Sometimes I wish I was like Samantha in “Bewitched” and had the power to wiggle my nose and de-clutter my kitchen cabinets (or clean the house, do the laundry, etc.). It really doesn’t matter whether your kitchen is tiny or spacious, keeping the cabinets organized makes it easier to find what you need, when you need it. (Especially with two hungry boys to feed like Ben and Whistler!) When you have a small kitchen like ours, the key to keeping your sanity is staying organized and reducing clutter!
Of course just because the kitchen is small, doesn’t mean you have less food, pots and pans, or plates, so you really have to maximize your space. Good thing there are products on the market like the SpiceStack that has a place for my garlic powder, cumin, basil, oregano and every other spice in my cabinet. Not only are my kitchen cabinets more organized since we started using the SpiceStack, but its saved us from buying duplicate items.
There are two different models of the SpiceStack to meet your needs the Original ($29.99) which holds 18 full-sizes or 36 half-size spice bottles, measures 8″ wide by 8.5″ high by 10.9″ deep, perfect for people that only have a few spices in their cabinets. And for the serious cooks that have a large assortment of spices, the Chef’s Edition ($39.99) which holds 30 full-sizes or 60 half-size spice bottles, measures 12.8″ wide by 8.7″ high by 10.9″ deep.
After getting my spices organized, it was time to tackle the K-cups in our kitchen! There’s nothing like stumbling into the kitchen before having my caffeine fix and not finding the K-cup I’m looking to brew. Not to mention that we used to store them on the very top shelf and so they were very hard for me to reach and we were always running out because I couldn’t see when we were running low. Thank goodness the CoffeeStack ($29.99) holds 40 K-cups and fits neatly inside our cabinets.
It’s actually the only K-cup holder designed specifically for the kitchen cabinets! It measures less than 6″ wide with four drawers that fold down to display the K-Cups, and makes it easy to find the one I’m looking for when half-asleep. And of course, I have more than one kind of coffee machine and as you can see, it actually holds CBTL cups too!
So while I don’t have the power to wiggle my nose and magically eliminate the clutter, at least using the SpiceStack and CoffeeStack have created a more organized space. And an even better side effect is that while I got this cabinet in order, it made more room and enabled me to get my other cabinet in order too!