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25 Kitchen Organization Ideas That’ll Make Your Life So Much Easier

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You spend so much time in the kitchen every day, especially if you make most of your meals at home.   A messy, disorganized kitchen can make food prep a hassle.  Learn how to make your kitchen work for you with these 25 Genius Kitchen Organization Ideas that’ll make your life so much easier.  

For more helpful kitchen hacks, check out the following:

Top 10 Refrigerator Organization Hacks That’ll Change the Way You Use Your Kitchen

15 Creative + Inexpensive Mason Jar Kitchen Storage Ideas

25 Brilliant Food Hacks for Easy Meal Prep

 

 

 

Genius Kitchen Organization Ideas That’ll Simplify Your Life

 

 

DIY COFFEE STATION

Set up a simple coffee station inside a kitchen drawer using inexpensive clear plastic dividers.

Genius Kitchen Organization Hacks

From Unlikely Martha:  DIY Coffee Station

 

 

SNACK STATION FOR THE KIDDOS

Let the kids serve themselves healthy snacks with their own snack station in the pantry and refrigerator.  Snack stations also work great to help kids pack their own lunches.

Genius Kitchen Organization Hacks

From I Heart Organizing:  Snack Station

 

 

MASON JAR STORAGE

Organize cupcake liners and keep nuts, seeds, and other products fresh in quart sized mason jars.

Kitchen Organization Hacks

From Table for Two and Lemon Thistle

 

 

DIY MAGNET SPICE JARS

Attach magnets to baby food jars to store on the fridge or other magnetic surfaces for easy access.  Don’t want to DIY?  Get them from Amazon.

From One Lucky Pickle:  DIY Magnetic Spice Jars

 

 

CREATE A SPICE DRAWER

Would you rather keep your spices stored away?  Transfer spices into these handy little spice tins that fit perfectly in a dedicated kitchen drawer, so they’re always handy when you’re cooking.

Genius Kitchen Organization Hacks

From The Kitchn:  Spice Drawer

 

 

INSTALL PULL-OUT SHELVES

Install pull-out shelves for easy access to items stored in lower cabinets.

Kitchen Organization Ideas

From Amazon:  Pull-Out Shelves

 

 

SODA CAN STORAGE

Use inexpensive soda can storage bins to keep canned goods organized in the pantry, or reuse cardboard soda can boxes.

Genius Kitchen Storage Hacks

From Thrifted Living:  Soda Can Storage Hack

 

 

SHOE ORGANIZATER HACK

Repurpose a shoe organizer for utensils and other necessities you need to keep close at hand.

Genius Kitchen Organization Hacks

From Organizing Made Fun:  Repurposed Shoe Organizer

 

 

WIRE BASKET STORAGE

Use wire baskets to add much-needed storage space under the kitchen sink.

Genius Kitchen Storage Hacks

From At Home With Nikki:  Wire Basket Storage

 

 

GARBAGE BAG STORAGE

Keep garbage bags out of the way by storing them on dowel rods under the sink.

Kitchen Organization Ideas

From Simply Organized:  Garbage Bags on a Roll

 

 

UTENSIL DRAWER ORGANIZER

Dealing with a disorganized utensil drawer can be a real hassle.  Pile in too many tools together, and you may never get that drawer open again!  Keep utensils neat and tidy with a drawer organizer like this one.  You can make your own with this tutorial or buy one on Amazon.

Genius Kitchen Organization Hacks

From Kevin + Amanda:  Utensil Drawer Organizer

 

Store long cooking tools in a diagonal organizer.  This hack is perfect for shallow drawers.

Kitchen Organization Hacks

From Martha Stewart:  Diagonal Utensil Drawer

 

 

VERTICAL UTENSIL STORAGE

If you have a deep drawer, consider storing utensils vertically by making your own storage boxes.

Kitchen Organization Ideas

Original Source Unknown, found on Pinterest45:  Vertical Utensil Storage

 

 

STORE KNIVES CORRECTLY

Good quality knives can get very expensive.  You never want to just throw your knives loose in a drawer because you can damage them and make them dull quickly.  Protect your investment – and keep your knives super sharp – by storing them correctly in a drawer knife block, on a magnetic strip, or in a universal knife block.

Kitchen Organization Ideas

Clockwise from left – Ask Anna, Room for Tuesday, and Amazon

 

 

HANG POTS + PANS

Hang your pots and pans just about anywhere in your kitchen with using a towel rack and some s-hooks to expand your storage space quickly and easily.  

Kitchen Organization Ideas

From The 2 Seasons:  Hang Pots + Pans

 

 

STACK PANS THE RIGHT WAY

It can be such a hassle to dig through heavy stacked pans to get the one you want.  Remove pans from your cabinet or pantry effortlessly with this handy pan and pot lid organizer.

Genius Kitchen Organization Ideas

From Amazon:  Stack Pans the Right Way

 

 

DIY LID STORAGE

Don’t forget those lids!  Use an organizer like the one above, or install a towel rack in your cabinet or pantry to organize all your pot and pan lids.

Kitchen Organization Ideas

From Hip2Save:  Lid Storage Hack

 

 

ORGANIZE CLUTTERED CABINETS

Clean up messy cabinets with a cabinet organizer to store cutting boards, cookie sheets, and skillets, or use tension rods for a similar effect.

Kitchen Organization Ideas

From left – Amazon and Martha Stewart

 

 

USE CABINET DOORS FOR STORAGE

Making use of every bit of space in your kitchen is a great idea for small and large kitchens alike.  Make a designated space to keep all your measuring tools in one place, complete with measuring equivalents perfect for baking.  Outfit a wire cling wrap holder with zip ties to store cutting boards and other cooking supplies.  Use a wall file holder to organize those pesky storage container lids.  Repurpose a magazine holder to store cling wrap, foil, and parchment paper, or make your own.

PRO TIP:  Attach the cling wrap holder, wall file holder, and magazine holder with Command Hooks that can be removed and repositioned without damaging cabinet and pantry doors.

Creative Kitchen Organization Ideas

Clockwise from left – Tidbits from the Tremaynes, That’s What She SaidBHGPinterest, and Shanty 2 Chic

 

 

STORE FRESH PRODUCE

Get produce off the counter with these wire storage baskets.  Don’t want to damage your walls?  Attach them with Command Hooks instead of screws.

Kitchen Organization Ideas

From @theortizcasa via Instagram:  Store Fresh Produce

 

 

MAGAZINE RACK STORAGE

This tip is label as an “RV Hack,” but it works anywhere.  Disposable products like paper plates, napkins, tablecloths, and plastic utensils can take up a lot of room in your cabinet or pantry, but this magazine rack hack streamlines storage.

Kitchen Organization Ideas

From Organizing Made Fun:  Magazine Rack Storage Hack

 

 

ORGANIZE WATER BOTTLES

Empty water bottles are really tall, which can make them awkward and difficult to store.  If they fit in your cabinet, they often fall all over the place due to being so lightweight, but this magazine rack storage idea makes storage super simple.

Kitchen Organization Hacks

From BHG:  Organize Water Bottles

 

 

HANG A CHALKBOARD

Hang a chalkboard to display your weekly menu, compile grocery lists, or keep track of family activities.

Kitchen Organization Ideas

From The Happy Housie:  Hang a Chalkboard

 

 

CREATE A COMMAND CENTER

Need more room to organize your family’s activities?  Make a command center complete with a calendar and storage boxes to keep your life in order.

Kitchen Organization Ideas You'll Love

From At Charlotte’s House:  DIY Command Center

 

Don’t need such an elaborate setup?  This simple DIY Magnetic Cookie Sheet Organizer is the perfect way to repurpose old cookie sheets or cheap dollar store or yard sale finds.

Kitchen Organization Ideas

From The Crazy Craft Lady:  DIY Magnetic Cookie Sheet Organizer

 

 

These Kitchen Organization Ideas are sure to help you make your kitchen an efficient space you can use to prep meals and organize activities for your family.  For more ways to make your kitchen the best room in the house, check out Top 10 Refrigerator Organization Hacks That’ll Totally Change the Way You Use Your Kitchen and 25 Brilliant Food Hacks for Easy Meal Prep.

 

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