3 Things to Stop Doing When Organizing Your Kitchen

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You’ve decided that it’s time to finally organize your kitchen, but where do you even start with such a big project? Knowing what to do is important, but it’s equally important to know what not to do. Here are some of the common kitchen organization mistakes you should avoid.

Keeping Many Backups

Whether it’s forks or cans of beans, too many backups of any item will take up a lot of your precious space and it’s likely that you don’t need them. This is especially important for small kitchens. Declutter before organizing if you want the best results.

Buying Organization Items Upfront

You may be tempted to buy all those cute organization bins and baskets before you even start, but it’s crucial to measure the space first and see what you really need. This is the only way to utilize every corner and you’ll be thankful you did it after you’re done.

Not Labeling

Label everything. It will help you stay on track with your stuff and help your family know where exactly to put things back. If you’re transferring pantry food from the original package to jars, label each of them and add the expiration date you can find on the package so you’re always sure everything is good to be used.