So, when I had a spare hour this afternoon, I decided to tackle these cupboard monsters! To begin with I took everything out of the cupboard and gave each shelf a good cleaning.
Next I sorted through the items to determine what I actually need. I put things which didn't belong in the cupboards back in their rightful places and chucked away any old or never see takeaway menu's. We had loads! I also checked all the 'best before' dates on my perishable goods and threw away any which were expired.
I also have lots of biscuit cutters which I don't use often (Santa cookie cutters!) but still need. This is where saving old ice-cream tubs come in handy!
Finally placed all the items back in the cupboard with the items I use the most at the front. If you can see on the left hand photo below, I also grouped together all the takeaway menus with a bulldog clip so that I can whip them out of the cupboard and flick through them all like a book on takeaway night!
Voila! The finished article, everything has a place and I can see what I have in my cupboards, the best part is, I haven't spent a penny on fancy shelving or boxes!
Happy organising people!