How to Organize Your Kitchen

How to Organize Your Kitchen

How to Organize Your Kitchen
Trends toward smaller homes and affordable living spaces mean that kitchen organization is more important now than ever. While it may sometimes be necessary to reduce the amount of cook and dishware you use, there are plenty of ways to organize and declutter the space you have. Here are three creative organizing ideas to help organize even the most cluttered kitchen.
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Use Vertical Space to Hang Cooking Utensils

Use Vertical Space to Hang Cooking Utensils

If storage is scarce, remember that large walls can do wonders for kitchen organization, and a few simple modifications can open up cabinet space and organize your cookware. Quick improvements, like magnetic strips that hold knives or open shelves for pots and pans, make it easy to access your cooking and baking necessities. A suspended pot rack over your kitchen island is another innovative way to organize, providing plenty of room to hang pans and lids. Kitchen pegboards are another wall-mounted storage solution that make it easy to organize items that could otherwise disorganize your counters.

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Add Hooks and Racks to Every Hidden Surface

Add Hooks and Racks to Every Hidden Surface

Letting your doors and other unconventional kitchen surfaces work double-duty will help organize and open tons of new drawer, pantry, and counter space in your kitchen. Installing hooks, baskets, and bars in or under cabinets makes it easy to hang pans, lids, and dish towels out of sight, while suspended shelves and spice racks keep your ingredients and other cooking necessities within easy reach. Organizing dry goods and cleaning supplies is simple and intuitive with over-the-door racks for the pantry or kitchen door, and magnetic tool racks can be fastened to a metal backsplash or fridge.

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Conquer Kitchen Drawers With Dividers

Conquer Kitchen Drawers With Dividers Image Provided by Jarek Ceborski

Nothing is more frustrating than trying to extract the pan or utensil you need from a jam-packed junk drawer. Thankfully there are a variety of convenient additions designed to provide long-lasting, clutter-free kitchen storage. Insert drawer organizers to organize food and cookware. The idea is to separate storage into convenient compartments and categories that are just as easy to access as they are to maintain.

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Create a Smooth Flow With Moveable Storage

Create a Smooth Flow With Moveable Storage

When you’re running low on cabinet space, flexible kitchen storage is your greatest ally. For example, setting your table at mealtime is a breeze when you store your dishes and utensils in cabinets with pull-out shelves. Large appliances also benefit from this storage technique. A Lazy Susan is a convenient addition that helps keep your kitchen organized by rotating to provide quick access to everything you need. To keep your baking supplies front and center, consider a kitchen cart. Most kitchen carts feature built-in shelving to help remove clutter in compact areas and tiny kitchens, and some even have wheels so you can move them to where they’ll be most useful.

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Free Up Cupboard Space With Containers

Free Up Cupboard Space With Containers Image Provided by Rustic Vegan

Storage is just as integral to your kitchen as your cookware and appliances, but if you have a small kitchen, it’s a good idea to repurpose jugs and jars for any additional storage space you may need. Canisters keep your pantry and countertop from becoming overcrowded and provide easy access to your most-used cooking and baking tools. Consider storing items in see-through containers that not only organize your refrigerator, but keep food visible, fresh, and free of accidental cross-contamination. To find the best storage for your needs, check out our Tips on Buying Kitchen Storage Canisters.

Kitchen clutter sneaks up on the best of us, and even if you spend hours organizing your kitchen, it can be hard to maintain that order long term. Check out our Decluttering Tips for an Organized Home to make sure you’re only holding onto the necessities.