Nothing feels better than an organized kitchen!
Let’s face it: An organized kitchen can make life a lot easier for those of us who spend a lot of time in the most-used room in the house.
Of course, it’s not always so simple, because most kitchens hold a number of items that don’t always fit together. But there are a number of clever items and simple tips to make your kitchen great again.
Beyond cleaning and re-organizing your kitchen to get rid of all the items you never use, here are nine additional organizational ideas for your kitchen:
The Lazy Susan
Yes, it’s an old-school idea, but they’re still around for a reason. Whether it’s as a built-in lower cabinet
or a smaller counter-top version, they’re the ultimate space savers.
When your drawers are full of things you can’t otherwise find or don’t use, it’s time to organize. From customized to removable, they come in a variety of sizes and materials that should be easy to clean. See these examples
Sliding Shelf Organizers
Divide what you keep in your lower cabinets and organize them on sliding shelves like these
, which provide easy access for items you use often.
Group together similar, smaller items that come in packets or small boxes that are scattered about into clear containers like these
. They can be stackable and are also great to keep cereals, spices and baking items fresh.
Free up your valuable cabinet space by installing stemware racks
below the cabinets to hang your wine glasses. Plus, some can hold other items like wine bottles.
Hanging Pots and Pans
De-clutter the Counters
Get rid of all the items that clutter your counter with wall-mounted basics
like mail slots, magnet boards, key holders, shelves and spice racks to maximize your wall space.
Storing your expensive knives on wall-mounted magnetic strips
not only keeps them sharp, but makes them accessible when you need them and easy to reach without accidentally cutting yourself.