Organize Kitchen Cabinets Hall Of Fame (Part 1)

I've got so many submissions for the Organize Kitchen Cabinets Challenge that I've also broken down these hall of fame pages into several parts.


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In Week #2 of the Organized Home Challenge the mission was to organize your kitchen cabinets and drawers and many readers have done an awesome job!

You can scroll down below to see before and after photos showing what they've done to organize their kitchens, and what a dramatic difference it can make.

If what you see inspires you, you can check out the kitchen cabinet organization challenge, and its step by step instructions so you can also participate.

Then, you can share your before and after pics in the Home Organization Hall of Fame and have your organizational success featured too!

Photo by Rubbermaid Products

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Organizing Kitchen Drawers And Cabinets

by Tina @ Dancing in The Fire

This is a before - but she said it was already decluttered

This is a before - but she said it was already decluttered

This is a before - but she said it was already decluttered After - notice the shelf expander

Tina, from Dancing in The Fire blogged about her progress in week # 2 of the Organized Home Challenge too.

She provided even more photos than this, but these are the ones I chose.

First, I loved the picture of how she organized her flatware, including children's oddly shaped utensils, using these little slim organizing baskets (see picture on the right). These little baskets are such a great way to organize all kinds of small stuff in drawers, and are one of my favorite versatile and cheap storage solutions.

Next, I wanted you to see how she used a shelf expander (see example on the left) to create more shelf space. It basically uses what would otherwise by unused "air space" and makes more room for you to stack dishes or other items. I think it works well in her cabinet, and is something simple that can really increase storage in a small cabinet.

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Thinking Hard About Where Things Should Really Reside In Each Cabinet

by Lee-Anne

After - with added shelf expanders

After - with added shelf expanders

After - with added shelf expanders Before After

Lee-Anne from Life in a Peanut Free Shell shared quite a few pictures of what she accomplished during this week's challenge.

I've chosen just a few for the hall of fame, but they are here to demonstrate how Lee-Anne really thought about where everything should go in her kitchen and rearranged the contents of the cabinets to match.

First, in her cabinet holding her plates and cups she had to stretch to reach things she used regularly. She was tired of it so she added shelf expanders and moved things around so everything she used frequently was in easier reach.

Further, she had a very deep cabinet (the before and after pictures you see). She explained: "It’s so narrow and deep that it was hard to fit anything in it! It’s main purpose was to store our leftover food containers in there, but I hated it. Unless they were put back “just so” you could never match lids with containers. Believe it or not, it was easy to lose stuff in there!"

So she completely moved that stuff to a different location and replaced it with kitchen gadgets, because that made more sense for the location and the type of storage area available.

Great job Lee-Anne!

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Margarita's Organized Kitchen Drawers & Cabinets

by Margarita

Margarita shared these before and after pictures of her cabinets and drawers on the Facebook wall.

She did a great job on this week's challenge! Great job!

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Organize Kitchen Cabinets Challenge Pictures

by Bec @ 2012 - The Year of Challenges
(Adelaide, Australia)

Before

Before

Before After Before - plastics cupboard After - plastics cupboard

Bec shared her before and after posts for week #2 of the challenge on her blog, 2012 - The Year of Challenges.

She worked on many areas of her kitchen, but I chose on this hall of fame to show two of the most striking before and after pictures.

Look at what just a little decluttering and organizing can do, even without using any storage solutions at all, in making the space more usable.

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Decluttered & Straightened Up Cabinets

by Diane @ Where Do I Get Started?

Diane from Where Do I Get Started? shared pictures of her organized cabinets.

She says: "I got to work taking everything out of the cupboards one cupboard at a time.

I threw away a whole garbage bag of stuff and donated another whole garbage bag to Value Village.

I loved that as I cleaned and organized it seemed to get easier and I had no problem throwing away things.

I found new homes for some things too!!

I tried to leave space in each cupboard which I am happy to say was accomplished!!!

I love how it all feels better to open a cupboard and be able to see everything to know where everything goes!!!!!!!!!!!"

You did a great job Diane. Thanks for sharing your accomplishments.

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Tackling The Kitchen Cabinets

by Robin

Robin at Someone Else's Genius shared several after pictures after tackling this challenge.

Looks great!

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Kitchen Cabinet and Drawer Organization Before And After Pictures

by Dawn
(Minnesota)

Before

Before

Before After Before and After Stuff I got rid of!

Dawn says:

After completing the challenge this week, I was shocked to see how much stuff I had that I didn't need! I broke it down and did the cabinets with dishes and our kitchen storage closet in one afternoon. Then the next afternoon I did the cookware cabinets and the drawers that hold utensils and miscellaneous stuff.

I got rid of stuff I didn't use, moved things to a better location and then organized them in a way that made it easier for me to get things out of the cabinets. I thought about what irritates me when I go into each cabinet and corrected those problems.

I got rid of ten bags of stuff! Now I can't wait to get started on the food storage areas.

It feels so good to look into my cabinets and see the organization and lack of clutter.

Taylor says:

Thanks Dawn for sharing those great pictures.

Wow! Ten bags of stuff decluttered. That is pretty darn awesome, and I'm sure it feels so freeing to you. Keep up the great work and enjoy your now more spacious kitchen cabinets and drawers.

Do You Want To Organize Your Kitchen Cabinets Now?

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This concludes this first part of the hall of fame for Week #2 of the challenge, all about kitchen cabinet and drawer organization.

If you've gotten inspired I'd love for you to join the 52 Week Organized Home Challenge, and get your whole house organized over the course of the year.

In addition, once you've done this week's challenge I'd love to feature your pictures in the hall of fame too.

Just send in your pictures to the Creative Storage Solutions And Home Organization Hall of Fame and you can show off your hard work too!

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Comments for Kitchen Cabinet and Drawer Organization Before And After Pictures

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labeling shelves
by: Janna

Does anyone else besides me put labels on their shelves in the cabinets stating what's on it? It helps a lot not to be asked where is _____? Where does____ go?

Lazy Susan shelves
by: Anonymous

I have two lazy Susan shelves in a corner. I store candy and treats on one, and drink bottles and bags of dried chili on the other. If anything falls off the shelf into the corner, it is very difficult to retrieve. Any ideas on what is best to store on these type of shelves? Is there some kind of pie shaped containers that fit these shelves?

Turntable kitchen cabinets
by: Anonymous

I didn't notice any turntable cabinets. Does anyone have photos of how they took care of those and what they put in them?

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