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How I organized my kitchen cupboards

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We have a small house.  And even smaller cupboard space.  I literally have one little cupboard that I can put snacks in.  And one other cupboard for spices, gluten-free flours, and various baking items etc.  It was an absolute mess — little bags of raisins, gluten-free crackers, fruit snacks — were everywhere.  Things often fell out when we tried to open the cupboard.  It bothered my husband more than me, but I would just think, well, once I have a bigger house, I’ll have a pantry and then I can be organized!  But no!  I decided that something had to be done, so I searched for the best cupboard organizers.

And I found them in Rubbermaid’s Modular Canister Set — we bought four of these, so the project cost around $100.  You can also find these at Target, etc. and may or may not be able to find better pricing.  I love that these are rectangular and fit perfectly in our tiny space — they also have a “square version” — and are stackable! {These are plastic — which I don’t favor for refrigerated food — we use glass Pyrex containers for that — but they are BPA free, and that is just fine with me.}

I can’t believe that I don’t have a “before” picture.  I went crazy right after I got these from Amazon and I never took a picture!!  I scoured through my pictures to find an open cupboard in the background of a kid-shot, but to no avail.  Oh well, here are the now very organized cupboards!


Our spice rack is from Bed, Bath, & Beyond and we’ve had it for a while — we love to cook, so we are overflowing with spices.  The little white bowl is our Himalayan pink sea salt.

After I go grocery shopping, everything, from gluten-free flours to raisins or dried cherries or nuts, I take out of the cardboard box and put in the containers!  The box goes straight into my recycling pile, and the food gets put in the containers.  Up above, on the left, are our rice cakes, which are the only items I don’t take out of the packaging.

As you can see, to the left of the containers is bakeware, etc., which is still stacked up in a very un-organized manner.  Baby steps.


I labeled everything with my handy-dandy labeler.  I love this thing.  I have organized everything from my son’s Tot School printables to my Bible felting set with this labeler!


This is nothing fancy, but I am so happy with the results, and stuff no longer falls out of the cupboards!


How have you organized in small spaces?  I’d love to see!


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  1. They look so perfect. So organised, so easy to find things.

  2. This is a pretty neat organizing tips. Tupperware’s usually my best pal when it comes to organizing my kitchen items! Thanks for sharing your neat trick Amy!

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