These Dollar Tree hacks for kitchen organization will get rid of your cupboard clutter and create a high-end thing of beauty that greets you each time you open the doors!
I don’t have a pantry in my small kitchen, so all my food and ingredients need to fit into 3 small cupboards. First, I decided to tackle the overwhelm of all those spices and seasonings in this kitchen organization project.
LINKS TO ALL THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED BELOW ARE IN THE DESCRIPTION SECTION OF THE VIDEO.
After purchasing some adhesive stickers from Avery, I quickly made some custom labels by following the instructions on their website. Using small, square containers from Dollar Tree, I converted all my mismatched spice containers into a uniform, easy-to-find, system.
EASY TO FIND SPICES
Next, I corralled my new system in a clear, drawer organizer bin- also from Dollar Tree. There’s something about pulling that little drawer out with all the labeled spices that makes my heart sing!
Depending on your cooking style and stage of life, you’ll have more or fewer bins in your kitchen organization than I do. As I was transferring all these spices, I realized we really only use 15 different seasonings consistently. What a relief not to have to fish through all those mismatched jars to find the one I need!
DOUBLE YOUR SPACE
Since this area is so small, I decided to double the space using Dollar Tree wire racks. These are a game-changer for small space kitchen organization! I simply zip-tied three together to span the width of my shelf. Now, I’ve organized all my baking supplies underneath the shelf and my new spice caddies fit perfectly on top of the wire racks.
Now that the spices and baking supplies were organized, I felt emboldened to tackle all the other dry goods lurking on those shelves!
I chose, the tall, Sure Fresh container from Dollar Tree, but since every cupboard is sized differently, you’ll have to use what works best for you. (Watch the video for a shortcut to remove pesky container labels.)
DO THIS FIRST!
If you do nothing else in your kitchen organization, follow this next bit of advice! Take a few minutes, before you empty your cupboards to draw a simple diagram. Look at what you have, figure out which items you truly use, and give each category a space in your diagram.
I promise you, this one, simple step will keep you on track and motivated to finish the project.
Now you can move on, emptying the messy cupboards and placing their contents into your designated containers.
KEEP IT ORGANIZED
Now all that’s left in this kitchen organization project is labeling the system you’ve created. I show you two different labeling option in my video-choose what works best for you. Just remember, labeling makes your new, beautiful system stay in place a year from now. It’s a time commitment that’s so worthwhile.
Not only will this process of streamlining and organizing your food system help you feel a little bit more sane, I promise it will save you big bucks on groceries! You will know what you have, avoiding buying duplicates and wasting what you already have in stock.
Good luck in your kitchen organization project! Let me know how it went in the comments below.