(Family Features) Current trends in household lifestyles, such as first-time home buying or empty nesting, have left people with smaller spaces. Did you know that cabinets are an excellent solution to storage concerns? The experts at Welborn Cabinets suggest these cabinet organization tips to maximize your space.
Designate to conserve. A crucial rule to always follow when trying to conserve space is to give every item its own location. Yes, this may seem like an effortless task; however, how many of your measuring cups or hair products are the exact way you had them when they were first organized? Take the extra time to conserve organization by storing them correctly, and you will be surprised how much time you will actually save when it comes to locating them.
Arrange according to use. Store items by how often you use them. Placing items that are used most in the front. This will save time because you will know exactly where to find them without the hassle of digging to the back of a cabinet.
Add shelving. To get the most out of your cabinets, use sliding shelves. Not only does this eliminate having to kneel and stretch to the back of the cabinet to reach that cake pan that fell behind everything else, but it gives you access to use every inch of space because with a simple pull, everything is brought to you. Wellborn Cabinet, Inc. provides storage solutions such as sliding shelves for maximization of space.
Pare down. Everyone has those dust-collecting items that have not been touched in years. It is time to decide what remains and what needs to be removed. De-cluttering is often associated with closet clean outs, but cabinets could use a clean out, too. For kitchen cabinets, consider donating nonperishable food items and remove those past their expiration date.
Source: Welborn Cabinet, Inc.