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Whether you're a certified hoarder or are just messy, get things put away, organized, and under control with this Howcast series.
You Will Need
- An ability to part with things you don’t need
- Compartmentalized drawer organizers
- Plastic place mats
- A door-mounted caddy
- Tiered shelves
- A vase of flowers or bowl of fruit
Throw out long-expired food before it poses a national health threat, and donate anything you dislike.
Unless you’re Martha Stewart, chances are you don’t use your big roasting pan or bread maker that often, so cover them and store them in the attic or basement.
Find extra space
Make use of the dead space between the tops of cabinets and the ceiling for storing infrequently used items.
Bring order to your cupboards by grouping like items -- coffee stuff, snack foods, condiments -- in baskets.
Use compartmentalized drawer organizers to sort out your cutlery and junk drawers.
Install a multi-shelf, door-mounted caddy on a cabinet door for small items like spices.
Create more room
Put two-tiered organizers in cabinets that have lots of wasted space between short food items, like soup cans, and the shelf above.
Add a centerpiece
When you’re done organizing your kitchen, put a vase of flowers or a bowl of fruit on your countertop. Research shows it inspires us, subconsciously, to keep the area around it clean and uncluttered.