Here are the top mistakes I see people make when they set up their kitchen:
1. They put food in lower cabinets. Your lower cabinets are deeper than your upper cabinets, which means food can easily get lost down there. Store food in the upper cabinets and leave the lower cabinets for cookware and appliances.
2. They have multiple brands of leftover containers. This makes it really hard to find the matching lid quickly! Stick to one brand of leftover containers and store them in a cabinet or deep drawer.
3. The attachments for the appliances are not stored beside the appliances. This one is an easy fix. Just get a clear plastic shoebox and store those appliance attachments in there. Label the box and store on the shelf beside the appliances.
4. There are 20+ utensils jammed in a jar on the counter that is meant to hold 8 utensils. Get a bigger jar. I actually like to use a glazed, 6” wide ceramic pot. Or make room in a drawer to hold the lesser used utensils.
5. The adjustable shelves aren’t adjusted to maximize space. We tend to see a lot of wasted vertical space when shelves are not adjusted. You can always get a shelf riser or another shelf cut at a place like Home Depot if you need more shelves.
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