If you're an avid baker, your kitchen is likely filled to the brim with various tools, ingredients, and accessories, and it can be hard to keep it all under control. Read more to learn some of my best tips for organizing your baking supplies.
I don't know about you, but my kitchen cabinets are always stuffed with mixing bowls, baking sheets, jars of sprinkles, cookie cutters, and more. It can easily get overwhelming and frustrating when I can't find what I'm looking for.
But a little organization truly goes a long way! Designating a home for all my tools and ingredients has helped make the baking process so much more enjoyable for me, and I wanted to share some of my best tips for organizing baking supplies with you today.
Ready? Let's get to organizing.
1. Get Rid of What You're Not Using
First things first, it's important to take time to audit everything you own. Go through everything and get rid of all the broken measuring cups, random spatulas, and miscellaneous appliances that you don't reach for on a regular basis.
I try and set aside some time to do this at least once a year, and I'm always surprised by how many tools I end up decluttering. Once I'm done, I find it really satisfying knowing that every item in my baking collection serves a purpose.
Once you've gone through everything, offer the appliances and tools you don't want anymore to a friend, try and sell them on Facebook Marketplace, or donate them at your local thrift shop. That way, they will hopefully be used by someone else who has a purpose for them.
2. Decant Dry Goods
Now that you've gone through everything in your collection, it's time to give everything a home!
To help organize my ingredients a bit more effectively, I love to decant all my dry goods into clear containers. I picked up this set of food storage containers from Amazon and spent an afternoon transferring all my ingredients into them, and I'm obsessed with how everything looks now.
And when it comes to doing this, don't feel like you have to go out and buy the fanciest food storage collection out there. Repurpose some mason jars or fill up those leftover takeaway containers you have sitting in your kitchen cabinet. No matter what you use to decant your dry goods, I think you'll find that the process helps organize your ingredients and makes everything easier to locate in your pantry.
3. Label Everything
If you know me, you know I'm an avid labeler. I picked up this inexpensive label maker a few years ago, and now I've basically labeled everything in my house. I have a bit of a problem.
But when it comes to organizing baking supplies, labeling everything truly helps! I find it useful to label all my food storage containers, spice jars, and more. That way, it's really easy to find exactly what I'm looking for when I head into the pantry.
When you're labeling dry goods, you might also consider writing the expiration date on the back of your storage containers. Nobody wants to use expired baking powder, right?
4. Use the Backs of Doors and Cabinets
If you have a small kitchen like me, it's important to maximize all the real estate you have. One way I like to do this is by storing as much as possible on the backs of doors and cabinets.
And don't be afraid to get creative when doing this! I put a hanging shoe organizer on the back of my pantry door, and I use it to store my kitchen scale, piping bags, bowl scrapers, and more. That way, these items aren't taking up room in my kitchen drawers, and it's easy to grab them when assembling everything I need for a recipe.
Another great option to look into might be an over the door organizer like this. With a bit of research, you'll be able to find something that fits your kitchen perfectly and helps organize everything in your collection with ease.
5. Group Like Items Together
When organizing all my baking supplies, I like to group like items together. All my dry goods are stored on the same two shelves in my pantry, all my cake decorating supplies are tucked away in the same drawer, and all my cookie cutters are organized into bins at the top of a cabinet.
Take inventory of everything you own, and think about ways that you can organize your baking supplies in a manner that just makes sense. That way, you'll spend less time digging around for tools and more time actually baking.
6. Streamline Your Spices
If you bake a lot, chances are you go through a lot of spices. I know I feel like I'm always running out of ground cinnamon!
To help streamline my spice collection, I transferred all of them from their original containers to these clear spice jars a few years ago. I wrote the name of each spice on the lid with a Sharpie so that it's easy to identify each one when peering into my cabinet.
I keep all my cooking spices together on the left side of the cabinet, and I group all my baking spices together on the right. Now, it's so easy to find what I'm looking for, and my spice cabinet has never looked more aesthetically pleasing.
7. Display Your Favorite Supplies
Last but not least, you could always consider putting your favorite appliances and tools on display in your kitchen.
Since I use my KitchenAid mixer on almost a daily basis, I like to keep it out on my kitchen counter. Plus, it's a beautiful mint green color, so I feel like it doubles as decor. Win-win!
Think about displaying your go-to spatulas in a utensil crock next to your stove or featuring your sprinkle collection on an open shelf. You'll be able to easily grab some of your favorite supplies when the baking urge strikes, and they'll make a great conversation starter as well.
Now that you've got your collection of baking supplies under control, it's time to whip up something delicious! I know I always enjoy baking so much more when all my ingredients and tools are organized and easy to find.
And if you're looking for some new recipes to try out, I've got you covered — you can check out my full recipe collection here. All the recipes are sorted by category, season, and holiday, so you can easily browse through and find the perfect recipe for any occasion.
Now let me know in the comments: How do you like to organize your baking supplies? Are you going to try out any of these tips?