Cute, customized, delicate, and regularly used, coffee and tea mugs come in all shapes and sizes. If you have an extended coffee cup and teacup collection (like me) and if you can not resist buying vibrant mugs, the chances are that your cabinets, shelves, and the coffee and tea station could use some pick-me-up.
Even if your mug collection is small, not having an organization system for it can quickly make things look messy, and that’s a shame. Because a little organization haul for your mugs and cups can make a huge difference!
Not sure how to design a storage system for your mug cabinet or things you need to make it prettier? I got you. Today, I’ll walk you through some genius ideas you can follow to organize your drinkware cabinet and tidy it up before mugs start falling out of drawers. Stick around, here’s how to organize mugs!
How To Organize Mugs In 5 Easy Steps
1. Design An Organization System
First things first: where are all your mugs, cups, and glasses right now? If they’re poorly stacked in a cabinet or drawer, you need an organization system for them. Putting all your drinkware in an overhead cabinet means you’ll have to fiddle through them to find the one you need. That’s why designing a system is important for your kitchen organization’s goals.
Here are some tools you can add to your kitchen for mug and glassware organization:
If your kitchen cabinets are brimming with stuff, you have to increase their storage capacity with some smart solutions. Easy-to-mount hooks enable you to accommodate more items and also look nice, so it’s a win-win for you.
If your mug collection is quite large, you’ll need a multi-tier wall-mounted cup holder. You can mount this holder on an empty wall and accommodate a big part of your kitchenware collection on it.
But if allocating a wall for your new cup holder is impossible, you can use under-shelf hooks to double your glassware cabinet’s space. Single-tier wall hooks are also an option for your bigger mugs and glasses.
If you don’t prefer hooks or don’t have the space to use them, get some racks for your kitchen. The stand-alone metal racks help you organize your kitchen countertop easily and look fine alongside.
You can place these racks on the countertop or inside a cabinet to ensure your precious kitchenware collection is safely tucked away. If your new organization racks are good quality, you can also stack them to increase your drawer or cabinet space.
These are the simplest organizers for mugs and glasses. If you want to keep your everyday use drinkware right by the sink, get a smallholder, and you’re good.
Since these holders are available in different materials and sizes, you can find one that suits your kitchen preferences better. You’ll also come across plastic holders, which are suitable for short-term use since you don’t want all of your kitchenware on fancy racks and mounts.
Get To Work
Once the storage system is sorted, it’s time to start organizing.
Arranging an organization system is one thing, putting it to the test is another, so don’t get frustrated if the kitchen cabinet organization results don’t look as good at your first attempt.
If your kitchenware collection seems hard to organize because of the variety and sizes of different items, follow the next steps to ease your work.
2. Take Out Your Collection
Open all your kitchen cabinets and drawers to gather your delicate glassware. If you only want to organize big mugs, take ‘em out and line them on the countertop.
This easy step will tell you how many new holders or hooks you’ll need in your kitchen. If you haven’t used some of these cups in a long time, how about seeing them off?
Now, I don’t mean purging your precious ‘for guests’ cups, but giving away the lesser-used ones is still good. Once everything is out of the cabinet, clean its shelves before putting things back.
3. Test Your Selected Storage Methods
So, did you install under-shelf hooks or got metal racks for your precious mug collection? Whichever organization system you’ve invested in, put it to action.
Stack, hang, and stuff your mugs according to these organizers to reduce kitchen clutter in your upper cabinets. If some of the mugs are still out, get more hooks or holders to ensure nothing is kept in the cabinet haphazardly. Organizing everything in your new drinkware treasure box might take time, but once you’re done, you’ll like how neat it makes your kitchen look.
4. Amend Things
If you have just too many mugs to nicely accommodate in your kitchen, how about donating some of them?
Purging is always good when things don’t make sense in your cabinets and drawers (organization-wise), so you should look into that.
But if you don’t want to see off your kitchenware, get more holders, mounts, and hooks to ensure nothing remains out of sync. If you like DIY-ing things, you can also make some beautiful decoration pieces from old mugs and cups.
I always say: home organization is more about decluttering and figuring out a helpful system and less about buying new products.
When you don’t let your China or drinkware cabinet get messy, your collection always looks presentable. But if things get out of hand and you need a major ‘operation organization’, use the available space first and get new tools later.
Start with collecting all your mugs from every storage space to estimate how much space you actually need to organize them neatly.
Then donate the pieces you deem suitable, discard those chipped mugs, and reevaluate your collection to work smartly.
Organizing a drinkware cabinet can be a fun experience if you go crafty with its storage capacity and organization system. I wish you luck with this task!
How Do You Store Mugs In a Drawer?
Lining mugs in a drawer upside down is a really good way of storing them. This way, you don’t have to struggle with overloaded overhead cabinets, and your delicate kitchenware is also safe. If you don’t want to keep mugs in the drawer as it is, store them in the packaging boxes instead.
How Should I Arrange My Kitchen Glasses?
The best way is to allocate an entire cabinet for your glasses. If your cabinets have glass windows, work out an easy organization system for the glasses. You can do one glass set per shelf or mix and match them according to the available space. Always keep the extra glasses in their cartons/boxes and store them in a lower cabinet to avoid overloading.
If you store the taller glasses in the back of your cabinet and place the smaller ones in the front, you’ll have a better view of the different types of glasses. This way, you won’t forget what you have.
What Can I Do With Unwanted Cups?
If possible, donate or sell your unwanted cups to free some storage space in your kitchen cabinet or drawer and help shelter homes or community centers. But if that’s not feasible, you can make small candle holders, miniature gardens, birdbaths, and decoration pieces from your unwanted cups.
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Utilize the beautiful China prints to your advantage and make something stunning out of them.
You can paint and embellish these cups and saucers in different ways. Raisin art, painted décor pieces, miniature gardens, succulent plant holders, candle stands or a jewelry tray are some easy options you can follow to upcycle old cups and saucers.
Long glass teacups can be used to display a DIY potpourri and showcase your skills.
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