Organizing cabinets can be a mystery. They have doors for a reason, right? Throw stuff in and close the door. Done and done! But doesn’t it make it easier when everything has a place behind those closed doors?
Coffee happens to be my life line. If you understand that, we are automatically besties AND you may find some helpful information by reading how finally got an organized coffee station. It not only keeps everything coffee related at my fingertips, but it also helps me remember some things in the morning.
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Not terrible, but lots of things that didn’t really belong in this space ended up here. Sometimes things just land in the closest open spot. That’s the thing about organizing spaces, once something has a place to live it is easy to keep it neat.
So let’s get started on getting you an organized coffee station.
Step 1: Pick Your Cabinet
Choose a cabinet that will be convenient for you. Maybe one right over your coffee maker like I have.
Step 2: Lose Some Extras
We all have our favorite coffee mugs. I am not suggesting you get rid of those mugs that speak your truth. Here are some truth speaking favorites of mine.
But, those mugs that you were given as a gift or absolutely never use, the one that are too small, or feel weird in your hand, let those go. Donating is a great option.
Step 3: Add Contact Paper
Contact paper not only looks fancy, but it protects your shelves. I don’t know about you but my cups are never completely dry when I take them out of the dishwasher. That moisture can cause your shelves to bubble or stain. No good.
Here are some options from Amazon.
Here’s the thing. Not only can you use this on your shelves, but you could line the back of your cabinet with it as well for a fun and interesting twist.
Step 4: Add Your Mug Set
Now that your cabinet is all protected and pretty, add in your mugs.
Step 5: Add in Those Travel Mugs
I love my Yeti travel mug. It is my absolute favorite. You can get your own here.
Step 6: Use This Space To Your Advantage
If you drink coffee every morning, use this cabinet to remind you of other things you are “supposed” to be doing. John is supposed to drink his protein drink every day. Seeing it when he goes for his coffee mug helps to remind him.
I added in a basket for all the vitamins and supplements we use as well.
Step 7: Add in Your Fancy Stuff
Use that top shelf you can barely reach anyway, for those things you rarely use. We have a french press which we love for special Sunday afternoon coffee. Our coffee bean grinder, extra container of coffee, thermal pot and sugar/creamer set also go up there.
Step 8: Finally add in those favorite mugs!
You could add hooks under the shelf and hang them above the sets of mugs, but since I have a large cabinet to store all these things I plopped them into that last empty space.
Now I have all the things I need to feed my coffee habit, neatly organized.
My coffee maker, spoons, coffee, filters and sugar live just below this cabinet.
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