Five ways to reorganise your kitchen this spring

How to make the best use of your kitchen cabinets this springtime

Spring is here, and at this time of year many of us still feel the urge to get on with some spring cleaning. This can particularly be the case in the kitchen.

The kitchen, where it is all too easy for clutter to build up and gradually make some areas of the kitchen difficult to use properly. And what your kitchen really needs is probably not only a spring clean but a major clear out. 

So in this article we take a quick look at five ways to reorganise your kitchen this spring.

Get rid of everything you don’t need

Decluttering is always the first step in reorganising your kitchen. After all, what is the point of trying to find room in your kitchen cabinets for a load of stuff you don’t really need. So now is the time to get rid of anything that is not earning its keep. Whether it’s old pots and pans, crockery you never use, or long out of date food or cleaning products, it all has to go. You will then be able to reorganise your kitchen around the things that you definitely need, which will make everything easier.

Think carefully about what you need where

The beauty of a complete kitchen reorganisation is that you can put everything in a different place. It’s strange the way we get used to minor inconveniences in our day to day lives, and the kitchen is no exception to this. 

For example, think through the process of when you are cooking a meal. Do you have everything that you need close to hand – for example pots and pans, utensils, oils, herbs and spices – or are you constantly having to move back and forth to get things out and put them back again?

So don’t automatically start putting everything back exactly in the same kitchen cabinet it was in before, but think through the best options for storing items logically.

Store similar items together

When planning what to put where, it also makes sense to keep similar items together wherever possible. This will make things much easier to find, particularly when you are in a hurry. So try and earmark different areas for different categories of items, such as:

  • Mugs
  • Glasses
  • Plates and bowls
  • Cutlery and utensils
  • Tea and coffee
  • Bottled drinks
  • Oils
  • Herbs and spices
  • Sauces
  • Tinned goods
  • Dried food
  • Baking items
  • Foil and clingfilm
  • Cleaning items

Boost kitchen cabinet storage space

However many kitchen cabinets you have, it never seems to be enough! But there are things you can do to boost the storage space in your kitchen cabinets to make the most of every inch. For example:

  • Add a pull-out larder unit so that you can store items side on;
  • Use carousels in corner cabinets so that you can use all the space to the very back;
  • Add organiser racks and shelf-steppers to double up on shelf space;
  • Use the space inside kitchen cabinet doors by adding shelves or pockets;
  • Store packets and dried food in transparent storage boxes and jars.

Also take a look at DIY Homefit’s range of kitchen storage solutions for more ideas and inspiration.

Rethink how you use kitchen drawers

Kitchen drawers are often a very underused resource. They tend to get crammed with all kinds of things that don’t seem to fit anywhere else, and can end up being just a jumbled mess.

However, it can make sense to store crockery in kitchen drawers, particularly plates. This can be safer than storing them in high kitchen cabinets where they can be difficult to reach without the potential risk of breaking them. But storing them in a drawer, and separating them out with dividers, can work well.

We hope that the above tips help you to reorganise your kitchen this spring. For further ideas and inspiration, why not take a browse through our gallery of kitchen pictures to see what could work in your kitchen.

And remember to check back here soon for more lifestyle tips from DIY Homefit.