Kitchen Organization

Written by Meryl Starr

If your life is like most people’s, the kitchen is the busiest room in your home. Not only do your prepare and cook meals there but it can also be a natural gathering place for entertaining guests.

Before the holidays get underway this year you might want to take some time to De-Clutter and Organize the kitchen. It certainly will make holiday preparations easier, you will know what ingredients you have and what you need to purchase.

Before you begin clear the counters ,empty the dishwasher, and give the kitchen a quick clean.

Ask yourself these questions….

  • Are your cabinets so overstuffed that you don’t know what you own?
  • When you are preparing a meal, do the appliances and other kitchen tools on your counter get in the way?
  • Do you find that the most frequently used items are not easily accessible?

Start going through the cabinets and drawers, scrutinize the contents of your cabinets and pull out items you no longer need.

Add shelving, if your cabinets are mounted sufficiently above your counter, you can install small shelves underneath them to hold cookbooks, small appliances, jars of spices and herbs, or other items you want to have handy.

If you can’t keep track of the food items that you have on hand and if sometimes food spoils, with some reorganization and occasional maintenance of your refrigerator, freezer and pantry, you’ll have what you need on hand, be able to find it and waste less food. 


  • Arranging items by category
  • Containerize and label
  • Avoid Overstuffing

 A fun easy project you to consider is organizing your spice cabinet. See my book for details and visit the Container Store for product ideas.

Happy Holidays!


Meryl Starr ( specializes in transforming people's lives.  She has been in business for over 20 years and is known as one of the country's top personal organizers.  She is also a radio talk show host and an author.  For help with any project for your home or office, download her book THE HOME ORGANIZING WORKBOOK from Amazon.  It's full of great ideas, classic tips, and practical solutions … a must have!