Use This Clever TikTok Trick To Keep Track Of Cabinet Doors While You're Painting Them

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If you want to revamp your kitchen, painting your cabinets is a cost-effective way of redoing your space. And since the average kitchen remodel can be as high as $40,000, it's a great idea to repurpose your existing cabinetry by giving it a facelift. You'll also work to reduce landfill waste. However, it can be challenging to keep track of where each door goes. Thanks to a genius TikTok hack shared by @mrsashleyfrench, all you need to do is use a Ryobi rotary tool to etch a custom number into each door, keeping a master list for the next time you paint your kitchen cabinets

For $55, you can purchase a cordless Ryobi tool on Amazon. What's great about this tool is that you can reuse it again and again, making it ideal for other DIY projects. If you decide to paint bathroom cabinets, for example, you can use this hack there as well. But you might be wondering why your cabinet's placement matters. For starters, if you install the doors incorrectly, you might find that they're uneven. This can lead to improperly installed hardware, plumbing, and more. But this effective TikTok trick can help you as you paint your cabinets, ensuring they're attached properly and evenly. 

Etch numbers into each cabinet door

To carry out this incredible TikTok hack, begin by labeling each cabinet door. Use painter's tape so you can easily remove it without damaging the wood. Next, make a master list of each cabinet door — something you can refer back to the next time you refinish them. If you're worried you'll misplace this list, it's always a good idea to store it on your phone so you can easily find it. You can even take a picture and save it to your phone. Next, designate each cabinet door with a number, writing it on your painter's tape and your master list. Once all doors have a custom number, use your Ryobi rotary tool to etch this number into the back of them. 

The best place for this engraving is between the hinge holes. Once your cabinets and hardware are installed, you won't see the number, but it will be there for the next time you redo your kitchen. Since you're stripping away a layer of wood, you'll still see the etched numbers after you paint your cabinet. This hack is perfect if you're in search of ideas for your kitchen remodel, helping you organize your cabinets with ease.