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Corner Cabinet Storage: How to Organize a Corner Cabinet

Most kitchens have that one awkward corner cabinet that is difficult to reach and even harder to keep organized. But with a little creativity, that space can be transformed into an efficient storage solution.


If you’re like most homeowners, you have at least one corner cabinet in your kitchen. Corner cabinets can be great for storage, but they can also be a challenge to organize. These tips will help you get the most out of your corner cabinet!

Install a Lazy Susan

A Lazy Susan cabinet is a type of base cabinet with two or more shelves that rotate around a central point. It is usually installed in corner units, making it an ideal storage solution for difficult-to-reach areas. Lazy Susans come in a variety of sizes and styles, so they can be used in both small and large kitchens. In addition to their practicality, Lazy Susans can also add a touch of whimsy to any kitchen. 



A lazy susan is a great way to organize your corner kitchen. But what should you actually store in it? Here are a few ideas:


  • Canned goods: soup, beans, tomatoes, etc.
  • Spices: salt, pepper, oregano, thyme, etc.
  • Baking supplies: flour, sugar, baking powder, etc.
  • Condiments: ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, etc.
  • Oils and vinegars: olive oil, vegetable oil, balsamic vinegar, etc.


With a little bit of planning, you can easily turn your lazy susan into a well-organized pantry. Just be sure to choose items that you’ll use often, and label everything clearly so you can find what you need in a snap.


Consider a Blind Corner Cabinet for Larger Items

Never underestimate the power of a blind corner cabinet. Sure, they may seem like a small detail in the grand scheme of your kitchen design, but they can actually be a game-changer when it comes to storage. Not only do they provide extra space for larger items, but they also help to keep your kitchen organized and tidy. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t want that?



Lazy Susan vs Blind Corner Cabinet Infographic
Lazy Susan vs Blind Corner Cabinet Infographic

Blind corner cabinets are typically installed in the corner of the kitchen, where two walls meet. They usually have two doors that open to reveal a deep, fixed shelf. This shelf is perfect for storing pots and pans, applause, or any other larger items that you want to keep out of sight. And because the doors open independently, you can still access the contents of the cabinet even if one door is blocked by another piece of furniture.

Place a Shelf Above the Corner Kitchen Cabinet 

Do you ever find yourself searching endlessly for that one pot or pan that always seems to disappear into the depths of your kitchen cabinets? If so, you’re not alone. Even the most organized cooks can have trouble keeping track of all their pots and pans. 


One way to solve this problem is to place a shelf above the corner kitchen cabinet. This way, you can keep all your pots and pans within easy reach. Plus, it will free up valuable space in your cabinets for other items. Best of all, it’s a relatively easy project that you can do yourself in just a few hours.

Add Baskets or Boxes

If you’re like most people, your kitchen cabinets are full of things you never use. Coffee mugs from that one time you tried to become a morning person, Tupperware with more lids than containers, and that weird cooking gadget your aunt got you for Christmas. But hidden amongst all this clutter are a few essential items that you use every day. Dishes, silverware, and glasses all need to have a home, and oftentimes the best place for them is in the corner cabinet. But if this cabinet is anything like mine, it’s crammed full of stuff and difficult to access. 


One way to fix this problem is to add baskets or boxes. By corralling items into a small space, you can make it easier to find what you need and free up some much-needed room in your cabinets. So if you’re looking for a way to declutter your kitchen, add some baskets or boxes to your corner cabinet.


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Declutter Your Kitchen – Store Only What You Need

There’s a saying that the kitchen is the heart of the home. If that’s true, then the corner cabinet must be the heart of the kitchen. After all, it’s where we store all of our essential items, from pots and pans to spices and seasonings. But all too often, this important space can become cluttered and disorganized. Luckily, there are a few simple steps you can take to declutter your corner cabinet and make it more functional.


First, take everything out of the cabinet and sort it into three piles: things you use regularly, things you occasionally use, and things you never use. Be ruthless in your sorting – if you haven’t used something in six months, chances are you don’t need it. 



Once you’ve sorted your items, put the things you use regularly back into the cabinet. Then, find a new home for the things you occasionally use; this could be another kitchen cabinet, a pantry, or even the garage. Finally, get rid of the things you never use – either donate them to charity or throw them away.


With these simple tips, you can maximize your storage space and keep your corner cabinet looking neat and tidy.

Final Thoughts

Now that you know how to organize a corner cabinet, it’s time for some final thoughts. First, remember that organization is key. Take the time to plan out what goes where, and don’t be afraid to change things up if they’re not working. Second, keep it clean. A messy corner cabinet is just going to make things more difficult in the long run. Finally, have fun with it! Organizing your home should be an enjoyable experience, so take the opportunity to really make your space work for you. With these tips in mind, you’ll be on your way to a well-organized home in no time.

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