Whether you cook every day or only use the microwave occasionally, you probably know just how tricky it is to keep your kitchen organized. It isn’t just plates, cups, and utensils but also all those kitchen tools that you use on a regular (or maybe not-so-regular) basis. Pasta strainers, baking sheets, cheese graters, and rolling pins all take up a lot more space than you think. The same goes for all those things you break out once every couple of years (we’re looking at you, orange juicer).
Whether your cabinets are stocked to the brim with gadgets for every occasion or you still aren’t sure how to boil water, it’s extremely helpful to know how to organize what you have. Kitchen organization can be tricky. It takes a little bit of experience to figure out the best way to configure your cabinets.
But people with organized kitchens have something special —a room where they can relax, spend time with family, and cook and eat delicious meals. Konmari is all the rage, so why not tackle those long-overdue kitchen drawers and cabinets with these 25 trendy hacks?
1. Use T-molding to mount your wine glasses.
Wine glasses are usually difficult to store, especially since their delicate stems break easily. You can keep them tucked neatly away, and protected, by using some regular T-molding to mount them upside-down.
2. Use a chalkboard to record measurements.
Are you an avid baker? Don’t reach for your phone every time you need to make a measurement calculation. This cute chalkboard goes on the inside of your cabinet for easy consultation whenever you need help.
3. Use glass jars to see everything clearly.
Sometimes, one of the hardest things about organizing is the inability to see everything clearly. Thankfully, there’s an easy solution. These glass jars don’t just make it easier to see the contents in your cabinet but they also look super cute.
4. Install some rolling shelves.
It’s easy for things to get jumbled up inside of drawers. With rolling shelves, you can manage better. Make this your next DIY project.
5. Separate things with clear plastic containers.
Often, all you need to feel a little more organized is to have a clear separation of different products. These plastic containers can be found at almost any dollar store and they make organizing drawers and cabinets a breeze.
6. Label EVERYTHING.
One of the basics of good organizing skills is to label, label, label. There’s no point in organizing anything if you can’t see what you’re looking for!
7. Consider a cabinet turntable.
These turntables, also called Lazy Susan’s, fit snugly inside your cabinets. This makes it quick and easy to locate items like spices. Many people also use them for baking ingredients such as flour, sugar, and yeast.
8. Use wire baskets for items like baking sheets.
Baking sheets are a kitchen must-have but they can make a mess in your cabinets. To keep them neat and tidy, use wire baskets to store them upright. While these are meant for desk organization, they’ll work just as well in the kitchen!
9. Get a spice organizer with drawers.
If you have a lot of spices and spend a significant time sifting through them to find what you need, consider getting a spice organizer with drawers. This ensures that each spice is in the proper place, keeping them neat and tidy.
10. Make your own special spice drawer to fit your needs.
Sometimes, DIY is the best plan. If you simply can’t find a spice organizer that suits your needs, why not make one yourself? There are tons of tutorials online to help you get a head start.
11. Utilize corners for additional storage space.
People often forget about the corners of cabinets when it comes to organization. But they offer more space than you think! You can mount shelves or baskets here for spices or other items that can be tucked to one side.
12. Invest in a stackable kitchen organizer.
Stackable kitchen organizers are great for keeping all your similar items in one place while using up all the extra space you have. Of course, if you’re up for a DIY project, they’re pretty easy to make yourself!
13. Make use of vertical space.
Don’t forget about the vertical space in your cabinets. Stacking things on top of one another or even mounting them on walls and doors is an excellent way to keep everything visible and organized.
14. Don’t forget to use the doors.
This goes along with the previous tip: don’t underestimate what your cabinet doors can do! You can use Command hooks, magnets, or regular old screws to mount things on the inside of doors that would otherwise clutter the cabinet.
15. Make a pull-out organizer for under the sink.
If you don’t have a lot of space, collapsible storage is your friend. You can find all sorts of options for pull-out shelves, baskets, and organizers. You can even make them yourself if you feel so inclined.
16. Use baskets.
Simple plastic baskets like these are a great way to keep everything in its place. This type of hack is worth its weight in gold — but luckily, you can find them at any dollar store.
17. Make your own shelf if your cabinets don’t have them.
Are you not finding exactly what you need? Grab some tools and do it yourself. You might be surprised to find that most of these projects aren’t as difficult as you think. For success, you don’t need to have a knack for construction.
18. Install some key rails inside your cabinets.
Key rails hold much more than just keys. If you want a handy way to store your measuring cups and spoons, pop one of these in the cabinet. You can even mount them with wall tape.
19. Use Command hooks instead.
If you want to go super simple, Command hooks can be used for exactly the same thing. All you have to do is peel the label off and stick them on the wall.
20. Invest in a handy mug holder.
Do you want an easy way to store your mugs but without taking up cabinet space? Buy one of these mug holders. Instead of requiring tools to install, you would simply hook one onto the end of the cabinet.
21. Use a clip organizer for your spices.
This handy clip organizer attaches to your cabinet door. All you have to do is pop the spice bottle into place when you’re done with it.
22. Try some document organizers.
Don’t think that organizers can only organize one thing! Take document organizers as a prime example. They’re made to keep papers in a secure place but why not use them for your kitchen cabinets instead?
23. Install a tension rod.
A simple tension rod is a great choice for lower kitchen cabinets. You can hang cleaning supplies, mount shelves, or install an organizer caddy. The installation process is also super easy.
24. Put in a hanging utensil rack.
You love having all those big spoons to cook with but for storing, they take up a lot of room. Instead of putting them in a cabinet or drawer, hang them on the wall to keep them handy yet out of the way.
25. Increase your drawer space by going diagonal.
Sometimes, all you need to do is change the position of kitchen items you store. Diagonal organizers make it easy to put all your utensils in one drawer — no crowding or cramming.