It does not matter whether you have the most up-to-date cabinetry in your kitchen or a pair of rickety shelves on the floor, most of us are notoriously inept at organizing our kitchen cabinets. What's more, the out-and-out variety of different items that can be placed in kitchen cabinets today is downright puzzling. Do you organize by the sell by date or the ingredients? What about size, shape? Do your cabinets remain cool in summer or do they become little more than a substitute for an oven?

This is why maintaining an uncomplicated cabinet organization strategy is fundamental to your sanity when digging for that can of beans hidden way in the back of the group of spices in the front. The solution is simple; keep similar items together. Unfortunately, it's easier said than done. To give you a head start, here are five tips to help you organize your kitchen cabinets and make your kitchen décor look better too! 


1)   The first step is to de-clutter your kitchen cabinets. Skipping this step won't save you time later on so you might as well get it over with. The more items you can get rid of, the less items you will have to deal with when it comes time to getting those cabinets in order.

2)   After you've de-cluttered your kitchen cabinets, you can begin organizing your items in a way that will make them more accessible. Of course, this will depend upon your cooking (or lack there of) style. Furthermore, don't think that arranging items in your kitchen cabinets means throwing a few can goods together by color. Roll your sleeves up and get busy organizing your food items, utensils, pots and pans and everything you use in your kitchen that requires cabinet space. Don't worry so much about appearance. Unless you are auditioning for a new Reality TV show about organizing your kitchen cabinets, do what makes sense to you but be practical!

3)   Delicate objects like your best china and the cup you won from karaoke night should be placed on the least used space in your cabinets. Prime space should be saved for your frequently used items.

4)   Here is where you need to get picky. Kitchen cabinet organizers come in handy so get as many as you need. Just make sure you measure your cabinet space properly, stay away from sets as they usually come with useless pieces, and buy organizers that work with your kitchen cabinet design. If your cabinets are rectangle, then you should purchase rectangle organizers.

5)   Give your cabinets a good once-over every six months. However, an overhaul once a year should do the trick, depending on your lifestyle and how you use your kitchen.

So, there you have it. If you follow these five strategies to de-clutter your kitchen cabinets, you will feel more relaxed in your kitchen and get more use out of it too. Feel free to improvise and add your own kitchen cabinet space saving ideas. Just remember to keep it simple!