkboard labels like these make it easy to keep track of what's stored in your pantry.
  • Via Real Simple: Create more room in your cabinets by hanging mugs from hooks and using a wire shelf or two to stack dishes.
  • Via I Heart Organizing: Low on space? Store spices in small containers on the inside of a cabinet door...

Third row

  • Via Real Simple: ...or store them in a drawer!
  • Via I Heart Organizing: Label bins by their purpose, i.e. storing snacks, bread, or onions and potatoes.
  • Via Tater Tots & Jello: Divide your cabinets by usage, with the lesser-used items near the top (harder to get to) and your most-used items on the bottom.
  • Via Houzz: If you have the space, keep all your small electrics stored together and lined up in a row on your cabinet shelf.
  • Via A Beautiful Mess: Even if your dishes are stored behind doors, give them a little glam treatment by painting by the inside cabinets.

It just goes to show that even though you may have a door to keep everything hidden, there's no reason the insides of your cabinets can't be as neat and organized as if they were on full display.

(Image credits: Chez Larsson; Better Homes & Gardens; Better Homes & Gardens; Better Homes & Gardens; Mini Manor Blog; Mrs. January; The Potters Place; Not Just a Housewife; Jonny Valiant for Real Simple; I Heart Organizing; Jonny Valiant for Real Simple; I Heart Organizing; Tater Tots & Jello; Houzz; A Beautiful Mess)

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