How to Organize Your Kitchen

How to Organize Your Kitchen

Although most kitchens feature built-in cupboards and shelving, 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.

Three Creative Ideas to Maximize Your Kitchen Space

Pot Rack

Hang It Up

Nothing is more frustrating than trying to extract the pan or utensil you need from a jam-packed cabinet or drawer. 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, and frees up cupboard space and drawers. 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 a wall-mounted storage solution that make it easy to organize items that could otherwise disorganize your counters or make junk drawers out of your kitchen drawers. You can also use vertical space next to your stove or fridge to store cooking utensils for quick access. Hanging your kitchenware keeps your drawers, pantry, and countertop from becoming overcrowded, but it also provides easy access to your most-used cooking and baking tools.

Kitchen cabinet door storage

Use Every Surface

When it comes to getting the most out of your kitchen storage, try to consider the unconventional ways you can use every surface, including the backsides of doors. Storage is just as integral to your kitchen as your cookware and appliances, but if you have a small kitchen, it’s easy to repurpose pantry doors with organizers for any additional storage space you may need. Installing hooks and bars on the back of cabinet doors 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. 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.

Kitchen cabinet storage

Divide and Conquer

Disorganization is a common culprit when you’re running low on storage in your kitchen cabinets, but even if you spend hours to make sure they’re well-organized, it can be hard to maintain that order long-term. Thankfully there are a variety of convenient kitchen cabinet additions designed to provide long-lasting, clutter-free storage. Insert organizers that are made for drawers and cabinets are a simple way to organize food and cookware, and separate storage into convenient compartments and categories that are just as easy to access as they are to maintain. A Lazy Susan is another convenient addition that makes it a breeze to keep your kitchen organized by providing a smooth flow and quick access to everything you need. Setting the 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. Store items in see-through containers that not only organize your refrigerator, but keep food visible, fresh, and free of accidental cross-contamination. Keeping your kitchen goods hidden and out of sight is one of the greatest benefits of using storage inserts and dividers in your kitchen, and makes this space-saving innovation the perfect choice for removing clutter in compact areas and tiny kitchens.