5 Things You Should NEVER Store in Overhead Cabinets
Organisation made easy
July 01, 2020
Kitchen organisation can be mind-boggling. We have found a simple storing plan that helps you group items into your kitchen wall cabinets and lower cabinet storage. Storing items in the right wall cabinet can help you with a seamless cooking experience and keep things in order. This way, you don’t have to worry about stray container lids and missing cooking cutlery. This list is sure to help you figure out what not to store in wall cabinets.
#1: Avoid storing rarely used appliances
If you’ve indulged in a high-end espresso machine for yourself or an ice cream maker for your kids and soon forgotten about it, then this one’s for you! The ideal place to store rarely used appliances like ice cream machines, coffee machines and even baking equipment is in the loft space. It’s best to pack them in their original packaging and put them away until you find the need to take them out again. Kitchen wall cabinets are often used to store daily use items that are always within reach.
#2: Do not store cleaning supplies
There’s a reason why soaps and cleaning supplies are always kept away from food items even in grocery stores. Cleaning supplies must never be stored in overhead cabinets due to their harmful chemical and artificial scents. If these cabinets are used to store packaged food and crockery, it’s best to keep cleaning supplies away from them. This is done in order to prevent cross-contamination of odors.
#3: Do not stack up utensils
Stacking up utensils like pots and pans in the kitchen wall cabinets is a big no-no. Not only can they topple over onto your head and cause injuries but also it’s an impractical spot to store anything for elderly people. If you must store cooking utensils in overhead cabinets then you can opt for a cabinet organiser to prevent everything from falling over.
#4: Avoid keeping any cooking cutlery
For most, kitchen wall cabinets are overhead that require us to reach out for things. What makes this tougher is looking for something in a clutter. Cooking cutlery is always difficult to oragnise. Cutlery like spoons, whisks and spatulas are often separated and stored in a drawer with partitions so you can pick them our easily. Therefore, avoid keeping any cutlery in overhead cabinets if you can’t get a clear view of it. If you must, opt for a hook rail for spoons and spatulas.
#5: Do not hoard perishable food items in wall cabinets
There are some food items that can and cannot be stored in kitchen wall cabinets. When stored properly, you can extend the shelf life of some food items. However, when it’s not stored in the proper containers and at the right temperature, food items can grow mold and spoil even more quickly. Therefore, do not store perishable food items like, eggs, vegetables, open jars of jams and pickles, ketchup bottles and even wine in these cabinets.
What should you store in wall cabinets?
- Crockery: Store your daily use crockery in these cabinets. If possible assign the cabinets above the sink for these items as it will be easier to clean up and put them away.
- Coffee mugs and glasses: Similarly, you can store glasses that are used on a daily basis in upper cabinets.
- Food and spices: If your kitchen does not have a pantry or tall unit, you can store dry packaged food like pastas, rice, flour, etc. You can also store non-refrigerated and canned items here.
- Storage containers: Empty storage containers can be stored in lower cabinets. However, if you use them on a daily basis you can assign a cabinet that is above an empty counter space for packing lunch boxes everyday.
- Cutting boards: Additionally, you can store cutting boards and cookbooks in these kitchen wall cabinets.
- Oils: Keep cooking oils in bottles and sealed containers away from light, heat and air.
- Tea and coffee: Practice keeping coffee powder and tea leaves in cabinets away from moisture so they don’t clump up.
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