I find that having an organized kitchen simplifies my routine in cooking and grocery shopping. Knowing where everything is keeps me up on what I am out of. To spruce things up I lined most of my drawers and cabinets with contact paper. My biggest reason for doing this is because I recently put in a new sink and garbage disposal and I saw how bad it looked under the sink. Here is what it looked like.
Before I put my contact paper down I painted the bottom of the cabinet with a primer that helps with mold and mildew. Kilz is a great product to use and it dries quick. Considering that I had minor water damage I figured this was a smart move.
After all is said and done this is the new look under the sink. I put my dish cleaning supplies in a separate tub than my other cleaners. I also made sure that my tubs had solid bottoms just in case anything leaked.
Moving onto my spice cabinets. I am warning you it's bad...
The most used spices are in the front rows and then what ever was left over I put on the side. My flour and sugar went into glass containers. My baking soda, baking powder and other small boxed baking/cooking items went into a tub and I labeled it on the outside. Being able to see and know where everything is makes cooking easier. I always hate when I go to cook something and I am missing an important ingredient. We all know the spice cabinet is a dreaded area to check when making a grocery list. This will definitely be a BIG saver for me.
If the task of taking on your entire kitchen is too much start with one cabinet or one drawer. Happy cleaning!