13 Smart Ways to Organize and Organize Your Kitchen

13 Smart Ways to Organize and Organize Your Kitchen

You can never have enough space in the kitchen. Whether you have a large space or a small pantry, you will always struggle to fit things in. If you are reading this, you are probably struggling to keep your kitchen neat and clean and end up with a messy kitchen. Okay, straight-up creating a magazine-cover kitchen can be difficult but it’s certainly not impossible. To help you out, here are some tips to organize your kitchen and turn it into the gourmet haven you’ve always dreamed of. But remember, maintaining a kitchen requires constant effort, so make sure you follow these tips regularly and revisit them when it’s time to straighten up your kitchen again.

Here are 13 tips for creating a well-organized kitchen.

1. Clutter

If there’s clutter everywhere — drawers, countertop, cabinets, refrigerator — start decluttering immediately. Filter all foods first and discard those past the expiration date. If possible, label products that are close to the expiration date and remember to use them first and throw them away after the date. Throw away all those tools and equipment you bought out of enthusiasm but never got around to using them.

2. Required first

Keep all tools of everyday use and food items such as spices separate, but within arm’s reach of your workplace for easy access. You’ll save time and won’t have to scramble to find your drawers every time. Similarly, store the foods you use most often toward the front of your cabinets and let the rest take their time in the back until you decide to use them.

3. Label Everything

First, store all perishable foods in transparent containers so you always know when to refill them. And, since many cereals, spice powders, etc. look similar, label the containers so you don’t make mistakes when making quick meals.

(Also Read: 4 Storage Jars And Containers That Will Help You Organize Your Kitchen Better)

Label all your kitchen containers
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4. Divide and Group

The age-old method of ‘divide and group’ has helped many people maintain a well-organized kitchen. Start by separating the different types of kitchen items, and group each type together and store them together. Mark a designated area for each type of item in the kitchen and always stick to it. All knives and cutlery go in one place, all flour should be kept separate, all spices should have a separate place, and so on. You’ll know where it is like the back of your hand.

5. Invest in a Spice Rack

Spice racks not only help free up cabinet and drawer space, they also make spices more accessible when cooking. Invest in a nice looking spice rack (which really doesn’t have to be expensive) and set aside a separate space to keep your spices neatly in one place. Here are some of the best spice racks that you can buy online.

6. Use Walls

While your drawers are full, the walls are empty. So grab whatever you can, and mount on the wall using command hooks for pans and strainers, floating shelves for spices, magnetic holders for knives, and racks for utensils and small appliances.

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Hooks on Walls to Hack Kitchen Accessories
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7. Get drawer organizers

The internet is full of interesting drawer organizer tools that you will be spoiled for choice. You can get plastic inserts for drawers, wooden dividers for larger cabinets, and portable drawers. These tools help divide up your cabinets and keep smaller items in their place.

8. Vertical Storage Option

Consider this, you have all the space from floor to ceiling, but not wall to wall. Use the entire wall till the ceiling to store your kitchen essentials. Split large cabinets in two, use shelf risers or even a pegboard wall, which has tons of holes in it for hanging all kinds of kitchen equipment. Another great trick that works is – stack your pans in descending size order. A smaller pan should fit into the base of a larger pan and so on. – And then put the lids of all the pans in the same way but keep them upside down on the topmost pan.

9. Hang a Chalkboard

Let’s face it, mental notes get wiped from memory as soon as you step out of the kitchen. Having a chalkboard in the kitchen will allow you to make quick notes and remember what to buy next for your kitchen.

10. Pull-Out Drawers for the Win

Most modular kitchens today have roll-out drawers for storing various kitchen items. If you still don’t know, then you know what to do. These drawers provide so much space that your life in the kitchen will become much easier. And if you already have those, try adding a roller cart—a tall container storage rack that can be placed anywhere, even in the space between the refrigerator and the wall.

(Also Read: 6 Underrated Kitchen Tools To Increase Your Efficiency)


Pull-out drawers provide plenty of storage
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11. Use a Corner Shelf

Yes, now you have realized that your kitchen corners are lying vacant and ready to be used for storage. Get attractive wooden shelves for those corners and keep your cups, pans, glasses, just about anything on them.

12. Hang Side Storage Rack Over Refrigerator

Seriously, these racks are a godsend if you know how to use them. Just hang these wire racks on the side of the refrigerator and you’ll be able to free up at least one cabinet in your kitchen.

13. Get Creative

Use your creativity to create more space in the kitchen. Here are a few ideas to get you started. If you barely use your turntable for baking cakes, use it to store small jars of spices. Use your extra cooling rack to hold tablecloths or cleaning supplies. Don’t forget to use the space under the rack as well.

Kitchen is the cornerstone of the house. Keep it neat and clean and spend all your time there.

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