How to Reorganize Your Kitchen for Easier Holiday Baking
November 20, 2020
It’s already fall, which means one thing: the holidays are right around the corner. If baking is a big part of the holiday season for you, maybe it’s time to start getting situated with everything you’ll need to make all kinds of seasonal treats.
- Store cookie sheets vertically. If your cookie sheets and muffin pans are sitting in a precarious stack, here’s a better way to have them right at your fingertips. Use tension rods to stow them vertically in a cabinet. This will make it easy to keep them in order and avoid having to dig.
- Enlist turntables for spices. From pumpkin pie spice to cinnamon, spices are an important part of holiday baking! But it’s easy to get frustrated looking for a certain spice if yours are just tossed into a cabinet together. One of the quickest and easiest ways to control the chaos? Add a mini turntable to a tall cabinet and organize your spices on it alphabetically.
- Try hanging your parchment paper. Parchment paper is probably a go-to tool when you’re baking! But it can be annoying and cumbersome to constantly be taking it out of an overstuffed drawer. Instead, pop a wooden dowel through the center of the box and the roll, and then use temporary hooks to hang it on the back of a cabinet door. This saves space and grants you easy access to a quick sheet of parchment paper.
- Add extra shelves or drawers, no installation required. You might notice a pattern with all of these tips—they make the most of vertical space in your cabinets which would otherwise go to waste. This final suggestion does, too. If you have some extra-tall cabinets, buy wire shelves that stack right on top of the existing shelf and add extra storage space, or add bins to create “drawers” that make it easier to see what you have.
The 52 Best Kitchen Cabinet Organization Ideas of All Time [Apartment Therapy]
The 35 Most Brilliant Organizing Ideas of All Time [The Kitchn]
22 Smart Storage Tricks for a Small Kitchen [Good Housekeeping]