Clever And Easy Kitchen Organization Ideas You’ll Love
The kitchen is often the most used space in your home — and the least loved. Half-filled spice jars can clutter your countertop. Piles of mismatched containers and lids can overflow from your cabinets. And coffee filters and paper plates can get crammed in your pantry alongside bulky boxes of cereal and bags of bread.
Sometimes, the kitchen can be a total mess. But don’t worry!
Here are 11 clever kitchen organization ideas that will keep your kitchen clutter-free so you can focus on what matters most (no, really): enjoying your food.
1. Store spices, baking ingredients, and snacks in glass jars or other transparent containers.
One of the best ways to save space in your kitchen and keep everything neat is to use transparent containers. Store everything from spices and baking ingredients to cereal, chips, and loose-leaf tea in either glass or plastic containers.
If you plan to store things like flour, sugar, and baking powder on open shelves, opt for attractive matching containers like glass jars, Mason jars, or metal tins.
2. Use your walls, ceiling, and doors for vertical kitchen storage
Take advantage of the vertical space in your kitchen. The inside of a pantry door, the sides of your cabinets, and the space above your stove are all creative kitchen organization ideas for cooking tools and cleaning supplies — without having to sacrifice any counter or drawer space.
Nail plastic pencil trays and baskets to the cabinet door below your sink to store extra sponges, rolls of trash bags, and dish soap.
Hang a metal grid above your kitchen island to hang pots and pans — bonus points if they’re all color-coordinated.
Another easy kitchen organization tip is to hang an over-the-door organizer on the inside of your pantry door to store everything from PowerBars and tea packets to Ziploc bags and tin foil.
. Store water bottles and thermoses in a wine rack.
Instead of crowding all your reusable water bottles and to-go coffee mugs together on a shelf, use a cheap wine bottle rack to keep them organized and easy to grab.
4. Bring the Lazy Susan back.
Lazy Susans are the little black dresses of kitchens: useful, versatile, convenient, and surprisingly stylish. They can do so much more than sit on the dining table and hold your napkins and condiments for a family dinner.
Get creative and use Lazy Susans in different sizes and different areas of the kitchen. For example, put one in the corner of your counter to corral spices or condiments.
Or stick a Lazy Susan in the fridge to organize beverages or little bowls of pre-chopped and prepped ingredients for dinner.