Make the Dishwasher the Heart of the Kitchen When you’re organizing your kitchen, it’s essential to think strategically about where your dishwasher is in relation to your everyday utensils and dishes. Put your plates, silverware, cups, and dishes all in close proximity to the dishwasher. Work your way out from there, and place the items you use the least often the farthest away. Same with cabinet space. What you use most keep closer and lower and more central, put seasonal or other non essential items higher.
Categorize Your Pantry Items by the Way You Eat When it comes to organizing your pantry, you need to take everything out first—yes, everything. As you pull each item out, make sure to check expiration dates and only keep things you'll actually eat or use. After you’ve cleared off the shelves, start to categorize by the way you eat, organizing by breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack items. Or if you don't want to do it by meal, keep like items in the same spaces. Keep things that can get sticky (syrups, honeys etc) in a plastic container together to keep the shelves from getting sticky as well. Make sure things are sealed as well to avoid spills and messes.
Make Your Spice Cabinet Uniform The first thing you need to do when organizing your spice cabinet is to decide whether you want to put all of the spices in glass jars or keep them in the store-bought containers they came in. Either way, you want to make sure they are as uniform as possible. If you go the glass jar route, go ahead and place a label on every single one of them, and then take it a step further and alphabetize. If you have numerous spices, maybe a standard cabinet is more for you. Put the ones you use most on the bottom shelf and work your way up according to usage.
Under the Kitchen Sink This area can sometimes get cluttered with about every cleaning item you can think of! Try to make this space make sense. Only store kitchen cleaning items in this area and put your car cleaning or bathroom cleaners somewhere else! Of course, if you have small children, either child proof this cabinet or use the cabinet for other larger pans you don't use often so you don't have to worry about the little ones!
The Refrigerator Similar to your pantry, keep like items together as much as possible. With drawers or even in the door, it's easier to find what you need because you know the ketchup, mustard and mayo are together or fruits or veggies are in certain drawers. It also makes things easier when you do this with your fridge shelves. One shelf has leftovers, one has dairy products, etc. It makes it more difficult to "lose" an item in there only to find it later in a spoiled state!
I hope these few tips get you inspired and help you keep things running smoothly in your household!